Thursday, January 30, 2014

Artful Feline!

Our cat Mouse loves artistic energy!

It is impossible to keep him off my studio table

 or Margot's Sassy Feet work table.

He's pretty clear about his ownership!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beautiful Santa Fe

My friend Leanne, whose studio we visited awhile back,

spent Christmas in Santa Fe!

 She's an excellent photographer

and shared these wonderful shots with Margot and me.

 I'm drooling over the sunset colours,

and putting a Santa Fe trip on my bucket list.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Life on the Coast

Evening sunset in Grover Beach to the south of us. 
 Hi Jenny and Noah!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hooray for Hollywood!

A quick 2 day trip to LA this week for some
 tests at USC Medical Center.
Margot found us this delightful hotel in Hollywood.
Established in 1927, a block long and beautifully maintained.
The Hollywood Historic Hotel!

 The red carpet treatment and gilded front doors.

Here's a shot from the '30's looking 
much the same as it does today. We had the
corner room on the second floor.

A corner of the lobby.

The view from our second story window.

Very cool art at their breakfast cafe.

 And a couple of infamous landmarks

we saw on our way out of town.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Life on the Coast

View of the Rock from Morro Bay State Park Campground.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fun in the Snow!

Here are a few interesting shots we came
 across while visiting Sun Valley.

Huge  chair, with it's own pair of boots!

 Margot made us the leading story on the newsstands!

And the local Starbuck's had fantastic outer walls
 that looked like massive stacks of cordwood.
Want to use this as a page background for journaling!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


For part of my healing process, we consulted 
with a dear friend who is a medical intuitive.

 She lives in Ketchum, Idaho which is in Sun Valley.

A big thrill for this native Southern Californian to see snow. 
These shots were taken from our hotel window.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gone for a Week

When I started this blog in early 2009 I posted everyday for the first three years.  The last two years I've posted every other day.  I'm currently dealing with some heavy duty medical issues and will be spending the next week or so out of town, in various clinics and doctor's offices.  So during this time I won't be blogging. I'll know more when I get back, and will take it from there.  Don't worry - I'll keep you posted and hopefully be back blogging before you know it!

Photo courtesy of Amri Studios - detail of installation at Children's Hospital Boston.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Life on the Coast

Walking by the harbour, on a Sunday morning.

Friday, January 3, 2014

From the Bookshelf

 This was a recent arrival at my library
 and we are all drooling over the massive
 amounts of eye candy within in covers!

Brilliant photography by James Merrill, choice text by Tricia Guild.

 Marvelous shots of pure colour - blues,
 greens, pinks, lavendars, white & black.

And great room shots showing how 
to use said colour to decorate your home.
Hoping for a second volume that will have
 orange, yellow and red in it!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

A wish for all, as we leave 2013 behind, 
that the coming year be filled with all good blessings,
loving kindness, tolerance and love.