Sleepy Sundays: November Chill

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There hasn’t been many photo snaps here in the clouds lately. This weekend I aimed to change that. The perfect moment somehow drifted my way while my son and I were chatting about the noticeable chill in the air that came with November rolling its way in.

With last month being so unseasonably warm for October, we embraced this little bit of crisp with open arms. The changeover signals some events and adventures that will be happening for us as the year closes out.

Do you embrace change or shy away from it?

Have a breezy Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: What the Wind Blew In

Over this weekend I had the unique opportunity to finally catch up with some friends. Being buried under some snow helped get some projects nearer to completion.

The common theme that seemed to ring through every single conversation was one of hope. We all feel it. In this industry I get to work with a lot of different walks of life. Some of us are artists. Others are musicians. Some are actors, authors, and bloggers. You catch my drift. We are a colorful bunch.

These friends have been telling me in different forms they sense this is going to be a tremendous year for the arts. That thought in itself brings me some hope for this year.

What has you hopeful for 2017?

Have a hope-filled Sunday!

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Sleepy Sundays: Forest Nook

Forest Nook
Forest Nook

For years I’ve taken inspiration from the sights and sounds of nature. This piece is no different. Yet, there’s something alive about this one. The colors seem to dance on the page.

With spring around the corner, I imagine some of that imagery will only seep into my work some more.

I have a very special musical treat to go along with this Sunday morning’s coffee chatter. The Otherworlds Café has been a busy place lately. There seems to be radio transmissions being found there…

What was the last bit of imagery that inspired you? Do you create your own music? Are you excited for spring?

Sleepy Sundays: Ghost

Ghost Ghost

If you are familiar with digital art, photography, or many types of design, you may have heard the term “ghost image” before. What the phrase basically translates to is: an outline or imprint of something. Using a basic technique known as layering, I combined a ghost image of some vines and leaves, with a brush pattern I created in pieces.

The process got me thinking of the bits of ourselves we leave behind. I’ll be telling more stories about all that in July over at Stories That Must Not Die. For now though, I’d like to hear what you think.

Have you ever had a paranormal experience? 

Have a decorative Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Photographic Memory

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Some of us are visual people. There are images that help us learn or trigger thoughts in our mind. This fact has been true for me all of my life. The visual trait is something I’ve now passed down to my son.

This series of images was captured during a little outing of ours earlier in the week. We were near an area where I spent a lot of years (coincidentally) learning. I no longer call this place “close to home” but, my, my, do I miss it sometimes. I’m sure you can see why it brought me some peace.

Are you a visual learner? Do these pictures remind you of something too? Do tell. You know I love a good coffee chat!

Have a shining Sunday!

Floral Gallery

These photos were taken at several different times during our spring season. Most were photographed during April and May. Click on images to view larger versions.

Sleepy Sundays: May Flowers

May Flowers
May Flowers

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If you’ve read my previous post, you know it hasn’t been a pleasant week in DaydreamsLand. Life has a way of showing you a silver lining in every gray sky, though. After a trying and exhausting Saturday, on our way back from filling up on cleaning supplies an old favorite song of mine came on the radio. It was like some force out there knew exactly how we were feeling and our need to hear it.

So, with that said, I figured that song would be the perfect choice for the music to go along with this little snapshot.

Has a song ever popped on at the exact right moment for you? Share your stories. You know I love a good coffee chat.

Have a sedated Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Fall Gallery 2013

Beautiful fall is sadly drawing to a close. Many of us will mourn it for a bit while nature prepares for yet another change. What better way to send it off than with another gallery for this year? Since last year’s gallery was a hit, I figured why not do this again.


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What was your favorite memory from this fall?

Have a peaceful Sunday!

Love this gallery? You can view last year’s picks below.

Fall Gallery 2012