Friday, August 03, 2012

Bison roam the land again


Greener Pastures for Bison

Last spring, Defenders helped relocate around 60 Yellowstone bison from quarantine facility near the national park to their new home on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. This marked the first time in decades that wild bison were allowed to leave the confines of Yellowstone National Park.

Four months after this historic move, the herd was released to freely roam on thousands of acres of reservation land.

Not only has their habitat grown, so have their numbers. More than 20 calves have been born to the herd -- the first wild Yellowstone bison to be born on the Great Plains in nearly 150 years. 

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I'm in here somewhere - every journal page!!!!!  

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Zowie

Just got news I was in an article in the Mobile Register and my web address was in there too!

Mobile Press Article

Recuperating

Well, friends, after how many years of complaining, moaning, learning, more moaning, and fighting has it been with the back issues?  I did it!  May 30th had back surgery.  Doctor said it went well - but it will be about a six month recuperation period.  I have made an "artdeskbed," a new invention for people who have to keep producing no matter what.  Very little pain, great hospital stay, love my doctors, had great help from friends and family.  About the same time a new granddaughter arrived.  Posting some pics for ya'll.

 Looking rested and out of pain - for the first time in one year and one half
 Lexie Lou who keeps watch over me
 New granddaughter Fallyn Arriana
 Yep, a bit of boredom there - view looking up from bed
 Both my cute granddaughters

 View from bed (another view - don't have cable TV)  Have watched what seems thousands of Net Flix
 Last pages of art Journal - now ensconced in display at Mobile Arts Council
 Daughter shares one year clean & sober Birthday - grandson 15the birthday

I have much to be grateful for.

Hope your summer is a good one - no natural or un-natural disasters - we almost flooded out during Beryl tropical storm - too close.

Love n Hugs.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Moving to Higher Ground


Ah, early a.m. and much musings - art - where am I going?  I don't know.  My higher power I do believe just spoke to me and said, just do it, I will show you as you go.  The above are journal pages - -

Well, am going to do it!  May 30th - surgery date to fix back!  Actually it is in much better shape than in previous years - but areas where nerves are impinged are severe.  It is time.  Should be home by 31st....sister is coming to take me over - - and bring me back. Chuck and dogs will wait for me. Concerned over all my "kingdom" and all that needs me - guess it will manage for two-three weeks while I recuperate.  Looking back - to time of pulmonary embolism - I asked God for enough years to see last grandchild raised - and look what has happened:  A new grandchild.  A girl.  Fallyn Arianna.  I am madly in love with this new little person.  Will post a pic later, my camera has disappeared and I had photos in phone, which crashed, so the new phone is now barren and I hope i have somewhere saved the photos of the little darling.  She's about two weeks old.

Soooo - It's been a weird and tough in it own way year - not only challenges, but in that I wanted to keep doing things the same way as a marvelous previous few years - and no, nope, not allowed - so put on the new - but how?  Trial and error - listening to what is inside - - - ready, ready to embrace the new, and learn its mysterious paths until they are well worn and then time to come up another notch again.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Day All Day Today

May I Join You for Breakfast (on the Beach)?     Charcoal on white heavy stock paper 22" x 18" unframed

What do you think - I think I will do another and make the three tropical flowers in the left part of picture very bright yellows, reds and oranges.

Getting ready to go to Mobile Arts Council meeting with Journal so we can meet each other and all compare out journals.  This will be fun!  Am taking little video camera since I lost my other one.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

























Thought this was so funny.  From the personalities of my animals, think its true.  Also realizing I am a cat person mostly because, oh, so hate to confess it, but my thought processes are more like a cat according to these.  Working on balancing out to be a cat-dog though.   Ha ha!