Monday, May 22, 2006


I took this photo from inside my dining room.He was a handsome little buck.Would have been picture perfect,if my windows were clean.Nature offers so much natural beauty.This little fellow was munching on some honeysuckers.Do you know what honeysuckers are?It's another natural beauty,a wild vine that blooms these trumpet shaped flowers.They smell so good and you can pull them off the vine and bite the end off and suck the nectar out.They're so sweet and delicious !

My little bluejay made it through Friday night.Saturday afternoon I put him on the ground,hoping he would try to fly.I went in the house for a while and when I went to check on him,he had died.I buried him and said a prayer.HOPE he has a wonderful journey to the spirit world.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Sunny Spirit Magnet

This is my magnet I created for Lora's magnet swap.It is called "Sunny Spirit".I've got to get it in the mail tommorrow.Had a lot of fun making it.

Spent most of this day,watching a young blue jay that had left its nest.It wasn't quite strong enough to fly yet.The parents were trying to protect it from my cats.I finally caught it in a big box and put it up on top of a building that is near the nest.I hope the mother will still take care of it.

We're putting down laminate flooring in the kitchen.Everything is a mess.
Will be glad when it is finished.

Pray for my little feathered friend ! Joyce

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

101 Portraits Challenge

Started a new project last week.Violette has given us a new challenge,101 portraits.We are to draw or create something about ourselves for 101 days.My first self portrait was a child-like drawing.I hope I get better as I go.My 2nd portrait was a Feather Blessed Maid.I'm posting a picture of her.We will create a journal with these portraits.I believe it will teach us alot about ourselves.Thanks for this challenge,Violette.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

My Mother's day was great.I spent time with my mom.I bought her a new hummingbird feeder ,windchimes and a potted plant.She was very happy all her children were home today.My Mom is a very simple person.She is very special to me.
My daughters cooked dinner tonight.Steak,baked potatoe,salad,garlic bread and apple dumplings for dessert.Loved their cards and gifts.

Hope every MOTHER was blessed today !

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Giving Thanks

It's a beautiful Saturday morning.Started this day by giving thanks for everything I'm blessed with.Then I'm heading off to the P.O. to mail a package and I'm going to help my Mom and Dad plant the garden.Will write more about the garden this afternoon.
We got the garden planted.Can't wait till we have fresh greenbeans,corn,
tomatoes,squash,okra,peas.I was going to take a picture,but I forgot the camera.Thank-you Mother Earth for providing us food and family time.

My brother-in-law came by to invite us for dinner.He grilled hamburgers
and cooked mushrooms,onions, garlic for the topping.They were delicious.

Don't forget Mother's Day tommorrow ! Let her know she is treasured !

Friday, May 12, 2006

What do you see ?

A beautiful dandelion or an ugly weed.I think this is a beautiful plant . It makes a great filler for your salad in early spring.This natural herb may have saved my grandson's life.My daughter developed a rare liver condition when she was pregnant and I discovered that dandelion heals the liver.It has many healing properties.
It has this beautiful bloom to remind us of nature's way.As a child I spent time making dandelion crowns and blowing away the seeds,or little parachutes we called them.So I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.I love those dandelions in my yard.
I hope to teach my girls and grandson to treasure this plant.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Next Project

Last night I worked on a 4x4 for an art swap.This swap requires using junk mail .This swap will commemorate Earth Day.I used a postcard that I had recieved from a florist.I glued a picture of the ocean and sand dunes. Added a frog holding the earth with a mermaid tale, a stamp with blue birds and some cutout words.Then I decided to add some bubblewrap.I ended up covering the whole postcard.It looked pretty good.But then I got to thinking it would be impossible to get a good picture with the bubblewrap.So I'm going to try to take a picture and post.May have to create another one.They're usually posted on website. It looks pretty good.So on to the next art swap.Need to create a magnet.

Peace To All,Joyce

Monday, May 08, 2006

Choo ! Choo! The Creativity Train

I finally finished my box car for the creativity train.My box car is called Graffiti.It was made from a drawing,I did a few weeks ago.I took a picture of the drawing and copied it to the size needed.The top of box car was made from a drawstring from a fruit sack.Buttons for the wheels.I decided to add some color,so I colored the smiley faces.The box car latch is a piece of a picture frame hanger.It'll be fun to see everyone's box cars together to form the creativity train.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Buzz ! Buzz ! Buzz !

Still buzzing around.Yard sale starts tommorrow.I've been digging out,pricing,cleaning,making signs and flyers.Hope it goes well.
Worked on the train last night,need to finish details.I've got to put it in the mail Monday.Got to get bezzy ! Wishing everyone a great Friday !

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Busy as a bee !

I've been busy as a bee this week.Watching my grandson,getting ready for a yard sale,planning a wedding .Yesterday we went shopping for summer clothes for Curious J.Bought him a couple of outfits and a Sponge-bob swimsuit.He was thrilled with the swimsuit.He's a big SpongeBob fan.I've got to get my creativity train put together tonight.We're making a train to celebrate Violette,an artist who inspires alot of people.May post a picture when I finish.Well got to go,need to be buzzing along.Clothes to wash,yard sale items to price and a train to create.Plus american idol comes on tonight.

Have a great day !

Monday, May 01, 2006

Feather Blessing

Welcome to my blog spot. It's Monday! New month , new beginning. Spent the day taking care of my grandson Curious J. We spent an hour outside today. While we were walking around in the yard I was gifted with a feather. Hope it brings a special blessing.
I'm working on a art magnet , that I call sunny spirit. It includes a orange feather. I will try to post a picture when it is finished. I'm making the magnet for an art swap.

~Feather Blessings ~