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Saturday, September 10, 2011

I'm Back.. And I've got Some Shadow Shots!

Hi there.  

Sorry I went MIA on you, but I've had quite a bit going on these past several weeks. 

 I had to finish up a furniture painting job (photos to come soon), my husband went back to school (he's a teacher), and a few weeks back I  unexpectedly lost my 40 year-old cousin.  We were good friends as teens, and even though we had lost touch many years ago, I'm going to miss him.  And him being only a year older than me has really got me thinking about what's truly important in life and to not let it slip by mindlessly.

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day."
                        --E. B. White

Just found this quote and I love it.  It makes me smile.

Ok, moving on. 

 Here are some shadow shots that we're taken at my client's gorgeous home (the one I painted the furniture for).  I love the scroll shadow within the palm shadow.  Can you see it (above)?  It was caused by the ironwork on the balcony shown below.  A shadow within a shadow.  How cool is that?

To join in Shadow Shot Sunday drop by Hey Harriet's and tell her "Hi" from me.

And speaking of painted furniture, here's a lil' peek at what I painted on the front of an armoire.  I'll show you more this week.  See you then.


Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Sorry for the lost of your cousin.
I like your shadow shots and your painting, too.


Anonymous said...

Yay, you're back!

Sorry for the loss of your cousin *hugs*

Love that quote. That is kind of what I always feel.

Can't wait to see the painted furniture.

Spadoman said...

Great shadow shots, and i do like the shadow within a shadow thing that's going on, but I love the artwork you painted even more. That is beautiful work. I could ust imagine firniture painted with this theme and colors, matches the palm tree setting. Very nice. Welcome back.


LV said...

Very nice thought and quote. You did a very nice post of shadows.

chubskulit said...

I love your painting and the shadow shots too.

Absolutely gorgeous!

Please come and see my shadows at Nostalgic Marveling, have a blessed Sunday!

Ms. Becky said...

wish you could come to my house and begin painting right here today! cheerful, fun, and bright work. love your shadows too. happy day to you E.

Kristin said...

Oh wow!!! I can't wait to see that furniture piece!! So sorry to hear about your cousin - and so happy to see you back - your shots are beautiful my friend!!! xoxoxo

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Palm frond shadows are as peaceful as the fronds themselves.


Bits of shadow and blasts of light,
Morning and evening, noon and night;

Days of darkness, gloomy and drear;
Sometimes bright ones, bringing good cheer;

Spring or winter, summer or fall,
Light or shadow—embrace them all!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Morning Shadow Magic here

mississippi artist said...

Love your painting and your shadow photos. So sorry for your loss.

Lesley said...

It is so sad when we lose someone who has been or is a part of our life. I am so sorry you are sad.
Your shadow shots are gorgeous - all that sunshine! Our sunshine seems to like hiding behind clouds recently :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back.
So sorry to hear about your cousin's death.
I love that E.B. White quote, I am writing that one down. Your photos are beautiful as usual.

Mandy said...

howdy...so sorry for your loss e...a death seems to make us think all these things....i love your quote and thanks for your kind words about my recent loss...looking forward to seeing your furniture...xxx

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

So sorry to hear about your dear cousin. I pray that the Lord will bless you with His peace.
I love that scroll shadow - very yummy indeed.
I am intrigued about your furniture painting, I can't wait to see it!

Kristin said...

Me too! I just posted it. I was determined to beat the thing up . . . xoxoxo

Kristin said...

Ha! I DO! I totally thought about that. It's in my bedroom - an old ceiling tile hanging on the wall - thanks for welcoming back my Mojo too! xoxo