A day.org photos

I found out about this photo project through blipfoto where I keep an almost dailly photo journal. A day.org presented a challenge put out by the non-profit Expressions of Humankind organization to capture daily life by uploading up to 10 photos taken on May 15th, 2012 to the aday.org site.

"All images will be displayed online for you and everyone to explore. Some of them will be selected for a book, A Day In the World, to be published in October 2012, others shown in exhibitions, either printed or digital. Every single one will be saved for future research and inspiration."

The photos I took and chose to upload for this project are here on my profile on the site, but I thought I would share them on my blog, for my own record; a glimpse at my daily life in 2012.

A typical activity in the morning for me, commenting on another artist's blog.
Carolyn Dube asked her readers "why do you make art?"
It was really fun to answer her! 
I finally was motivated to clean the windows of our home
when my husband Steven said he would help me!
He offered to do the outside windows, if I did the inside - A deal!
This was my "blip" for May 15th. While watering the gardens
I came across a lizard running back and forth on the window ledge of our home.
These creatures are so amazing. We have many, many lizards in out yard
and sometimes they even get inside the house!
This is our home. We moved to Florida from Connecticut in 2009 
when my father was ill with cancer. He passed away in 2011 but Steven and I 
are still here, living very near my mother. We have come to love Florida!

After working outside in the yard I needed a big, cool drink of water!

My friend Frieda and I met online and connect via the computer a lot. But we also enjoy handwriting letters to each other. Here you see her letter to me on top and the letter I am writing to her, below.
We both love receiving the slow, hand written cards we send. It brings me closer to her.
She lives in Scotland and this is the way we know each other.
One day, I will go to Scotland . . . . or she will visit me in Florida! 

This is a mail art envelope I created for my friend Frieda in Scotland. 
I love to do mail Art!

I love this time of day. Steven is home from Lucas Boatworks and we sit, have a drink and talk. Share about our day. Sometimes we sit in my studio, other times we sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. I always look forward to reconnecting with him. He is my treasure. 
I was in the middle of working on this challenge piece when my husband started taking photos!
My art is my treasure. Creating makes me feel whole.
One of my favorite parts of the day is when Steven and I sit down and have the dinner we've cooked. It is "home" to me. We recently (January 2012) started eating a mostly plant-based vegan diet for health reasons. There is cancer in my family and heart disease in Steven's. It has turned out to be very yummy and we love it! This is Butternut squash ravioli and steamed green beans with whole grain bread and wine, of course! More info on a plant-based diet is here. 

So  there you have it, a glimpse into my day.
Thank you, a day.org!

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
  ~ Swedish proverb