Archive for June, 2012

rolo mosaic

These are my most recent rolos. I took a ziploc bag of scraps with me when we went on our short vacation. I like limiting what I have to use. Since we have returned, I have been trying to keep with using a small bag of scraps. I sit outside collaging until it gets dark and have to fight the desire to go inside and search for yet another perfect piece of paper. Sometimes I am more successful than at other times. All of these are my versions of the ongoing Index Card a Day Challenge (ICAD).

Recent Rolos

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visual surprises

I have been neglecting this blog. The truth be known, I started a Flickr account a few months ago and I like the instant visual stimulation and the flow of comments that I give and receive. If you want to see my Flickr photos, they are here. I will warn you though that often pictures make it onto my Flickr account much faster than on this blog. But, I still want to keep this blog up because it gives me a chance to write and reflect which I can’t really do on Flickr.

E and I went to to Lopez Island on the Washington coast this past weekend. It was so nice to get away and I just love the rugged coast. No smooth sandy beaches here! I took lots of photos and made rolos out of a bag of scraps that I brought with me. I’ll share the rolos in a future post. Today, I want to share some of the images that caught my eye:


There was something so eerie about this oil refinery and ship delivering oil in the fog.

One of the things I love about beaches here is that you often see driftwood shelters like this one along the beach perhaps to provide temporary respite from the wind.

You also sometimes see what I call “Detritus Castles” as opposed to “Sand Castles.” I love running across these pieces of ephemeral human creativity on the beach. They are special little surprises.

This small arrangement left on a piece of driftwood is in a category all of its own.

May we all be open to visual surprises…

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Hello, I have been doing my own version of Daisy Yellow’s Index Card a Day and doing a rolodex collage as often as I feel the whim.

I have been using my scraps so far and have been enjoying the small space to work on. I am open to exchanging rolos with someone. So if interested, let me know.

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