Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Abandoned old places and things. Why are we all curious and attracted to the empty? Two people stopped me while taking this photo to ask me why so many photographers come to this spot to take pictures...I tired to explain but they looked at me like I was crazy. So, why do you think so many photographers are drawn to this type thing?


The house has tons of marble. This is just a small sampling of the different varieties available here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


A lovely dancer I know. This is from class earlier tonight! When your days revolve around the do your pictures!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Step into Narnia

Lucy's first step into Narnia. BCT presents The Lion, The Witch & Wardrobe Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 2pm.


It rained more than half of the day, but the clouds moved along toward the Hudson Valley and the sun came out. This is the alfalfa field across the road from my house.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Tiny Kingdom

Welcome to Mt. Brook Alabama..nick named "the tiny kingdom". This is "Civitas" located in front of Joe Muggs in English Village. She was created by sculptor James Barnhill in honor of Carolyn Smith who designed many of the homes in the area in the 1920's and 30's. I also thought it would be nice for everyone to see the very blue sky and lovely weather we FINALLY had today.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This is Winnie. She lives in the studio. This afternoon I went down to finish a project and Winnie came out onto the paint deck to supervise.

Friday, September 25, 2009


This is one of my favorite views of Sloss Furnace. Not one many people see very often but all in all one of my favorites. I just like how the street perfectly frames the stacks when you drive up it.


This was my view at lunch today. The sun was shining though the windows in the great room illuminating the (what else) Cobalt Blue glass. There is a nice collection of cobalt glass in the house, all of it arranged in the south windows. This one is sitting on a bench next to the dining table.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

On the shelf

This is just one section of the walls in the library room.


Happy Birthday David Coach Jones! 37 football season going strong!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What do you see

What do you see in this picture. This is my view (again from my house due to sickness) of Tony's art he made this past year at BCT. The paint was all from BCT's show Pinocchio and its was a process piece. I got it last time I was really sick so I think its an appropriate post now.
This furry creature was crawling along a wooden table outside the studio. Can you tell which end is the front end?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Supper time

My kitchen. We believe this is the oldest part of the house (built around 1830.) It a big kitchen.

In a Bubble

Birmingham AL in a glass bubble. I actually love this little piece I have had for a while. Thought I should share it with everyone today. That an it represents my life in a bubble now that I am quarantined due to the flu and walking pneumonia and yes, its still raining in the South. Saw the sun for only about 15 minutes today.

Monday, September 21, 2009


A different view of a sign we see all the time. In the background normally you would see a vista of downtown B'ham but for the past few days all you will see is this...grey

Late Afternoon

Here's a little bit of sunshine for those of you who have been stuck in the rain all week. I was outside drawing this afternoon and caught this angle of the flowers catching some afternoon sun.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

90 Years

How amazing 90 year old hands are. Hands that have worked, loved, planted, grown, taught and comforted and continue to do so everyday. Happy 90th Birthday to my Grandmother.

Statues in the woods

I feel so lucky to live in one of the few places in the world where I can wander down a path into the woods and find a 10-foot headless statue lounging among the goldenrod.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rain Flowers

When it won't stop raining in Alabama we get this kind of flora. This may become a fungus blog if the rains does not stop...and Welcome my Cannon Digital to the blog.

40 years later

Four miles from my house is a very particular grassy field...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tools of Beauty

Amazing how a pile of worn shoes or "tools" of someone's trade can be so intriguing.

Old things

It was a wonderful day today! I went exploring today and came across a place that was once a state hospital, turned into part of the Orange County Community College. This building has been left in its state since it closed as a hospital. I think it has very interesting architecture.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Living things

An interesting little colony of fungus growing on a chunk of wood beside the old well. I've never seen any like this before.

From the Past

You can find old rock walls in all great historic neighborhoods across the country. I have been drawn to them this summer. This one is on Red Mountain in Southside.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Photo of an Artist

My view of someone's art....and the Iphone back in serious action

The Hayloft

The hayloft in the big barn. The light is coming through an overhead window.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Lamp Post

Creating the magic. The Lamp Post. Birmingham Children's Theatre.

It's coming...

I was walking down to the studio this afternoon and saw this leaf just as it is. Fall is just around the corner at the bottom of the Catskills.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Space 111 Art

Space 111 Art by Students at Art Walk. Birmingham View today.

This Old House

This is our first view! This is where I live. I just moved in yesterday. Its a wonderful old house!