Illusory works of art have a curious fascination. They represent a triumph of art over reality. They are illogic masquerading as logic. These are some of the first photos taken of and by my Dad in the 60’s. There were lots more taken of us over the years! We LOVED when he would use the… Continue reading The Inky Art of Illusion
My dad is a master at carving watermelon rind teeth. When I was a kid, we’d line up after eating our watermelon slices to have dad carve us a set! We all got something different and would walk around with those in our mouths until they fell apart. Dad was accepted to dental school in 1974 when I was… Continue reading I Want S’more Watermelon Teeth!
The summer of 1986… I was seventeen, the summer before my senior year in high school. My grandparents took me to Europe to visit my Aunt and Uncle in The Netherlands and my friend Birgit in Germany. I spent two months traveling through six different countries. It was the trip of a lifetime! At the… Continue reading Summer in Paris
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening. What a beautiful quote from a book that I absolutely could not stand to read! I choose to apply this quote to my own memories of… Continue reading The Voice of the Sea
About a month ago, I wrote this post Yes, I Ride Like a Girl! about the “Adventures of Wendy and Sheri”. It’s been 8 weeks and we’re still riding and hiking! We’ve been documenting our rides and our “Monday Fun Days” with photos and videos so that I could put them in albums for each of us. We’re… Continue reading Where The Wild Things Are!
If you ask my nieces (and sometimes nephews) what they want to do at Aunt Wendy’s they will say, “Arts n’ crafts!” What kid, old or young, doesn’t like to get creative?! One of the things that I love about budding little artists is their artistic freedom. The sky can be purple, the trees can… Continue reading Arts n’ Crafts
Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge Blog Hop! Today I’m using elements from some of Club Scrap’s digital kits to create a few “mash up” scrapbook layouts of my sweet nephew Gus’ first birthday party! A year goes by fast, it feels like we were just waiting for baby Gus… Continue reading Don’t Fuss Call Gus!