Friday, July 27, 2012

London 2012

Looking forward to watching the opening ceremonies tonight!
"Let The Games Begin!"
Good Luck Team USA!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fujifilm Instax 210

Well, for anyone visiting here I will write as if you're reading and catch up on things. If no one is here, I'll talk to myself for a while.
Since digital things are not for me - I don't see why I have to take lessons to operate a camera when I used to be a pet photographer using an RB67 Mamiya portrait camera and did very well! So I was thrilled when I saw that instant cameras were back, or still here. I just received my Fujifilm Instax 210 instant camera yesterday and it's easy to use and I can see my pictures right away, scan, and post. The quality isn't there like in digital photos, but it's good enough for my purposes, until I want to take pictures of my paintings to put on my web site, but they are coming out with a digital instant camera in August, so...maybe. The picture I'm posting here is my "Chloe." Taken with my new Instax. Not bad...he's beautiful. :)
The other photo, if it'll post, is of the picnic table with plant...just to see the color quality which is great...but lightens through scanning.
In other news, I am finished moving out of Pascoag Main St. with Three Lights Sanctuary and am through with retail. I have moved to a quiet place that is my own and using it for a private art studio. It is also complete and anytime I'm ready to paint, all I need is there. I am not opening it to the public. I will, however, invite people if I care to for a friendly visit, or if I am able to make an encounter with an art rep, that would be nice. So I'll be looking for other places to offer my paintings like consignment shops and antique shops.
This transition went smoothly and everything fell into place quickly, so I am pleased. I will be taking photos with my new "toy" maybe tomorrow and will post some here and on Facebook. Which reminds me, I was hacked, again, on Twitter, so I believe I am finished with that. I like FB and have a few good friends there - Twitter doesn't provide me with friends, so what's the point. If I want to write to no one who cares, I may as well cut the list of social networks down. : ) Makes sense to me!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

 Memorial Day ~ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery ~ Thank you to all of our servicemen and women for all you do and have done for our country.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Soul's Journey

Your Soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your Soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourSelf. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey,
~ John O'Donohue

Friday, April 20, 2012

"Happy Birthday" Fenway!

"Happy Birthday" to our beloved Fenway Park ~ Celebrating 100 years today! Opening ceremony was outstanding and tissues were in order when the players from the past filled the field...very emotional setting. The Boston Pops were fantastic and the fly over, another emotional moment. So very well done. Now let's beat the crap out of the Yankees...sweeping the series and sending them back to the Bronx!
Thank you, Fenway, for being part of my life - I'm so proud to be part of Red Sox Nation...we love you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Discovery" Visits Washington

"Discovery" ~ a beautiful sight and emotional flight, greeting Washington...your final return...we appreciate you!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"It's the Wearin' o' the GREEN!"

We're ready for Saturday at Three Lights Sanctuary.

GREEN cookies, Irish Pub Music, and a FREE STONE just for coming in!

"It's Aventurine...and it's GREEN!"

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cupcake Wars?

"Looks like someone is ready for Cupcake Wars!" : )

Full Moonlight, Full Moon Bright

Full moonlight, full moon bright, I wish I may, I wish I might,

have this wish I wish tonight.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bali At Three Lights Sanctuary

I added a rack of merchandise from Bali for my art & gift shop and want to share some photos here.

Merchandise includes Pashmina shawls and scarves, sarongs, dresses, handmade necklaces, and "gifts with an attitude!" : )

I am excited about these wonderful gifts, jewelry, and clothing!

I'm still looking for "brave people" who are generous enough to click the "LIKE" button on my Facebook page:

Three Lights Sanctuary Art & Gifts

There are plenty of people out there looking at this blog...why not do something nice - it won't hurt, I assure you! And...when I reach 50 "LIKES" I will draw a name at random and someone will receive a pretty nugget bracelet and heart-shaped stone as a "thank you." When I reach another 50 "LIKES" after the first 50 I'll draw another name and send that lucky person something nice from my shop, as well. In return, if any of you who are willing to do this for me have a page you want people to "LIKE" - let me know and I'll return the favor. Deal?

Come tomorrow or so, I'll have 10 new photos added to my slideshow on my web site:

~ Hope to meet some of you new folks on my FB page! ~

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Approaching

My shop, Three Lights Sanctuary, will be open this week Thur; Fri; Sat; and Sun. from 11:00-2:00. Celebrate Valentine's Day with great gifts at reasonable prices.

The "Love Stone" is Rose Quartz! I offer rose quartz puffed hearts; assorted gemstone puffed hearts; gemstone heart necklaces; gemstone nugget chip bracelets; bright red pouches and bauble bags; and a store full of lovely gifts!

Receive a FREE "love stone" in bright red organdy bag with every purchase!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012



Our "New England Patriots" are in Indianapolis practicing for Sunday's

BIG "Rematch" GAME with Brady & Manning

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Ideal Space

"I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery, and mystery."

~ Luis Barragan

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Mormons Are Coming!

I see a trend happening lately. Could we have finally become more tolerant of Mormons and their religious beliefs? From Broadway to politics, it seems to be "their" time! And maybe it's about time. "The Book Of Mormon" won best musical award last year...and I must say I loved the song "I Believe" that was performed during the program!

Last night Mitt Romney pretty much is on his way to closing the Republican nomination for the Presidential election this November...good for him! I know if anyone has a chance to defeat Obama it'll be Romney. I don't know which is best for our country, though, but America will have a chance to decide, and then, "Come What May!" Will the Mayan Calendar be right and the world as we know it will end December 21st this year? If that's the case, it doesn't matter who is in the White House, does it? I feel we're living in very exciting it's time to observe and to serve and to be the best we can be..."Come What May.

My best friend all through grammar and high school converted to Mormonism when she moved to New York City to pursue her dream to dance and sing! She married a Mormon from Sandy, Utah and invited us to her wedding reception at the East States Mission Home in NYC. That was a nice event...I think I kissed all the grooms brothers/best men as they were all so handsome! : ) I have the Book of Mormon in my it...don't know if I believe the story, but I keep an open mind.

I lived in Idaho for 5 years and had Mormon friends and went to their Sacrament services, as well. Very family everywhere and I have to say, they are the friendliest people I have ever met. They stick together, too. An example was when Elizabeth Smart went missing...the whole Mormon community joined forces to look for that girl.

So, what will happen in the south? Will the Christians who believe that Mormonism is a cult vote for Mitt...or Obama....or not vote at all....or vote for Romney anyway because they want Obama out? This will be the interesting note.

So, I do believe that it's time to accept people of all religious faith....I do. I just wonder how any president will get things done if both sides can't work together to get important bills and laws passed. If we get a Republican in the White House, what's to say that the Democrats will meet half way or will they behave the way the Republicans have been behaving for the last 4 years? America is sick of it! I don't know the answer, but I know we are creating our own karma...the country has its own karma...are we adding to the problems of the planet or are we doing everything possible for the welfare of our beautiful Earth? I guess it begins with each single person. Let's get started now or continue living our best life as we have been living it.