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Winter Blues

maybe my tile tools are under the snow too.

Two Dogs and a Camera

2 dogs and a camera It snowed again. No walks, right?

2 dogs and a camera Follow me, I’ll clear a path and she can sit over there.

2 dogs and a camera

Bet she wishes she could try out her new clothesline.

2 dogs and a camera We miss you, D  and wanted you to know that she’s gone a bit batty – with winter dragging on and all …. not to mention the moving box mountain under 5 feet of snow but no worries …

Mother Nature threw in a blue sunrise and made – at least her – love winter all over again. It’s all good.

blue sunrise Happy Friday.

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sorting through piles

“No one is ever satisfied where he is….Only the children know what they’re looking for….” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

shards

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black and white

“The angel said, “I like black-and-white  more than color because it’s more artificial. You have to work harder to overcome your disbelief. It’s sort of like prayer.” ― edited Jonathan Carroll

trolls

 

playing the daily post photography challenge trio  … using the words of others so my passion doesn’t get in the way 😉

embellished

all rights reserved © 2013 Mara LeeWhen a certain artist who creates windows, mirrors, tables & bowls decorated with images, glass, trinkets, tile fragments & often hidden words in the designs was asked what her artwork meant to her she said: “I think I like it because it tells so much about my story.” Or anyone’s life, for that matter… “Life smashes things to bits and you glue it back together to make something beautiful with the pieces.” – author unknown

10 panes © mara lee
10 panes © mara lee

a writing prompt: Ornate

see more glass on glass

last week with jake and charlie

the boys have been very patient (and bark free) with the shop opening. here’s a photo recap of last weeks events from behind the closed-door. happy saturday!

p.s. don’t forget that the shop is OPEN this WEEKEND! Sat 10-4 & Sun Noon-4

reached our final destination

“The world is quiet here.” — Lemony Snicket

la la land
a wink and a smile © mara lee

all rights reserved copyright © mara lee @ simply-sugar.com. please do not copy, distribute, duplicate or create derivative works using my original designs and photography. thank you very much!

dizzy sick

organizing all my web stuff and i  haven’t been around these parts since last October.  could it be that the last thing I sat down to create was the mosaic tile mirror I made for Alice’s birthday?  How can that be?

time waits for no woman and I have to minimize my distractions to focus on the feeds my soul part. Mosaic TilePlenty of tile and glass and …

 

 

Shadow of My Former Self

Love the Magic Hour Photo App!

Some of the photos are quite stunning,  if I do say so myself.

This is who I am, when nobody’s watching.

Holiday Make and Take

Had a vintage Candy Land game that moved with me for over 30 years. I sold it. 

Took a picture before I shipped it off to New York.

Now it’s a pillow … or a poster … or whatever else I stick it on.

It’s going in the boy’s room … hope the dogs don’t think that it’s theirs.

vintage-candy-land-game-lo-res

Feeling very Zazzie Today!

Me, My Selfie and I

Didn’t know what a  Selfie was, until my kids told me.

According to the Urban Dictionary  a #Selfie is … A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.

Thank gawd that’s cleared up … and here I’ve been taking pictures of myself all my life and I didn’t have a clue what it was called:)

Beach Feet is probably the first in a series of #Selfie Feet Photos that I’ve taken over the years.

It was just me, my Selfie and I in Kauai ’05.

Beach Feet all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
“Beach Feet” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

Being alone does weird and amazing things to a person.

When was the last time you were alone?

Exactly.

If you take a journey alone, you look for things to do … like taking your 2 feet places and then documenting their time there.  Plus … it gives you a good reason to have a pedicure.

"Finding My Way" all rights reserved © Mara Lee
“Finding My Way” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

Found the answer that I was looking for so I Photoshopped it.

"Aloha" all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
“Aloha” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

“There is a certain strength in being alone.”
― Heather Duffy Stone

… and it takes a ton of courage.

"Hammocks Have Answers"  all rights reserved © Mara Lee
“Hammocks Have Answers” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Blue Skies and Safe Travels

aloha-lo-res
“Aloha” all rights reserved © Mara Lee