365 Things That Inspire Me

I also do posts for my clay group, beads-of-clay.org. Twice now, I have posted pictures that I took on walks with my dogs in a park near here, 3 Creeks. I post these as creative inspiration for my fellow artists and jewelry designers. These posts have been so well received that I decided to start a blog with daily inspiration in the form of pictures, quotes and poems. These pictures will be things from my immediate environment that I find inspirational or beautiful; textures, colors, contrasts, animals, unusual things, intriguing things. A daily dose of wonder....


"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, and of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things."


"Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush is afire with God, but only he who sees takes off his shoes."
E.B. Browning

It's all for Joy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


I find the architecture in Chicago quite beautiful.  Chicago is a man made wonder.  I took a boat trip up the Chicago River and took many photos of the buildings.  Many have clock towers.  Here is one


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fabulous Bulb



I planted these bulbs last year.  They didn't get very big and had a few small blooms that lasted one day and fell off.
This year they came back, and got much bigger.  Today I discovered this fabulous bloom.
I can't remember what these are called but it seemed like it was tigris or something like that.
studio waterstone

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oct 19 2011 Fungus

The last 2 weeks of Sept. the weather here was cloudy and rainy.  Dreary.  I don't remember seeing the sun!  All sorts of weird fungus and mushrooms were growing under trees in the park.