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I'm an artist and SAHM from the upper mid-west. In addition to my passion for paper art and mixed-media; I enjoy sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making and gardening. I love finding ways to reuse, re-purpose and recycle everyday items into art or other basic utilitarian objects.
I'm working at getting back to the basics: healthy food, reduced chemical load in our home, exercise and spending time with family.
I've noticed that I've been somewhat unplugged from the blogosphere lately...even from my computer completely. It's been kind of refreshing. With the end of summer wrap-up we have so many things on the calendar in such a small amount of time.
I'll be around here and there over the next couple weeks very randomly. I'm not trying to ditch you, if i don't answer an email as promptly as I used to...I'm just not checking email very often.
Happy end of summer to everyone! I'll be back to my "normal" self after Labor Day.
A favorite pastime is searching for fun rocks to add to our collections. Well...it's mostly our girl and I that can do this for hours on end.
It was great to walk out from our hotel straight to the shoreline.
The shoreline at this part of the lake is rocky...not sandy. It kills my feet to walk on for any length of time even though the rocks have been worn smooth.
We brought home some treasures...
I don't think we got any agates...have a book on reserve at the library to help me identify.
We just picked ones that spoke to us. Such as penguin rock, pyramid rock, a couple with faces and some with a ring slicing through. Others just said take me home like the stick.
My ultimate excitement was when I found sea glass!!! There were all small pieces but genuine sea glass none the less.
There were several shades of green and clear as well as a blue and a piece of pottery or maybe milk glass? I want to go back just to sit and sift through to find more. Sad but true.
I spotted this rock while hiking and had to grab a picture.
Such a funny face...
And now to the friendship part of my post....
My BFF is in town for a convention and we haven't seen each other in 17yrs!
I'm picking her up in a couple hours so we can spend the evening hanging out at our house until she leaves bright and early in the morning for home.
I am so excited that I'm giddy!
Here's a view from the lift bridge when it's down for traffic to flow.
Duluth is pretty at night as well with the lights reflecting on the water.
And then we got food poisoning...luckily just us and not the kids as well. At least it was our last night there...sure was a miserable one though. Oh yeah and about 4 AM that miserable night...the power went out in the hotel. It was only out for about 5 minutes and most likely no one but us even noticed.
I'll share some more high points later but for now I must go rest again.