Monday, October 17, 2005

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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

These pictures have been taken in and around our apartment. The mongoose family is still doing well, although they haven't been out much lately. The moth that you see was attracted to the bug-zapper that we bought to cut down on the mosquitoes and he was way too big to get into the cage around the black light. The ring that you can see on the ledge underneath him is the bottom of a spray can of polyurethene, to give you an idea of his size. The little frog is right next the the 2x4" hand rail that leads to our apartment so you can see he is not quite an inch long. The gecko that you see on my hand has been a rooming with us for over a week now. He can be found in my closet, hanging around the bug zapper at night for easy snacks or in the shower (where I was moving him from when this picture was taken). He doesn't really like to be held unless he can't get out of trouble himself (he doesn't do well with tiles). Once on my body, he really doesn't like to get off although that may have something to do with the shiney objects he finds on my hands. Maybe it's a girl ;-)

Some of our Carribean friends Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 10, 2005

Paul and I surrounded by Carribean pictures Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Getting my feet wet :-) Posted by Picasa

One of my most recently completed designs Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 03, 2005

Keeping Busy

I suppose some would call it a short attention span, but I like to think of my interests as "diverse". For those of you that know me well, you will recognize the seemingly erratic style that typifies me in general. Whether it be clothes, food, company, or life in general, I love variety. It's not any different when it comes to my hobbies. Now that I am not working a regular full-time job, I have plenty of time to get back into many of the interests that I have taken up over the years.

Currently, I design and create jewelry from things I have collected on walks by the sea shore, as well as creating original designs using glass beads.

There has been culinary experimentation such as cinnamon rolls, casseroles, funnel cakes, and bread. This could be arguably my husband's favorite hobby that I have :-).

With the exception of the very first image on this blog, I have taken all the photos myself and continue to attempt to become a better amateur photographer. These pictures are sometimes used as the basis for images that I create using Adobe Photoshop, although I enjoy generating images myself. Both of these types of pictures I plan to eventually package and market when I get enough material and I form a cohesive strategy for doing business.

I recently discovered (with help from my husband) that I can create my own cross stitch patterns from pictures that I take. As soon as I figure out where I can get supplies locally, I plan to add that to my list of things to do.

Down the road I plan to be using this site to display some of the products of my interest. If you have a suggestion, opinion or request of what I should put up next, let me know what interests you.

The Neighbors

These are the two baby mongoose that live with their parents right outside our bedroom window. It is difficult to get a "family photo" since Mom and Dad are much more observant and wary than these little guys. When I first spotted them they were about 8-10 inches long from nose tip to tail tip. Now they are closer to 18 inches and getting chunky because they eat the chicken bones and stuff that I throw away as a supplement to their regular diet of stolen birds eggs and the snakes that we have around here. I am considering names for them but haven't come up with anything that strikes my fancy. If you have a suggestion, please post a comment and let me know! I plan to post some other things about life down here, now that I have the abililty to do it from home, so check back regularly!