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710 Main, Joplin, Mo, United States
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


anthropologie upcycled windows in downtown joplin

Taught my first art class today!  Worked with young SPIVA artist in Joplin to create a bee-hive window. "No bees, no honey, no work, no money!"  author unknown (audrey's school wall)....  inspiration and the folks at anthropologie who use only recycled items in their windows.  Love them!  Chttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mslk.com/reactions/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/mslk_anthropologie_windows_2.JPG&imgrefurl=http://mslk.com/reactions/bee-kind-anthropologie-reminds-us-that-honey-bees-are-our-friends/&usg=__zZAqyJfuWGDkNIRz4OxGV7U1_CY=&h=324&w=432&sz=139&hl=en&start=3&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=MoseXgmrlu2ykM:&tbnh=95&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3Danthropologie%2Bwindows%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1heck out 530 main next art- walk.  Busy little bees today who accomplished much...so proud of them!

Friday, April 23, 2010

One of my girls

She's all grown-up and it seems like yesterday she was sucking her thumb.  She was the cutest Lil girl!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Why I keep stuff

This week I have been battling for the need to become Amish and have a simple life with few things in my house.  We have been preparing for the Younglife Garage Sale and I have said to myself many times I don't NEED this!  My daughter brings a friend home from school and they ask for tea......which = Tea Party in my mind.  I get out the cutest tea pot and cups and sugar cubes from the last tea party two years ago.  Two eight year old girlies decide on a tea party from around the world and after a box of sugar cubes....... they get all my tea pots out.  Now I know why I saved the one from my best friend, my aunt, my mother-in-law, my brother and my own.  Some things are meant for keeps!
 (skip likes tea too)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Off my starbucks cup...."Why are we inspired by another person's courage/  Maybe because it gives us the sweet genuine surprise of discovering  some trace, at least, of the same courage in ourselves.
Laurence Shames

As my family prepares for our annual Relay for Life, I think of my Aunt Imogene and My Pop who had more courage than all of us put together.  Let's find a cure!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Neighbor

I wanted to share a few before edits and his post because he was such a great model for me!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

more Mr Stillshot

here's more of his stuff!

Mr Stillshot Photography

My husband usually handles the back side of the photography business.  I shoot and he processes, stores and orders.  Yesterday I drive in the driveway he has MY camera out, the tri-pod I have never used and guess what he gets these awesome not edited straight off the camera shots!  Love the one of my dog Skip!


Stillshot Photography