Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Your Brain



This is your brain...
Jennifer C. Webb

...and this is your brain on art

collage by Tyrone Dalby via here






For everything in your brain...a place to put it
via here
And if you want to be specific...
via here





Sunday, July 29, 2012

In the Garden-heat ma'am!



via here
Impatiens by Jeffrey T. Larson
For more of his work see here

My refuge from the summer time heat is our courtyard garden...protected from the sun and planted with shade loving impatiens.  This year, however, there is no refuge...my impatiens are surrendering to this year's heat wave.  I hurriedly took a few photos of our summer's last blooms













Ready to close the gate on this hot summer...
for hopefully fall is right around the corner




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Snapshots

"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away"
-Eudora Welty

Photo by Eudora Welty
via here

The iPhone and the app, Instagram, have made it easier to stop those moments from running away


Until recently, I had been using Instagram primarily as a camera...taking snapshots here and there, experimenting with their digital filters.  Even using it for my blog header


But, I was slow to realize that it's more than just a utility...it's a social media hub for inspiration.  I've started following some of the same individuals I follow in the blogosphere and on Pinterest...getting another peek into their creative worlds

Social Print Studio has developed Instagrid...a web gallery of your Instagram photos.  Those not using Instagram can subscribe and follow users' photos via this site

Follow me here on Instagrid or via Instagram...user name jcasewebb


And in this age of social media, if all of this "sharing" isn't enough...Social Print Studio even offers SuperEgo

"It grabs all the Facebook photos tagged with your name, and displays them gloriously on your own personal superego page.  It's a fun (& critical?) acknowledgement of social media's tendency to push us all towards self-obsession"
-from their website

Perhaps all of this technology is creating super-egos...these clever apps are definitely creating the super-wealthy.  Read more about that here

Hope you catch some snapshots before they run away...whether you share them or not

Sunday, July 22, 2012

In the Studio-An Apple a Day

Jennifer C. Webb
Study of an apple, completed during an oil
painting workshop I attended a few years back


In the studio this week, another kind of apple...super-sized.  My new much larger iMac...27 inches of workspace

My screensaver...so I can admire John while I work...while he admires Monet


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
-Steve Jobs (2005 Stanford commencement speech)


Thank you Mr. Jobs...I may not always love my work, but I will always love my Mac

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Friday Flowers

"Green how I want you green.  Green wind.  Green branches."
-Federica Garcia Lorca

via here
Green Leaves
by French artist and textile designer
Paule Marrot (1902-1987)

You'll often find my "Friday Flowers"posts do not include flowers at all...but just green.  Branches from a Sparkleberry tree fill vases this week.  An evergreen shrub or small tree, the Sparkleberry is native to the Southeastern United States 


 Its sturdy branches are easy to arrange and can remain fresh for at least a week

Weighted by woody stems and dense leaves, oysters shells hold them in place

Mixed with dried palmetto fronds


Best part about using branches from the yard...they're free!  Well, as long as it's your yard

Hey, Mom...if you're reading this I cut a few Sparkleberry branches from your yard while you were out of town.  Love you



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In the Garden-Tomatoes

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts
while eating a homegrown tomato"
-Lewis Grizzard

via here
Pommes D'Amour
by Jeffrey T. Larson

For more of his work see below

We've anxiously watched our tomatoes swell...

soak up the sunshine

and finally ripen

My picker and our harvest



Ripening in the kitchen window...

above my "tomato-orange" sink!


"Don't bend over in the garden, Granny,
you know them taters got eyes"

Title of bestselling book by the late southern humorist, 
#1 University of Georgia fan, and author Lewis Grizzard

Hope you are enjoying fresh tomatoes and good books this summer








Monday, July 16, 2012

You're Invited

"Today was good.  Today was fun.  Tomorrow is another one"
-Dr. Suess

You're invited...to Mischief's 4th Birthday.  It was good, it was fun


Invitation via Paperless Post

Welcome



Decorating with her favorite colors






Flowers from the yard






Waiting for her guests to arrive



An uninvited guest...he matched the decorations so it was okay

Party time!



Our photographer











Goodie bags for her guests

Bye


Digital thank you notes via Paperless Post
Tacky perhaps, but efficient...she can write her own next year

Even Mom and Dad received a gift...


Thanks Uncle George...I'm gonna let it shine!




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