Sunday, June 27, 2010

Collage class!

Vickie and Dana took my collage class last week, and we had lots of fun!  Check out these pictures and the beautiful collages they made.

Vickie putting layers upon layers!

Isn't this gorgeous so far?

Dana really likes 3D!

More layers!

Dana's finished collage that she made for her granddaughter Vegas.

Vickie's collage has a lot of details that her mother likes.  It reminds her of her mom, which is really cool in my opinion!  Everyone finds their own theme as they work through the various layers of paper and paint.

Yesterday, I took part in the peaceful demonstration Hands Across The Sand to stop offshore oil drilling.  I went to the Dunedin causeway beach and about 300 had gathered there, and at the adjoining Honeymoon Island, 200 more had gathered.  People held hands all over the world actually, whether they had beaches or not.  Petitions were signed and will be sent to the White House.  It was great despite the 97 degree heat.  I stood with my feet in the water, wondering how long it'll stay pristine.  Hopefully, for a looooong time, if a way can be found to stem the flow of oil.
I forgot my camera, but here's the Facebook link to Hands Across The Sand, if you want to see some pictures.!/HandsAcrossTheSand?ref=ts

Blessings to all!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Went to the beach, just to get my feet wet...

Last Sunday I went to the beach with an old friend. Susan, from Texas.  We drove along all the touristy traps in Clearwater Beach, and went down Gulf Blvd. to the other beautiful beaches along the coast in Pinellas County.  We didn't plan to do any swimming in the Gulf or sunning, but there were plenty of tourists and pelicans about on the beach!  I did wade into the water, and then got sand all over my feet.  That's what Florida is all about!

We picked up my friend Caroline in Dunedin and had a great ole time eating pizza and other goodies.  Didn't stay outside too long since it was 95 degrees.  We've had a crazy hot June so far.  The afternoon thunderstorms have arrived, and it freshens up the air, or makes it into a steamy sauna. 
Susan and I went to Busch Gardens and had a sauna experience there, but we also saw a lot of "cool" animals, among them, white tigers.  Forgot my camera, but I got some pictures when we did the beaches:

That's Susan on the left, and myself on the right.

Aren't we sweet...?


It had our name on it...

Susan has been following the World Cup since she's British, but here she had her back toward it...

Redington Pier...

Redington Beach