Saturday, October 27, 2007

Running Away From Home

My husband and I recently returned from a long needed vacation. We haven't gone anywhere, just the two of us, since we obtained custody of our grand-daughter Selene when she was just 21 days old. She is now three, and to be truthful, we needed a rest.

We flew into Reno and toured the city. A few casino's, a few dollars here and there, but then we took to the road to tour the local area.

Carson City is full of history! And some of the old buildings are beautiful. But it just wasn't what we wanted.

We took to the road in a rental car and headed towards Lake Tahoe. The scenery is beautiful but the weather was a little cold. Temperatures were in the low 40's during the day. I was not aware there were Paddle Boat tours on the lake and had no inclination to try one out in the cold.

This was one of the views from the bluff around the lake. Vikingsholm Castle is on Emerald Bay on the South end of the lake.

One of the many lake views on our time spent at Lake Tahoe.

The sky was overcast as they were predicting snow. Not wanting to be caught up on the windy roads in an economy car with no traction, we decided to head back into Reno.

We had quiet dinners with no interuptions, no cutting someone elses food, reminding the usage of dinner forks, no potty-chair, and actually finished conversations! But I did miss my little one. I phoned home several times to ask Uncle Joey and Aunt Sarah how she was doing. After a few days away from home, I was ready to return to my blessed life.

Mini Notebooks

Using the Bind-It-All machine, making little mini albums, scrapbook albums, CD albums and notebooks together is a snap! This 4x4 mini notebook is adored with a slide mount and a picture of my mother at her First Communion in Boston, MA 1931.

Manly-Man ATC

My grandfather was a whaler out of Boston in the early 1900's. What a fitting tribute to him!


I was playing around with Black and White. Dark alcohol inks on white glossy cardstock and dry brushing Gesso. I was intriged with this image of Marilyn Monroe. Using pages torn out of a book that I had altered, the typed page added just enough contrast.