Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spooky Surroundings .....


I cannot believe how the time flies. I made it home from High Point N.C. and Asia just in time to get the Goblins ready for their big night. Due to the heavy travel schedule I had this month, I didnt go "all out" for the big spooktakular as I usually do. But I did manage to get a few spooky sets staged anyway.

I found in High Point from an Antique dealer, the most wonderful taxidermy of an actual Raven. I did not realize how large they were......I know, I the animal lover....buying a stuffed critter. He assured me it was an antique and that it would have died of natural causes. Soooooooo hopefully he wasnt just singing me a song. He is so majestic and regal. I just love him.

To accompany my Mr. Bones in the Foyer, there is also a new addition of a funeral home sign that is a MUST for any halloween scene. How can you resist this one?

The pictures are few for lack of time, but I want to wish everyone a fun night of digging through their kids, or grandkids loot bags. My kids know, I have dibs on all snickers.......!!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Jet Lag

Well, when I am in Asia, I must admit, I don't really like the food very well. There is one thing that I do like though............Dragon Fruit....The names sounds like it would be crazy tangy but it is a mild/sweet, fruit with a soft apple consistency. If you have never tried it, you should.....YUM !!!

I am not one for mercedes, but I think this one would work just fine.....actually, my 9 year old saw this picture and thought, this would be PERFECT for her when she gets her license, but until then, she can just drive up and down the driveway, so it won't be a waste of money for me......(how thoughtful eh? ) Yes, it is all crystals.

Something about Bamboo, it is just such a great looking plant, and grows into strong as steel rods in no time.

This is what a typical Ficus tree will do, if it is given the perfect environment to grow in. The roots are the prettiest part of the tree.

This is a great park smack dab in the middle of Hong Kong.

Finally...........I am home for a good long spell. Well, not too long, but at least enough to catch my breath, do some graphic work on the computer, and get all the chores done before the winter blast. Oooh I hate winter, I mean HATE IT !!! I could easily go without this season. Maybe its because I grew up in California??? I have no idea, but I just despise the cold weather.

Well I just got home a while ago, and hit the ground running, after spending many days in Hong Kong, and China. It was warm and sunny there, beautiful actually. Usually this time of year is like a furnace. But not too many good things come out of a typhoon, but this one brought on some much needed cool breezes as well as sunny clear skies. ( a rarity in China) there is quite a bit of smog in the large cities like there is here in the states.

For those of you who have never been to Hong Kong, the city is ENORMOUS!! It truly is one of the largest cities in the world. If you take Manhattan (which we think is large) and put at least 15 of them side by side, you will get the scale of Hong Kong. The buildings are lit up like parades and have a multitude of ever changing light and lazer shows that protrude from these amazing structures.

Of course we all know I am a big fan of antique and ancient architecture, but I certainly have a huge respect of these incredible feats of design, and I am always in awe of the sheer talent it takes to master such milestones ontop of sheer rock and boulders.
It has been a crazy busy month, and I am sooooooooo glad to be home, I do leave for Houston in the morning, but only for the day, I will be back within 24 hours. So that one darn near doesn't count right???
I have so many things I need to post about. I have been in Hong Kong and visited with my friend Donna who Is an amazing Ribbon and textile designer. She lives on a Junk boat in the Harbour of Hong Kong.....And by "Junk Boat" it doesnt mean Junkie, it is a term for the wooden boats that dot the harbour. I will show you pics, and fill you in on her line at a later date. It is an amazing venture, and beautiful way to live.
I also just finished another shoot with VICTORIA magazine today. That will be out in the Fall of next year....It looks amazing if I do say so myself. I will also show you some shots from that fun shoot.
It won't be too long inbetween blogs I promise !
Sorry, just out of time.
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