Tag Archives: holiday

Origami Valentine’s Day Card


I thought I might share a Valentine’s Day card I received a few years back. Clicking on the image will get you a size suitable for printing on a 5×7 card. Available for personal use only, no mass reproduction please.


If you are looking for something to go with the card try the Transforming Heart and the Pot with Stem and Leaves models.


Published: February 8, 2011

Happy New Year

Animated Confetti Gif

Animated Confetti Gif
Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2011.  A brand new year with no mistakes in it—yet.

I have always loved that magic moment at the very start of a new beginning.  That moment before the first decision is made, the first breath is taken, the first sigh released, when the possibilities are unlimited.

Don’t get me wrong.  I am not frightened by mistakes, I look forward to them, and the lessons they teach me. Still, I like to take a moment to enjoy the nanosecond of perfection before pushing forward on any new endeavor.

I have had a lot of fun over the past year.  I have learned a great deal about clip art and graphics in general.  Many of the spam comments I received were hilarious.  It is really a shame I was not able to share them with you. I am sure you already have enough links to Viagra sites without my adding any.

I am rather amazed that I managed to finish the 575 lines.  It may be the first time I have ever kept a New Year’s resolution.  It only took me 60 years.

I am not quite sure what I will be doing with the blog this year now that the 575 lines are finished. I have been kicking around a few ideas but haven’t settled on anything definite.  After the restrictions of the 575 lines I am ready for some freedom.  I am very sure that there will not be 365 more of them.

My daughter wants me to tell stories about my childhood.  But I suspect that she has a hidden agenda.  (Don’t all children want to know their parents’ darkest secrets?)

My sister wants me to tell stories about my life.  But I suspect she also has a hidden agenda.  (Don’t all siblings want to know your darkest secrets?)

Me, I just want to be entertained.  I am quite easily entertained—one of the prime secrets to a happy life—so just about anything might show up here over the next year except my darkest secrets.  Those I think I will keep to myself.

Ta for now. Do not forget to eat your black-eyed peas. We can all use a bit of luck in the coming year.

Published: January 1, 2011

Ho, Ho, Ho

Tree with Ice Ornaments

A special season;

Naughty or nice holiday;

Merry December.

Published: December 25, 2010

Travel Plans



Wants to be home by Christmas

Gathered up in love.

Published: December 21, 2010

10th Sight

Bats flying in front of moon

Demons cavorting,

Broomsticks swooping, bats fleeting:

Spooky octoscenes.

Published: October 12, 2010

Down Time

Cruise Ship

Vacation cruising

Is absolutely the best;

One-of-a-kind thrill.

Published: July 16, 2010

B-Day Memories

Birthday Cake

Happy birthday presents

And icing on the cake:

Merry memories.

Published: March 26, 2010