Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I survived! ~ August 30th

What a week! First my birthday (excellent), then an earthquake (insignificant and yet auspicious), and then Hurricane Irene (nerve-wracking beforehand but ultimately not a problem for me)! I survived and now will be heading up the Coast to see the hurricane's effect on my favorite coastal spot. This is how it looked on my birthday...

[please click on image for a better view]

But I anticipate the waves will be much bigger today. I'm taking my camera so stop back later in the week for an update on the Maine Coast.

Until then, happy trails!

Monday, August 22, 2011

My birthday ~ August 22nd

Recently, while cleaning out my garage and going through boxes of paper, I came across this photo of me sitting on my mother's lap while riding in a car when I was just a toddler.

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I thought it was appropriate to post for my birthday. I'm thankful to my mom & dad -- without them, I wouldn't be here! I know they're with me in spirit today and everyday. Love you, Mom & Dad!

Today was a deadline I set for myself. Beginning June 6th, I completely changed my eating habits. I cut out caffeine and desserts, and now fill my plate with lean meats, veggies, and fruit. My goal was to lose 10 lbs. by my birthday, and I'm happy to report I've lost 20 lbs.!

I'm scheduling this post early so I can be out celebrating on the 22nd. May your day be filled with joy and the love of family & friends!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Seaside Saturday: Images of the Maine Coast ~ August 20th

Some fresh pictures from the Maine Coast. I took these on Wednesday. (Please click on the images for a better view.)

This is the most glorious time of year! I hope you are enjoying summer wherever you are (or winter, as the case may be...).

I'm off to the farmers market! Wishing you a delightful day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My first time selling at Art in the Park ~ August 16th

Saturday I participated in my first outdoor art show. I shared a booth with my friend Rita, a talented artist. (You can learn more about her and see some of her work at her brand-new blog.)

Beth (left) & Rita in front of Booth #185

 The shot above shows my side of the booth with my little table of goodies. That's my grandmother's tablecloth (circa 1930's - can you believe it?)

This is another shot of my side, but it's a bit hard to see since the booth behind it shows through. (You can click on any of these images to get a better look.)

I offered small photo magnets for the first time ever.

I also had framed photos and hanging pieces that a friend of mine soldered between pieces of glass. I just love the soldered pieces! Thanks, Jen!

This is a framed photo called White Boat (how original. Not. ☺)

This shot shows the entire booth.

This is one of my favorite pieces, a photo of Fort Pulaski in Savannah to which Jen added 3 vintage handmade nails.

Above is a picture I took at home, but it's easier to see the piece. This photo is called Doorway to the Past.

We were right near the kids' art tent, which was fun, and under a shady tree, which was a godsend.

The show was held at Millcreek Park in South Portland, Maine. It's really quite a lovely spot.

I wish I had thought to take a picture of my friend, Lori. One of the best parts of the day was her visit. She drove all the way from Massachusetts to visit me and the art show. Thanks, Lori!!

It was a good day, and a bit of an adventure. Will I do it again? The jury's still out. But I do know I'm glad I was part of the 2011 Art in the Park experience. Big thanks to Rita for participating with me!