But Not by You


Please, please, please … write because you have something to say. Not because you want to impress the reader. Your writing will not appeal to everyone. That’s okay. It will to the ones who need it the most.

Write from your heart. Let your feelings flow. Get it all out. You can always edit later for style, grammar and punctuation.

And yes, it may have all been said before. But not by you. You are unique; one of a kind. You have a voice. There is no one else like you on the planet. Celebrate that and share it through your writing.

Who knows? Your writing may just fill up the cracks in someone’s soul. You are such a messenger!

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Polka Dot Toes

Yesterday was the day.  After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it was time for me.  A manicure and pedicure was definitely in order.  But not your ordinary pedicure.  As you can see, now I match Daisy.  Click the photo for a close-up 🙂  Namaste’


French Soap Label

Yesterday was such a surprise with two gifts coming in the mail.  The clock (yesterday’s post) from WS’s daughter and then the antique French soap label from my daughter.  She even framed it for us in an antique frame.  I promise not to polish it 🙂

We love both of our gifts, girls!!!!  Namaste’  Only three days to go, people, until the end of my 366 project.  But I’ll keep blogging 🙂



Horsehair Angel

I bought this horse hair angel several years ago in Tombstone, AZ.  My friends and I were doing the tourist thing and we spotted this beautiful piece.  The horse hair is from the mane and tail of horses that are being groomed.  The hair falls out naturally and is collected to be fired into the mold with the plaster, clay or whatever material is used for the piece.  This was taken with my Nikon Coolpix P510.  Click to enlarge.

I love this angel.  Namaste’

Busting Loose

What do you suppose busted through this fence?  I looked around for footprints but couldn’t find anything.  I’m fantasizing that it was a beautiful Gypsy Vanner. It probably wasn’t but I can dream, can’t I?  If I ever get the opportunity to have a horse, it will be a Gypsy Vanner.  Maybe I was a gypsy myself in a previous life and who knows, maybe a breeder of these magnificent creatures??? Probably rode a black and white steed and had a long black mane myself.  I know I always wore a red rose in my hair. What fun I had in that lifetime 🙂  Namaste’

(Yes, Miss Z), I took this with the new camera.  I’m lovin‘ it!)

Pearls of Wisdom

Once again, I seem to be backed up with trying to read other blog posts, comments, etc., so I apologize to all of you.  Just can’t seem to catch up.  Could take me weeks.  Ha!  Sure hope not.

On to today’s photo … every time I wear pearls or even see them for that matter, I think of the phrase “pearls of wisdom.”  Do you ever wonder how that phrase came about?  So I decided to just do a quick search about pearl quotes and came up with a couple that were pretty interesting …

‘All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography’ -Frederico Fellini

‘Why is it that men can be b.a.s.t.a.r.d.s. and woman must wear pearls and smile’ -Lynn Hecht Schafren


Mirror, Mirror …

This is what I call a “diva” mirror, which hangs on the wall in my bathroom.  I had lots of fun playing with some special effects on this one.  I actually did one similar to this and ordered some prints today so that I can send one to my granddaughter.  Shhhhh!  Don’t tell her.  She’s a diva in her own right 🙂  Happy Saturday and Namaste’