Monday, February 27, 2012

The Big Fish

 Mr. Cook at Sinclair's Fishmarket, holds a 60lb blue cat he caught today.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bull Durham

Remember Bull Durham's Restaurant??

Snapped this photo of an old Bull Durham menu the other day over at T.F. Rice & Co. (which will open soon). 

Look close and you will see  ...   All the Fish You Can Eat  (for just) $2.25!  It included a salad, onion rings, french fries, Cole slaw, northern beans and hush puppies. What a bargain!

I started eating here when I was just a little girl coming to the Lake to visit my grandparents.  Years later I embarrassed my fiance and myself by demonstrating exactly how much I could eat when the menu said "All You Can Eat."  It was always an amazing meal.  It wasn't unusual for folks from Memphis to drive up for the day just to eat at Bull Durham's.  It was a Paris Landing landmark.

I don't remember what year it closed.  The restaurant burned and never re-opened.  It's one of my favorite Lake memories.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Why Can't I Get Any Work Done?????

It's Murphy.  Since we got Maggie, our new puppy - Murphy has been very demanding.  And since the dog can't get up on my desk, Murphy thinks when I'm sitting at it - he deserves my undivided attention.  If I put him down on the floor, he gets right back up here.  Then he wants to sit in the desk chair with me.  He crawls up behind me and wedges himself between my back and the back of the chair.  And when I get up, he just takes over the whole chair.  Urrghhhhh!!!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

About This Weather

Today has been a very confusing weather day.  It started cold.  Then it got sunny, with no wind, and so warm I actually had to put on shorts while doing yard work.  Before I got through with the yard work, the wind picked up --  a really cold wind - followed by some scary black clouds and a few drops of rain.  Then it cleared off again but it never got quite so warm again.  Somewhere in the middle of all these changes, I ran down to the beach and got this photo.

I think the photo pretty much says it all ... dark clouds, rain, sunshine, wind ... it's all there.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Prints in Black & White & Sepia

Did you know all of my artwork can be ordred in black and  white or sepia? It's a special order which you can order on-line or through my vendors in and around Paris. (Look under "Where To Find Lee") When ordering, please note that you want the print in b&w or sepia under the note to seller or you may email me.

Here are a couple of examples just to give you an idea of how they look.

Henry County Courthouse in black and white

Henry County Courthouse in sepia
Jack's Wall in sepia
From series on Jack's Pool Room

Jack's Wall in black and white
From series on Jack's Pool Room

Let The Fishing Begin

I was awakened this morning from my peaceful slumber by the sound of .... what I thought was thunder but turned out to be fishing boats going down the road to the boat launch ramp.  The temperature today is supposed to be in the 60's, 70's tomorrow.  It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stained Glass Lamp

Years ago, (1980's) I used to work in stained glass and made this lamp.

It is my own interpretation of a Tiffany style Trumpetvine lamp.  It's 27" tall including the base. The shade: 17" tall, 18" diameter.  It's large and also quite heavy.  And ... it's for sale  ... probably to some one who can come by and pick it up as shipping would require a specially built crate.  The price is $1,800.00.  If you are seriously interested, you should contact me.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Trip to Paris

Went to Paris today just to spend a few hours.

The weather was gorgeous!!!

First stop - Merison's.

Checking up on my artwork when I noticed a piece by one of my favorite artist.

I think this is called "The Year of Our Ford" and it's by Eleanor Baker.  She does these large watercolors that are really unique.

Also found these nesting bowls by a local artist.  (My intention was to photograph their business card, but as you can see my camera flash just blew it out.)  I'm sure the folks at Merisons could tell you the name of the artist.

After Merison's I headed to the library.  As I was leaving I spotted these gorgeous
Nandina's next door at L.I. Smith's & Associates.  Just had to get a photo.

Then over to Lee School Academy of the Arts to check on some of my artist friends.

Took a quick trip to the Riverwalk at San Antonio ...
 .. via this colorful Ann Stapp painting.  (Visit her blog.)

Then ...

off to Italy for this unique architectural view by Ken Alexander.

Donna Revelee was busy on a new painting.

There's Gene McWherter just painting away.

Ken Alexander digging through his box of ideas.

Ann Stapp

Ann Stapp's paint brushes.  Look how clean they are!

And - saving the best for last.

Gene Snowden's portraits always blow me away.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?

Dangly earrings made from tiny recycled
black buttons and red glass beads.
Each piece of my jewelry is a one-of-a-kind creation. Materials may include recycled paper, beads, repurposed vintage buttons, cloth, metal findings, and other doo dads. Designs on paper are hand-drawn or painted by me and sealed to make them moisture resistant.

Buttons are recycled vintage buttons, many from my Grandmother’s sewing basket. Some do show wear but I think it adds to the character of the jewelry.

You would never know these faux Emerald Green leaves were made from water color paper. Sealed to be water resistant and light as a feather.

Midnight Blue & Brass - These are actually made from heavy weight art paper,
sealed to be water resistant.   And feather light!

 These vintage red buttons with clear glass beads would make a great Valentine present.

There are necklaces too with matching dangly earrings.
These are jade green with tiny little brass beads. Eye catching and fun to wear.

Fun, unique, one-of-a-kind.
You really need to see this jewelry in person to appreciate it.