Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Be Still 52

STILL LIFE

Oxford Dictionary defines this as
A painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects,
typically including fruit and flowers
and objects contrasting with these in texture,
such as bowls and glassware.


This year I am taking a Still Life class.
In order for me to do this I have to stop.
I have to take in all this is around me.
I have to stay in the moment.
I have to 
Be Still

I am not still. 
I am always thinking about what I am doing next.
Or what I should or could be doing.
Because of this,
I miss the beauty of the moment.
I miss my real thoughts.
My real feelings at that moment.
And so I begin.

Kim Klassen's Be Still 52
will challenge me.
Daily.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Project 365~2015 Day 2 and 3

A little piece of Christmas
Day 2
It's funny how things change.
Our Christmas was like a wonderland.

There wasn't a bare branch on the tree. 
Christmas Carolers in every corner.
Stockings hung by the chimney with care.
And when we took things down, 
it filled a room.
It overfilled a room.

And now,
it fills a table.
Ornaments that were
wedding gifts.
An angel from our first Christmas.
Years of memories.
Even on this little table.


Day 3
Someday I will go to the attic.
Look through all the Christmas boxes.
But for now,
these will do.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Friday, November 21, 2014

My Thanksgiving

 Graham about to walk his sister down the aisle

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.
I love preparing with the Macy's Parade in the background.

"When is Santa coming, mommy?"

We don't have a large family.
So for me,
it's a peaceful day.

No matter where we are.
New Jersey, Annapolis, Acton or here.

Today I am preparing for 15. 
Ironically my two will not be with me.

Both for very exciting reasons, 
but they won't be here.

Being a grown up is hard. 
Elizabeth Stone said it best;
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. 
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

I am grateful for the amazing lives 
Alexandra and Graham are living.
I am blessed for the life I have lived.
It is not one I would have chosen.
But out of it, there has been good.
I am thankful.

PS Tomorrow Alexandra and I are having 
a mini Thanksgiving. We are make our dressing 
and we will send it to Graham.
Even though we'll not be together,
it will taste yummy! 
I love you 

One of our happiest and most thankful moments this year

Photographs by Josh Adam Photography

Monday, November 3, 2014

Here is something you might not know about me.
I'm a Virgo
I don't fit a lot of the characteristics of a classic Virgo
But here's what I am.
A perfectionist.
WAIT A MINUTE
For those of you who know me
and the coffee just came spewing out of your nose...
Not THAT kind of perfectionist.
I am the kind of perfectionist who
is renedered paralyzed if I don't think I am able to do things perfectly.

Knitting
Sewing
Writing
and the list goes on.

As we speak, I have three blog posts started and I am not ready to post them.

And so today,
I started another.
Although I am not a perfect photographer.
I seem to be ok with that.
The more I take photos, 
the more I learn.
The more I learn,
the more I appreciate what I am doing.
The other day I was nominated in a five day
Black and White Photo Challenge

Enjoy






All photos take by
Cheryl Sparks Photography