Thursday, May 21, 2009

Out and About Challenge Photo

Here's my May Out and About Challenge photo. I dragged an antique mirror of mine from out of a bedroom into the side garden. I call it my Mexican garden because a goat was buried there by the previous owners, and there is a rustic wooden cross that I just planted flowers around. And I like to throw all of my broken pottery shards out into this garden. It is also called Angelina's garden because my white cat loves to linger out there. My studio and office windows look out onto this area. I have beautiful hot pink, gorgeous smelling roses planted here, lots of salvias, an animal shrine that has disintegrated, and lovely big butterfly bushes in yellow and purple. I like the smallness of this garden and the pink of the roses and the fuchsia salvia that blooms so profusely.

The ornate mirror I purchased long ago in Washington DC. It was one of several leaning against a wall in an antique store, taken from a defunct hair salon. I love the gilded scroll work in it. It cracked in one of our moves, which just adds character, not bad luck. So as I stand in front of it I see the beauty and color of the salvia and the roses, the ornateness of the edge of the frame, and the lines in my face. I think, hmmm, maybe these add character. It's going to take a lot more than this pretty photo, however, to convince me of that!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Judy Fouchaux's May Photo

"Here is my first entry for the May Mirror, Mirror Challenge. I didn't think this would be the post because it's snowy and the cat's in the way. However, I thought about it and it's probably perfect. I see myself that way...putting other things, people animals etc. in front and hiding a little in the snow of life. So, therefore, I'm putting it out there. I like the shutters behind though I didn't plan it that way either. Something on the other side of my shuttered self."

Monday, May 11, 2009

May MIrror Mirror Challenge

I am really late in posting this, but most people know that my mom has been in critical care and most of my energy has gone into getting her out of it, and helping my brother in dealing with all of the legal and financial and house stuff. And cooking and cleaning. My brother and I have been a having a good time together considering the circumstances. I took this photo after dinner, while I was cleaning the dishes, and after a long day at the hospital. It was a good day though, mom seemed to be making some improvement. My brother snuck up behind me -- and I took the shot. Tired, but still enough energy to joke around together.