Friday, February 26, 2010

What gloom??

self portrait, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Ah, this is a day for dreaming...
I have been in my studio making pretty things and ignoring the grey, grey skies. My work table is strewn with faux flowers, pearls, lace and rhinestones. My thoughts are happy ones of seaside memories~ like the astonishing night sky at Cape San Blas~ an endless spangled span that made me know that someone steers our journey with a loving hand.
Winter is still here, but buds are dreaming of the springtime sun, waiting until their season... soon, soon...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

homemade springtime

Winter lingers and so I have taken matters into my own hands.
I am making piles of fabric flowers, heaps, small mountains.
Meanwhile this dreary season is getting a little old.
I am ready to kiss it good-bye.
Seriously, enough!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

some days...

Do you ever feel like a dog in the back of a pickup truck? I do...

I wonder who's driving? Is he drunk? Where are we headed? Is there a map or a plan?

And why are we always so perilously close to the ditch?

Well anyway our snow is gone. Winter is still here. The foot of snow was pretty exciting, a real novelty here in Texas, but soon we were ready to retreat into our bubble domes.

And now I am thinking how nice it would be to travel to a sunny clime
and check into a swanky motel with a pool and an ice machine...
and maybe a futuristic antenna.

Or maybe a sea voyage is in order. I can be packed in an hour.

But I'm staying close to the lifeboats!

Everything feels a bit unsteady and I refuse

to go down with the ship!

Gotta' run! My ride's here.

We'll probably just go for a ride around the block,

stop for a hotdog and a Coke...

and look for signs of spring, like robins and tulips

and pink cars!

Happy Thursday! xo~Dale

Friday, February 12, 2010

wake me up!

snow!, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Certainly this vision of white madness is a dream! I live in the Dallas suburbs... um, that would be in TEXAS... think drought, cactus, sunshine, HOT! What is this fresh hell that has befallen us????
Actually, it is SNOW! Record-breaking snowfall... nearly ten inches! How do you Yankees bear this all the time? It is cold, wet and cold.
But, so very magical and pretty and quiet. My daughter and I went to the old cemetery yesterday and took some photos. I'm fairly certain we walked over some folks, but it was not on purpose. The snow was already quite deep. It was beautiful there... and yes, quiet!
My palm trees are frowning at me and my parrot... he's in a mood!
My school-aged sons are in an altogether different sort of mood. Jubilant, I believe, is the word!
And we inch one day closer to spring.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Is this mermaid weather?? I think not.
My palm trees are very sad.
My parrot is very sad.
My kids (who had to go to school)
are very sad.
It will be 85 in Tortola today. The Sir Francis Drake channel will be calm and impossibly blue.
But, even this mermaid must confess that a snow day had a certain quiet charm. It is a fine day to spend in my studio. And it is one day closer to spring.

Monday, February 08, 2010

winter Monday

winged, originally uploaded by Sea Dream Studio.

Today is a typical winter day in north Texas... grey, cold and wet~ one of those "not fit for man nor beast" sort of days. I am unlikely to venture out into the gloom. I can't think of a thing that would lure me, except for a conveyance ready to transport me to a sunlit, seaside locale.
Even my sweet birds are quiet today. I doubt my feathered friends, with their tropical origins, are too very keen on this weather either.
I am going to play in my studio today. I need color and light, some beauty, the quiet joy that creating brings.
"Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. ~ John Updike

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

the cure...

So, I am thinking I have found the remedy for what ails me... a sunset dinner on a lovely beach.
I can hear the gentle surf and feel the powdery sand beneath my feet.
In reality, I'm actually feeling a bit better this morning. I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel!
I am feeling the need to drag myself into my sweet new studio and play with some vintage lace and buttons and glitter. I think that is a very good sign! Maybe I'll even get dressed! LOL! No promises, though. I have a very cute new nightgown that looks enough like a dress to carry me through the day. ;)
And to heck with that silly groundhog and his dire predictions for 6 more weeks of winter. Here in Texas we do our own thing. Bee Cave Bob (a rather handsome) armadillo did NOT see his shadow and we are expecting an early spring!! read all about it here
So, today I am dreaming of buttercups and hyacinths and a candlelight dinner on this beautiful beach.
Hope your Wednesday is peaceful.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


You know, I really am a very positive person. I look on the bright side, but I am really getting beat down by 2010. Right now I am sick with my 3rd cold since Christmas. Good grief! I realize that a cold is nothing to whine about, but I really do want to feel better!
On a positive note, my studio space is looking adorable. As soon as I feel like creating something I'll be in there working away. I have spent the past 2 days on my sofa. My youngest son is sick, too. Poor kid.
So, my blog is very boring right now. Hopefully I'll be well and back in the swing of things soon!


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