crunch time

(photo copyright allen karsh, entitled “pemaquid point light”)
i begin my journey to maine (first stop chicago, tho) & i have so much yet to do…
i haven’t even begun to pack yet (yikes!) as i’ve been taking care of some business…
my etsy shop, getting the house cleaned, meals prepped for hubby,
baking for sis’ birthday tomorrow & getting a few art challenges completed
‘cuz i don’t own a laptop & so i will be “net-less” for about a week!
one of these days, i will get a laptop…but for now, i will make do…
& here are my early entries for studio friday & friday’s finds>>>
first, the topic for studio friday this week is on the outside.
the question was posed: what does it look like outside your studio?
well, i may have mentioned that dh & i live in the lower level of my folks’ vacation house
& my studio is actually located in one corner of the mechanical room.
we happen to have french patio doors leading out to the back yard
& to my little garden nooks. the photo collage above gives you a peek
at the views i see whenever i go out the back doors.
the neighborhood we live in is part of a larger deer farm
& we often see deer traisping in & out of our back & front yards,
as well as spy many other critters>>>birds, turkeys, racoons,
skunks, rabbits, all sorts of bugs & butterflies!
it really is quiet where we live…not many (human) traffic…
sometimes it is nice to linger & meander from the back yard to the front yard & back.
i so love being outdoors…such a simple pleasure!now for friday’s finds this week, i share some of my recent treasures>>>
vintage buttons & milk glass containers from a local secondhand shop, castaways;
charming asian-motif purse & wristlet from target (of all places!);
a couple of arty-inspirational books from barnes & noble
& a couple of vintage bingo cards also from castaways.
while i am away, i hope that you will continue to post your friday’s finds on your individual site and/or of course, on flickr.
i am excited to head east, but sad that i will be away from the blogosphere (waah!).
but i promise to bring back a wicked bunch of photos & stories to share
when i return the week of 10/2/06.
until then, have a great week
& shine on! Posted by Picasa

4 Responses

  1. Mary Ann I will miss ya.

    Have a great trip.

    Love, Angie

  2. ok, when do you have the time to do all this…you’re such the energizer bunny! the garden, the woods and all your cute lil’ finds (my fav are those adorable wristlet purses…) are just divine! drive safe to chicago and will pray for a safe landing in maine…xoxo looney

  3. Have an amazing time!

  4. Good trip, like your fotos!

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