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I will be teaching art part time at a private, classical school this fall! So excited, but I have been extremely busy getting all things ready. Also extreme? Heat. Favorite Springy things: I grew these! Sweet, Oklahoma berries. Yum. Brother-in-Law towing his grandchildren. Fun. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at Created Reflections's blog
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Could it have been the best day, ever? Man, I hate to commit, but it had to be up there. my image Hear the river. Smell the spruce. Feel the cool air. See the beauty. And sip Ginger Peach tea. All senses engaged. Humbling gratitude. color study (image mine) And added to it all, my sister was there with me with her watercolors. My prediction? She will soon be a sought-after watercolorist as she is exceptional at everything creative. Years ago, Dad build a fire-pit down by the river but, obviously, NO FIRES THIS YEAR! Still, it is a perfect... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Created Reflections's blog
Created Reflections is now following Mary Ann Moss
Jul 20, 2012
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Evidently, it has been since February that I have written a thing. That just might change. Here are a few images from a recent trip to Colorado I made with my sister. We had the best time. Sunday night, the Air Force Academy Band played a concert in the Riverside Park in Salida, CO. What can be better? They started with music by John Williams from The Cowboys, played jazz, a tribute to Adele, vintage rock, and , of course, rousing tributes to the USA. And they are really good. (Image mine) (Image mine) We stopped at the park on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at Created Reflections's blog
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I'm going to a little landscape workshop today. I Can't Wait. Here's to hoping for something lovely. In the rain, but who can complain about moisture? Maybe something will be produced that is sharable. Carol Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at Created Reflections's blog
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Saturday waffles. Yum. Although I thought I had some amaranth flour in my pantry, I did not. So, I substituted Ten Grain Flour and it was fantastic. This recipe is from Good To the Grain cookbook by Kim Boyce. It is one of the best cookbooks I ever had. She uses different grains and pairs them with ingredients that enhance their qualities. I have yet to try anything that hasn't been amazing. Thank you to Sarah for buying the cookbook for Amanda and thank you to Amanda for baking from it while I was visiting Nancy in Houston. Love our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2012 at Created Reflections's blog
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What to buy a three-year-old for her birthday? And where to look for a gift for a three-year-old birthday? How fortunate to live close to an actual bookstore that is well stocked. And who is this "seller of dreams" (You've Got Mail), but Best of Books, Kickingbird Square, Edmond, OK. If they don't have the book you are looking for, they will get in in for you. I would always rather spend my money at a local business than spend it at a chain or the internet. That is not always an option, but I try to take it when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Created Reflections's blog
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Lately I have been a little obsessed with white. I've wanted to go to white walls for a couple of years, but, oh...the work. Because I am my painter. Hands down, I have desperately wanted to paint my kitchen cabinets white, but, oh, same complaint squared. (image my own) This is a picture of a charming little vignette in my sister's laundry room, although it is no longer sporting a fall twist. I'm not sure what it is currently sporting. My sister is good at everything. She really is. (Younger sister sighing.) Her family recently relocated back to Edmond, OK... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2012 at Created Reflections's blog
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It's been a while since I have posted. I am in (for me) a big house-projects-mode that means trading rooms and that, of course, means repainting walls, furniture, and sewing projects. Ultimate fun and current mess. So, although these images are not from the fair, they convey a part of what the fair is about. FOOD. In the fried food group. I took this at the Edmond Jazz Festival and love that the name of the "restaurant" is "Buckboard Grill" and that they have a chalkboard menu. Charming details. Sadly, this makes me hungry and I would eat at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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Trees too good not to share. Please, let me know if he reminds you of something. Something that rhymes with Puppet. In Edmond, on Danforth, somewhere between our house and our milk pick-up. And, outside the wonderful yarn shop, Serendipity, in Buena Vista, CO. I think it's called "Yarn Bombing". So cute. Really dresses up a place, doesn't it? Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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After whining for too long about not going to Colorado, my dear friend Cathy suggested we take a quick trip. So we did! Not a bad view every morning. It was great to see Mom and Dad and they were, as always, most gracious about being invaded. Dad has cleared out so much of the wild growth between the house and the river, but left the sweetest little path in between some wild rose bushes and willows. This is looking out from the path. Wouldn't you just love to play in there as a child? It is the perfect place... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
Created Reflections is now following Heather Bullard
Jul 31, 2010
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What does it mean when your friends cook for YOU on THEIR birthday? It means a wonderful evening with people you love. One of the great things about getting older, and on our part much older (not you, John), is that we now have friends with whom we have been friends for a LOT of years. That is one of the blessings from God for which I am so thankful. Our friends, John and Angela, always serve the most amazing menu on a beautiful table. The food and the table are always beautiful. This appetizer was so good. Brie with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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This is not the year for us to take our traditional trip to Colorado. Yes, sad news for us. So, I am enjoying pictures from our last trip in '08. Getting ready to fish. One of James' first tasks is to see what Grandpa has in the fishing lures department. Grandpa never fails. The fish usually bite. Fishing takes a certain tough kind of man as is obvious in the picture. The river is really high. Usually the day before we have to head home, we fry all the fish caught during the week. This trip, James wanted to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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Not willing to be outdone by Winter and Spring, Summer seems to be doing its best to live up to the extreme. Although we haven't had our 100 degree weather yet, we have humidity! When my brother in law from Houston complains about the heat and humidity here, that is proof that we are surely suffering. But, some of my plants are happy. Outside my front door: Stage right. Stage left. What is blooming at your house? Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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Edmond Farmer's Market is today. Yeah! Try to read the writing on the granite for a little Edmond history. This statue is in the entrance area of the market. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning. We have been getting the most amazing little watermelons. So sweet and taste like summer should taste. Go early and beat the heat if you can. Besides fruit and vegetables, you can find breads, pies, salsa, organic eggs, local organic honey, and potted herbs. We just love it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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Summer. Love this so much. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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There are a lot of people who are saddened today by the loss of a dear friend. After a quick and hard fight with brain cancer, Courtney Owens Bond leaves her husband of not even a year, her mom and sister, and so many hearts who have loved her and been loved by her. This is a difficult time. I am writing this because of these pictures that I stumbled upon yesterday. In the long-ago days of home schooling, James was in a reading program called, "Read and Discuss", a brilliant class that was started by "Miss Alisa" for boys... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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Continuing on the bike theme from yesterday - kids do grow up. James' first bike, now cleaned up and ready to take to my parent's house so my nephew's kids will have a bike to ride over there. Long driveway, lot of space to pedal. (That would be the bike on the right.) Next to it, his mountain bike from Christmas. Now, to get to the mountains! Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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As seen on Campus Corner in Norman. How cool is that? Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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I recently had the opportunity to help with the wedding reception of the daughter of a friend. It was a great event and one of the most fun aspects of it was the vision the bride had of what kind of event she wanted. First, it was held in the Arcadia Round Barn, a historic landmark on Route 66. Anyone who has the opportunity to stop by and take a look inside should absolutely do it. When I got there in the morning to work, there were five pristine Model A cars parked outside with different state license plates. But,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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The Paseo Arts Festival starts tomorrow, the 29th. I love hand-thrown pottery and planned to be a great potter when I was young. While I was an Art minor at SWOSU, I took a beginning pottery class from a fantastic potter and teacher whose class met at 7:30 a.m. I found out I am not a great potter. It may have been that I could have been a great potter at 9:00 a.m., but sadly, I will never know. My dreams of pottery days ended with that semester! At the Edmond Arts Festival a few weeks ago, I discovered a... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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There is much to write about from the past two weeks, but for now, it is about today. Steve and I picked strawberries and cherries this morning. We drove to the Sun Berry Orchard in Harrah, OK and loaded up. This always means more work when you get home, not just a pretty centerpiece. And thank you, Lisa, for the beautiful glass pitcher that you can see is still in one piece. For the remainder of the day, I am working on a shipment to mail to Alaska. A gallery there has asked to carry some of my work, so... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog
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The Mother's Day Luncheon. A great time with great family and books! What else could you want? Sweet decorations from top to table. My nephew's wife, Sarah, was our hostess and used her grandmother's china and silver. She does everything very well. The server of bread. Here, he is not serving bread. He is climbing. But he did a great job as a server of bread when called upon. We had a book exchange. The requirement was to bring a book you had read and give a reason why you wanted to share it. It could be new or a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at Created Reflections's blog