Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mater Dei vs. St. John Bosco - Lacrosse 4/27/10

I have to admit that I have never watched a Lacrosse game - until last night. I was asked to photography MD#10. Last game of the season against Long Beach's St. John Bosco. What an interesting game! Lots of contact with no injuries. The first pic you can see the ball just about to go in the goalies net.
The next one is interesting to me because you can see the two blue Bosco players who have just pushed the MD player down. But what the spectators didn't see was what the camera picked up... The MD player has his elbow in the Bosco's back. Pushing him into the MD player.
Game results: Mater Dei 15 / Bosco 1

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

R.O.U.S.'s - Rodents of Unusual Size

I stopped by a site via one of my blogging bud's site and there was a post about these rare woolly pigs. I thought they were sooooo cute, I had to post them also. (This is one of the things I love the most about blogging--being able to learn and see things I'd normally never get a chance to) Officially known as Mangalitzas. This one's real name is Buddy. (I want one)
Baaaah ram ew. Baaaah ram ew.

From there I went to the link and saw this.
World's largest rodent. Would love to have him too.
I wonder what he's reading.....
'Rodent News'
'Go Fur It'
'Guinea World Records'

Monday, April 26, 2010

Art Creations Friday "Girl with Bucket"

Here is my quick attempt at the Art Creations Friday. I loved this little girl. She was the image that we were given. I put her in a photo that I took, added some tulips and got the background from Norfolk Textiles. Here's there link. This is oil cloth. I loved all the oil cloth that they had. I don't think I've ever really shopped for it here in California. Have never seen any that really inspired me, but loved everything they had. I know it over powers the card, but couldn't resist. Forgive me.
And the saying, felt it was a good one being Mother's Day is coming up.
God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Huntington Library Flowers

Today is a sad day for many and a day of rejoicing in heaven as Renee Crane lost her battle with colon cancer. She leaves behind her 18 year old daughter, (a clone of herself - wonderful girl), her husband and their two babies. Please join me in praying for the family.
I'm posting these flowers that I took at the Huntington Library this past Sunday. They are a five star flower, don't know the name, but it reminded me that we have had five moms of my daughter's friends die this year. Cancer is so prevalent now days.
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Altamonte Springs, (Orlando) Florida Trip

Our USTA team made it to Nationals. The tournament was in Orlando, Altamonte Springs to be exact. 8.0 Senior (sheesh) Mixed Doubles - they came in 5th.
In between matches, we visited a few local spots. This was a natural spring. The kids would float on their inner tubes, having a blast. (We thought the water was cold!)
I thought this little girl was so cute! Totally dry hair, but goggles on anyhow.
This gator was NOT in the springs.
He is a baby and smiled for me. ~Sweet gator.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Art Creations Friday "Princess"

I've been out of town and busy this week, but I did squeeze in this week's Art Creations Friday challenge. Here is my girl. Her head is from the challenge photo given to us. The background and flowers are from a photograph that I took last month. Worked it and re-painted it turning it into this. The frog is from Google images and the saying is one from 'The Frog and the Princess' movie. Hope you like her - thanks for visiting!
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Home is Where I Left my Scissors

Here is my wacky version for the "Home" collage challenge from Collage Obsession Challenge. Being that my house is always in somewhat of disarray - I'm always searching for something, usually a pair of scissors (which we have many-just never can find them), and feeling like a chicken with my head cut off - This is what I came up with. Regardless, my home is still where my heart is (and my scissors)
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Monday, April 5, 2010


Here is my Macro Monday shot.
It's taken at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.
This is by Dega. It's one of my sister's favorite statues.
Isn't she beautiful? I love her skirt.
I can just picture her standing there in ballet pink.
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Portuguese Bend, Palos Verdes, California

Today we went to my in-law's home for Easter ~ where my hub grew up; Rancho Palos Verdes, California. We drove through Portuguese Bend, stopping by our good friend, T. H. Redfield, Jr., the Great Grandson of the American Impressionist Edward Willis Redfield. Here is one of the links to his Grandfather: We love Tom. Actually, he is one of my favorite friends of my hub's. Below is a photo of him telling my kids about the geological facts of the slide area. We call him "Uncle Tom". This shot is for my "Straight out of the Camera Sunday" shot- Visit for more great ~straight~ shots.
Below is the view from his house. His house is technically considered in the slide area, however, it's braced by one of the peninsulas.
The next photo is of a Peacock... one of six that were in a tree. Tom said they are annoying, they eat all the flowers on the bushes. And it is mating season. We could hear them calling each other... very loudly. It was amazing to me to see so many around. This one in the tree was a young one. His tail feathers weren't long. And did you know they fly? There were six in this tree and as I walked carefully closer, trying not to disturb them, they would, one by one, swoop up to the next tree branch.
I took a few pics of Tom's paintings and there are so many that I love, I can't even begin to chose a favorite ~ however, this is one I decided to post.
The next photo shows a portion of his studio and on the easel you can see the painting that I posted resting on the easel.

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter! Here are some blown out eggs that I painted back in the early 80's. Sheesh-- seems like just last year, but when I typed that it sounds sooooo long ago! What I find funny is that I didn't paint anything with Easter related or even spring related art. Go figure. Guess I just painted what I liked at the time!
~Forget love, I'd rather fall in chocolate~

Saturday, April 3, 2010


This week's theme for Photo Friday is 'blurred'. Here is a photo that I took at a Lucky Strike Bowling party for our National Charity League Father/Daughter event last week. The girls had so much fun with their dads. It really was fun to watch them interact. They cheered each other on and literally leaped out of their seats when someone would get a strike. Fun times had by all!
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Friday, April 2, 2010


Here is my attempt at Butterfly art.
The butterfly is from the Art Creations Friday.
I took the "flying" swimmer from a photograph I took at a swim meet. The frame and photo in it are ones I took from the Norton Simon Museum. Mixed it all together and poof!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Here is my letter for Theme Thursday - Also using the letter "B".
I used a photograph that I took of a painting by Modigliani and in photo shop, used it as a template/guide. I layered over it and repainted a new version.
The saying is by Joan Collins;
"The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer".
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