Tuesday, June 30, 2009

tuesday craft - pillow

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once kept buttoned tight

around her middle

now it cradles

her sleepy head

Monday, June 29, 2009

monday travel photo - what manner of nonsense?

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passing by

I turn my head

what manner of nonsense

is this I said

very interesting wig shop in London

Friday, June 26, 2009

shoot out thanks

Thanks Debbie in Germany for choosing
colors of the rainbow
for our subject matter this week.

I headed right over to Grand Ave in St Paul
and stopped by
Cooks Of Crocus Hill.
They are a wonderful kitchen store
loaded with color as you can see.
Thanks to the folks there for letting me shoot.

If you would like to see more wonderful shots
by other bloggers around the world
check out my sidebar under
friday my town shoot out.
You can link right over.

Now look below for my photo finds.

friday my town shoot out - colors of the rainbw

"Do you know the colors of the rainbow
green my friend
red at the end"

my children used to sing this song.
Enjoy my rainbow of colors.

purple preserves

blue bowls

green cookware

yellow lemon curd

orange tea pot

red tea towels

until next friday

Thursday, June 25, 2009

thursday art - anatomy study II

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finished with the masters hand

his legs so strong

I capture them

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

wednesday flora - white

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beautiful white

stately standing

in the border garden

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

tuesday craft - bookmarks

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on the edge

of my page

keeping watch

over my reading

Monday, June 22, 2009

monday travel photo - india

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beautiful domes

Saturday, June 20, 2009

saturday random photo - sparkle

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vintage beads

gathered in a box

waiting for the moment

they become something new

Friday, June 19, 2009

friday my town shoot out - metal

I've just joined a group of bloggers who take photos around their town using a theme. I think it will be a lot of fun. This weeks theme is metal so here is what I found down the road at the park.

A walk through Central Park in Roseville MN
gives you perspective .
This is how metal lives with nature.
copyright photographs Grace Albaugh 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

thursday art - anatomy study I

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study in graphite

the master

carved it in marble

I drew with my pencils

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

wednesday photo - soggy bovine

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farm in England



English cows


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

tuesday craft - berry earings

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beaded earings

the year


these beads were part of a necklace


they adorn the ears

Sunday, June 14, 2009

monday photo - sand dollar

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sand dollar

collected on the beach

resting on a plate in the spare bedroom

Friday, June 12, 2009

all i see

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Mr. A at the farm

Oh how vast

open to possibility

anything I can imagine

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

tuesday craft - blown egg

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Blown egg

covered with hundreds of dots

taken from antique paper

a whole new design emerges

Sunday, June 7, 2009

getting my feet wet

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spring garden beauties

Just getting my feet wet

Playing around with layouts and such

Thank you for being patient with me as I figure it all out :)

Enjoy the spring garden as I romp through all of this!

P.S. if you click on a photo it fills your screen. The detail is breath taking.

for shokoofeh

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Lilly of The Valley in my garden

This little lovely was nestled in my garden

I pluck it with my camera lens

To give to sweet Shokoofeh.

Thank you for all the lovely Lilly's you gave me

on your blog.

Love to you dear girl!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

new photo

© copyright Grace Albaugh 2009
great-grandmother's dress

This beautiful airy fabric makes up a floor length dress.

It belonged to a woman that lived in Ohio.

I like to imagine her sitting on her front porch sipping iced tea.

She was beautiful!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

thursday art - pear

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still life from photo

"Let's start from the very beginning. A very good place to start"

As much as I love art and have always been "artsy" I had never taken any formal art lessons.

My good friend Lena is a fabulous artist and had an opening in her art class 3 years ago.

I filled that empty seat and the still life you see was my first graphite drawing.

The photo was color, and because I was a true novice, I had no idea that trying to draw in black and white from a color print was a bit of a jump for a first lesson. Ignorance is bliss!
also, Lena never once said that it would be hard or a stretch and neither did any of the other students. It just goes to show that if we act as though something is perfectly doable it can be.

This was the start of my love for drawing.

I'm a slow worker but love it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


© copyright Grace Albaugh 2009
Mr. E

Have you ever seen anything as wonderfully happy as this?

This is our fabulous Mr. E and he looks like this most of the day.

Marvelous M is his mother and our daughter.

I could not think of a better image to christen this new blog.

I hope it is as happy an experience for everyone who visits as life is for E.


Yes, another blog.

I think this covers all of my most current interests.

I hope you enjoy!