Friday, August 31, 2012

butterflies are free....

What remains of a beautiful Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly I found in the garden. Right when I was taking the photo, its wings starting moving ever so gently. I like to think, at that very moment, its spirit was set free.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

love & peace always ~ Kathy

"Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music -- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.  Forget yourself." ~ Henry Miller

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rainy days & Mondays...

What better way to spend a rainy Sunday, than to watch Disney's Silly Symphonies.  This one, entitled "Hell's Bells" is one of my favorites!  I hope you enjoy it, too!  There are lots of these silly little shorts on Youtube.  Here's a link to the list of films.  After you decide which one you would like to watch, just "google" it and you can find it on Youtube!  Save it for a rainy day though, since it will literally consume most of your day :)
Well, since I "wasted" the whole day yesterday, I have to get busy making new stuff!  Back to back shows are coming up in September and my inventory is pretty low.  These are some new earrings I made, perfect for Autumn, which is right around the corner.  They are for sale in my shop, if you are interested.

Happy Monday!!

Love & peace always ~ Kathy

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." ~ John Lennon

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Friday, Ya'll!

This is Henry [or maybe Henrietta] that lives in the woodpile.  Wayne just finished building a new wood shed, so he moved all of the wood into the shed and we came across all sorts of critters, as you can well imagine.  His eye looks hazy, since he was getting ready to shed his skin:
Wouldn't it be nice if we could shed our skin every year and get a brand new layer!  Now that would be awesome!  All in all, we relocated 7 snakes, 3 lizards, a gazillion wolf spiders and this big fat toad:
Hope everybody is happy in their new dwellings.

Off to more adventures!  Happy Friday!!

love & peace always ~ Kathy

"In the deeper reality beyond space and time, we may all be members of one body." ~ Sir James Jeans

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Woo hoo!!!!

Yay!!!  Congratulations, Jen!!  You won those awesome pearl earrings from my last blog post!  Keep an eye on your mailbox!  Thanks so much for your comments!!  Ya'll are awesome!  I had to share this tiny little butterfly that was hanging out in the butterfly bushes...he was so dainty and beautiful.  Love, love, love those little guys.  I also love this guy:
His name is Henry and he lives in the woodpile.  I hope he stays around to keep the mice and rats away.  But the best part of the day was this:
What a way to end the day...Lita was in pig heaven :)

love & peace always ~ Kathy

"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." ~ Allen Ginsberg

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Vacations, Mermaids and a "Freebie"

Hey Everybody!! Hope your Summer has been awesome so far! I can't believe it's already August. My vacation is over and it's time to start making some stuff and getting ready for several upcoming shows. Please be sure to keep an eye on my calendar for upcoming events and, hopefully, you can come out and see me at one of them. 
 We had a great vacation!  My favorite stop...Chicago and a visit with my best friend from High School.  I loved the "Bean" ~ it's amazing!  We took in all of the sights:
 I was amazed at how blue the water was in Lake Michigan...looked like the Gulf of Mexico.  The Lincoln Park Zoo was another exciting thing to see...well, maybe the Zebra wasn't that excited, but he gave me a big "yawn", which made for an awesome snapshot:
And then we were off to the Columbus Zoo, before heading back home.  As luck would have it, one of the Bonobo Apes had a week old baby that was just adorable.  She was hiding out in the very back corner of the enclosure, so it was hard to get a good photo.  However, this image captured the pure "love" she was showing her baby and the baby was "smiling" back at her.  So adorable!
I have lots of other animal photos on my smugmug website, if you want to see more.  I think this one is my second favorite, though:
And I was told that the color of the Flamingo is determined by what they eat!  I wish the color of people was determined that simply...there would be a lot less hatred in the world.
So how much do you love these swimming mermaids? Aren't they awesome! A big thanks goes out to the amazing Ms. Emily Martin for creating this lovely animation. I love it!  Before I sign off and get busy making stuff, I'm going to give these awesome earrings away...just because I appreciate your patience waiting for my long awaited blog's been way to long:
These large shell pearl earrings are beautiful!  All you have to do to win them is post a comment on this blog entry, or my facebook page.  Ozzy will be picking a winner next Wednesday morning.  Tell me about your favorite vacation spot...I'm making a list of places to check out that I haven't ever been.  Thanks so much!  Good luck in the drawing.

Have a great weekend!!  Love & peace always ~ Kathy

"But if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself." ~ Carl Jung