Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What's on your desk?

I was tagged my Mama Peep

What's on your desk?

RULES: You can tell a lot about a person by the state of their desk and what they keep on it. So, share what's on your desk. You can take pictures, take an inventory, or do both. Don't have a desk? That's okay, just give us a glimpse into the space where you pay bills, write letters, grade papers, study, or work on the computer.

When you've finished your photos or inventory, post it on your blog and tag five more people to do the same. Don't forget to share the rules with those you tag and ask them to share their posts with you when they are done.

My Desk has books for Mac's reading for 7th, cd's, bills, maps, to-do lists, photo paper, copier, sharpies, and I think the kitchen sink! All is tied together with my little macbk, which I love.

I'm not sure who to tag, so instead, if you read this... your it :-)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Fine Art Friday

I love folk art. The art of the people, untrained and natural. I happen to live in a very folk art rich area of the US and have been able to see many of these treasures first hand. Story quilts have always amazed me. These beautiful creations made from rags, which tell family stories, stories of faith and survival. I've never grow tired of seeing the beauty that can come from pain and struggle. These quilts reflect to us how strong we humans really are.

Adam & Eve Naming the Animals, Panel 1 (of 11), Harriet Powers' 1st Story-Bible Quilt

Here is he artist bio

HARRIET POWERS, known as the "mother of African-American quilting," was born into slavery in Athens, Georgia on October 29, 1837 (died in 1911). She married Armstead Powers, and her first daughter Amanda was born in 1855 when Harriet was 18. Southern Negro women slaves were often trained as expert seamstresses and Harriet was probably instructed in the craft of appliqué quilt-making by her mother.

There are just two quilts by Harriet Powers that have come down to us (both created after she was freed from slavery following the Civil War), but they are among the most famous and revered works of art in the history of African American folk art. The magical story of how Harriet Powers' story Bible quilts came to be known and preserved has been told many times...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Your Personality is the Rarest (INFJ)

Your personality type is introspective, principled, self critical, and sensitive.

Only about 2% of all people have your personality - including 3% of all women and around 1% of all men.

You are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Climbing anyone?

I was asked by 5wolfcubs to post pix of our climbing wall. It's much smaller than the one we had in the barn, but that's what you get for moving into a subdivision. The bottom is where A really does most of his climbing. He loves it so much.