Sunday, July 29, 2007

Out and About

I have been swapping photo ATCs on Swap-bot, and I'm in a few new ones. So needed to shoot some new things. I have a tendency to alter my photos using Microsoft Image Composer. Love the look. Here are some altered (and not).

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Three to Grow On is part of a Treasury

Thanks to itsybetsy, I have made etsy's treasury. Please visit the treasury and view all the "grows" that made her list. Thanks itsybetsy for including me!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

What a cute boy!

Quiet day at home, and it looked as though Jake was modeling for me, so I obliged him... took lots of cute shots... this was one of my favorites. Did a little digital magic and voila! Adorable boy.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Daisies are popping!

I planted some daisy seeds last year but nothing came up ... low and behold this year they decided to show up! Love love love daisies! Haven't really paid attention to my garden so anything that comes up is a pleasant surprise! Just looked and my gladiolus are starting to pop!

Friday, July 6, 2007


Ever wonder where a certain word (saying) comes from? Click here for a great site - this is just one of the explanations for SMART AS PAINT:

[Q] From Lewis Rosenbaum: “The phrase smart as paint is said by Long John Silver to Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island. Any ideas as to the source of the expression?”
[A] It appears a couple of times in R L Stevenson’s book, the first time as: “Now, Hawkins, you do me justice with the cap’n. You’re a lad, you are, but you’re as smart as paint. I see that when you first come in.”
It was only one of many versions that have been invented from the 1850s onwards, among them fresh as paint, snug as paint, clever as paint, pretty as paint, and handsome as paint. They’re all similes that draw on some special quality of paint, but smart as paint punningly combines two senses of smart — the idea of new paint being bright and fresh in appearance and that of a person who is quick-witted and intelligent.
It seems to have been Stevenson’s own invention. At least, I can’t find an earlier example. It started to be used by others in the second decade of the twentieth century, presumably based on its appearance in Treasure Island.
But it wasn’t always a pun; sometimes only the first part of the sense was meant. For example, this appears in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Visit to Three Fronts, dated 1916: “His charming blue uniform, his facings, his brown gaiters, boots and belts are always just as smart as paint.”

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

New Collage listed on Etsy

Wow - does time go by fast. Hard to believe its been almost a month since my last post! Well, here is my latest addition to Etsy. It's 5 x 7 and some of the items I used are from my friend Kimberly. She put together little packages of ephemera - which are great! It certainly made a good jumping off point for my collage!