The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Did you say 'Scavenger Hunt!'

I stumbled across a really cool blog one day, Gallo Organico.

After investigating it, I found a post about an online summertime photographic scavenger hunt that was just getting started. I love to take pix and was intrigued, so of course I'm going to participate!

Here is my first offering, # 13 (a fence) ~

Below is a list of photos to come....
1. Open air market
2. Theater for performing arts (not a movie theater)
3. City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building
4. Airplane
5. A sunset
6. Someone or something taking a nap
7. A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny
8. A tower
9. A photo with someone or something that is clearly out of place or doesn't belong
10. A bench that is outside
11. An animal in a zoo, aquarium, nature preserve, etc.
12. A cloud in the shape of something (please specify what you see)
13. A fence
14. A stained glass object or a mosaic
15. A fire truck or police car
16. A windmill
17. Candle(s)
18. Your local pub/bar, coffee house or tea shop
19. A fisherman
20. A dinosaur

21. A photograph of you with an artistic tool or craft supply (you cannot substitute for this item)
Bonus/substitute items:
A person wearing an outfit (or item of clothing) that symbolizes your country
A sundial

To check out all of the photos, click this link >  photographic scavenger hunt


  1. What a gorgeous fence it made me smile - I love the look of tie died fabric :)

    1. Thank you! I was hoping it would be acceptable for the hunt :)

  2. I think that's the most interesting and intriguing fence I've seen in all the photos yet!

    1. Thank you so much! That's how my fence looks most of the spring & summer...

  3. Now that is one beautiful fence!

    1. Thank you! It's bright... can't miss it!

  4. Wow! That's certainly colourful. I love it. I'm glad you discovered Rinda's blog, because it means I've now discovered yours. Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed your 'nature walk' :o)

  5. What a FUN fence indeed - BJ

  6. That fence has so much brightness to it! Gotta love it.
    If you really enjoy scavenger hunts, may I suggest this blog:
    Every Sunday a new hunt occurs and its been going on for a few years now!