My world is all about trying to capture the beauty and magic that surrounds us. Come along on my creative path, the best is always just around the next bend. ~Anna


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Friday, April 11, 2014


Snowbanks are slowly receding,
winds are gusting,
birds are noisily chattering...
it looks and sounds a bit like

Could it finally be here?
I do believe the answer is yes!

Enjoying asparagus on a spring day :)

Hoping spring is in full swing at your house!

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Bead Dreams 2014

Happy day!
I recently got word that my beaded necklace, Arabesque,
has been juried into the Bead Dreams 2014 show.

I'm super pleased to be included in this amazing exhibition!
There will be pieces in the show from as far away as Russia and Japan.
I can't wait to see them.

Wishing you a wonderful week full of 
color and good news.

P.S. we're in the midst of a huge snowstorm.
I bet you can't top that bit of craziness!

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Seeing Beyond

An expanse of green, sparkling bokeh, and a lone droplet conjures up thoughts of vastness,
 wilderness, aloneness, loneliness, singular strength, light, enlightenment...

Maybe I think too much,
maybe you see freshly rinsed kale and selective focus on a single droplet.

Hope you have a great week full of wonder!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Oh, the Light!

We continue to get snow. 
 I shake my head.

On the plus side, the weather has caused some crazy good light.
The snow-falling days have produced a giant soft box outside my window -
quiet, low lighting that reminds me of Dutch still life paintings and Rembrandt's work.

 So, I'll take advantage of that for now...
while I dream of spring.

Wishing you a week filled with amazing light!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

City Heights

I'm off to the big city for business and fun,
or maybe just the business of fun.

Either way, I'm looking forward to good food without cooking, 
museum visits, and catching up with my favorite peeps!

Have a great week!
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

30 Spring Photo Prompts

I wish I could say our woods are touched with hints of green,
 bursting buds, and spring flowers...
but, truth be told,
 my world looks very white, while the dream of spring lies buried 
under mini-mountains of snow and cold. 

Hopefully, spring is no stranger at your house and you will enjoy my 
30 Spring Photo Prompts!

As for me, I guess I'll just have to continue
 dreaming of spring...

Friday, February 21, 2014


Time travel today, back to the month of July and a city trip.

It was hot.
The kind of hot that negates the freshly-showered and clean clothes
 feeling in a matter of minutes.
A hot that lingered in shadowed alcoves.

The sun glared, cars honked, and pedestrians bustled.
I crossed the street and entered a sanctuary.

Inside it was dark with jewel-toned tinted light, and cool.
A refreshing cool that made me sigh in relief.
And, it was peaceful.
A peace born of 150 years of prayer within its walls.

I made pictures.
I marveled.

Wishing you a bit of peaceful sanctuary today and all the year through.

Friday, February 14, 2014


Happy Valentine's Day!
Wishing you a day filled with love and sweet treats.