Nest Feathers and Twine - Formally Artist's Block Studio

The things that make a house a home and the stuff that holds is all together.

Years ago I started this blog with a mindset and goals that I have found have changed direction over time. I am excited to say that this blog has a new name.....Nest Feathers and Twine. I hope you come by and visit often. Feel free to get comfortable and kick off your shoes and join me on this journey of metamorphosis.

Friday, November 17, 2006

altered cabinet cards

a couple of altered cabinet cards i did earlier this year that i just realized i had not scanned in!

i do not have the heart to use the real thing, i hate the thought of destroying a part of history. using the originals of this particular photo would never be an option since they are my husbands relatives... part of the boone clan....daniel boone that is. he is also part northern cherokee indian, but no photos from that part of his history. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

happy happy birthday 2 u !

13 years old. i can not believe it. where does the time go? i can not wait to see what the next 13 hold!

not only does he look just like his daddy, but he is just as laid back as well.

then there is the seriously silly side of him. he has a dry wit, one minute he is serious, the next he is just plain goofey. he wants to get into drama, and one day when he does he will be wonderful at it! quite the actor he is! and almost a straight a student......i am so proud of him!

he has come so far in his life and overcome some huge hurdles with a bravery i admire. sometimes he is too smart for his own good, and for mine!

13 years ago, just minutes after he was born, he was fussing his big sister sang twinkle twinkle little star to him, just like she did when he was still inside of me.....he knew her voice in an instant, tried his hardest to focus on her and stopped fussing. that memory is so clear that it seems like it just happened, i can not believe it has been 13 today if his sister would sing twinkle, twinkle (not that i believe that would happen, though) it would not be received in the same sweet, gentle way it was 13 years ago that is for sure. oh, how they grow, and change.

i miss those days, but hold the memories of those days close to my heart as i live out each day of the present knowing they too will become a memory, and i look forward to the future trying hard not to be in a rush to get there any faster than what we have to, as time already seems to move to quickly.

happy birthday my sweet sweet sam. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 11, 2006

two years ago......

today was the last time we got talk to each other.

two years ago the 13th was when we lost him.

i miss you daddy. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 09, 2006

2 days.....

what a difference it makes. 2 days ago i took a picture of the
bradford pear at the corner of our front yard.
this picture does not do the colors of the leaves justice.
they were so vibrant that you could feel them, taste them, smell them........

the whole neighborhood got to hold on to the beauty fall brings just a bit longer since the bradford pears , wanting to be the star of the show and not wanting to blend in with all of the other trees, waited until all the other trees were done displaying their fall colors to show theirs off.

now, 2 days later, everytime the wind blows these faded beauties twirl like a troupe of well trained and choreographed dancers as they drop from the branches, then gently land in a puddle on the ground below.
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

looking back

on an evening of fun while digging through the nights rewards of begging door to door!
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time to relax

the decorations are up, the costumes and make up on.....while the guys go gathering candy we girls get to sit down and rest, finally! steph is on the left, me on the right, all bundled up with the essentials....candy for trick-or-treaters, blankies and coats to keep us warm, flashlight for blinding or assulting any real boogeymen that might show up, phone - an essential at all times for any girl, and portable dvd player with 'over the hedge' playing! we are all set.....and freezing in the 39 degree weather! Posted by Picasa

a few

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so this is what happens when

a child does not get enough sleep......

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what a bum

our youngest has become......

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and they're off

for an evening of candy gathering.......

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pumpkins transformed

into jack-o-laterns Posted by Picasa

even molly was alll dressed up

for halloween! Posted by Picasa

Quote for the moment

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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