Friday, September 30, 2011

This piece at Artprize was interesting. 20 some panels were given to 20 different artists to complete along with a piece of a picture cut up
with that section they were to complete. This was the result. Quite amazing I thought as it looks so cohesive.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Interesting Entries

This week Artprize opened here in Grand Rapids. Here are a few unusual but quite interesting entries I saw my first afternoon. First, are the wood pieces which we liked quite alot. Second the glass vessel of ceramic heads, kinda creepy but interesting nonetheless. And last was a series of elephant pencil drawings made with words. The words were all comments that the artist heard from people visiting the elephants exhibit at the zoo.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Unusual TV Stand

I am reluctant to pass up a cool and unusual piece under any circumstance. However, I sometimes can't figure out where I can use it.
Therefore, I move on to my family and friends when this occurs. Today I found this at a barn sale near our home and it's a piece from
Baker furniture that needs staining and finishing and a top. Measured it 39 X 24 X 24. Perfect for my friends (Bill and Lonell) 32 "
flat screen TV with room the DVR as well! It even has drawers on the side and lions on all 4 corners all for the bargin price of $95.
Needless to say it has a new home!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Different sunrise

Morning walk this a.m. was different for sure. Kind of looked like the movie Twilight.
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Arcadia Bluffs

This is a canvas photo we saw today at an art festival.  Mark recognized immediately as a view from a golf hole at Arcadia Bluffs where he golfs once a year with friends.  They make a full day of it and enjoy themselves immensely, eating, golfing and enjoying the views of this beautiful coastline we are lucky to have!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Just couldn't see not sharing this wonderful picture taken by my daughter Lindsay of her
husband Dave and son Dylan.  I just love it!  Hugs, what is better?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years ago September 11th

Ten years ago today I remember heading to work like it was any ordinary day.  As Mark walked in behind me, he said "quick turn on the TV, Howard Stern said a plane just hit the World Trade Center".  We did so quickly and witnessed the second plane hitting a few minutes later.  This will surely be one of the greatest horrors in some of our lifetimes, certainly right up there. 

Well today is 10 years later and we all still remember it so vividly.  A few short miles from our home is a ski hill called Cannonsburg.  The bank (United Bank of Michigan) that Mark and Matt work at has sponsored a wonderful remembrance of all those lost in this tragedy.  It made one's heart glad to see all the people walking around and actually stopping to read the little biblio's on each flag saying something about the person who died and in this way is now being remembered. 

We should none of us forget.

Monday, September 5, 2011


I've always loved a bonfire (campfire prior to my 60's).............still do!
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Sunday, September 4, 2011


Right now our Dylan has a fascination with trains big time. Mostly he likes Percy, Thomas and friends but it doesn't end there.
We recently took him on his first train ride to New York City and spent the day, which he loved. This week I've been at Lake
Huron with friends and behind their home runs the one a day run of a train from Alpena to Tawas. It never fails to draw we
visitors out to watch as it clickity clacks by. I guess you never outgrow some things :) !
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