The Laundry Can Wait

When I was married, my ex lived by this very rigid schedule and set of expectations. The house had to be cleaned by 9pm on Fridays… Laundry had to be finished and folded by 11am Saturday morning… The trip to the grocery store had to be done by 2pm Saturday… It was bizarre.  I could…

The Carriage House

One thing that is really neat in Virginia is all of the old homes.  Many of the homes that were built prior to 1900 have one thing in common…carriage houses. Ironically, it doesn’t matter if you find the old home in the rural or urban setting.  These structures seem to be present at the majority…

Aunt Po’s Place

It’s funny how things will come together sometimes… When I was working on this picture, I just started building the scene like I always do.  Put down a couple of focal points, then a couple of the big key additions and then work on filling in the space.  I don’t know if that process descriptions…

Ready For Guests

Sometimes you just have to do things for shock value. On my dad’s side of the family, my dad and uncles were always pulling practical jokes, especially round big events.  My one uncle was the most amazingly kind mind on the planet, but when it came time for a big event to happen at his…

All I Want For Christmas

If my family or any of my RL friends find my blog and figure out who I am…I am going to be a dead woman after this post… Let me begin by saying, I am not one who asks for things. If someone happens to give me a gift, I typically could care less what…

Will You Be My Dance Partner?

So after going all ghoulish last night, I needed to get back to my girly ways tonight. Between what I went through with Dozer a few weeks ago and a couple of people I know who are struggling as their pets go through some difficult health issues, I have been thinking a lot about how…