Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Last days of summah...

   The family isn't headed to any exotic destinations...just sticking close to home for the holiday weekend. Hope you enjoy whatever you're going to do--be safe, and if you happen to be close to internet access and would enjoy a little music...here's part two of Eyran's concert:
Kassel part II

   As Rani says and plays, "Here's to life...."

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Come on in...

   You can see what I've been doing from about a mile away...painting the front door red! Do come on in and listen to a concert recording! Our piano mentor, Eyran Katsenelenbogen, gave a summer concert in Germany and he has posted it online for everyone to enjoy. Open up the link and prepare to be transported:

   Before you go, here's a thought for today:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NiftyFifty!!!

   Hello from the "other side!" It was a BIG one this year on my birthday...and I made this card for my junior high buddy who shares my birth year. While the card design wasn't selected for PaperCrafts milestone bday spread, I still had loads of fun making it last winter in anticipation of its giving for this year! You'll notice that everything is stamped except the washi tape; I made my own glossy cardstock background with a brayer, and patterned papers with each birth year stamped individually...distressed with Ranger inks. I even made my own number stencils to be able to have the years' at the right width for the number stamp! It was a labor of love and I'm sending it off months early to my physicist pal so she has time get used to the idea of being half a century old! [there might even be a 'half-life' joke in here somewhere...?]
   On my big weekend my family had a few surprises in store for me with special meals and a terrific hike up Mt. Kearsarge! And...coincidentally enough it happened to be the 50th anniversary of our area's Model A auto club annual drive to the top of the mountain:
on the approach road to the state park
kids and I in the summit hike parking lot
just imagining what it might have been like so long ago...
a fun little climb with spectacular views:
a little senior photo shoot opportunity
view of where we started
censored at the summit!
   Back home we had our Champagne Cake and ate it too! It's a wonderful life!