Archive for February, 2008

Your own blessings

Posted in back to earth, Bewitched, Hope, keeping positive, Personal, Random on February 29, 2008 by anuvuestudio

When I was a kid, I used to wish I was Bewitch. Not so that I could have things, although I’m sure I would have made a couple of wishes and wiggled my nose with regards to the local candy store πŸ˜‰ My love for pixie stix was awfully strong back then. No, I use to sit in the car as a passenger and see someone, maybe a Mother with lots of kids driving an old, beat up car. I use to wish I could twitch my nose and she would suddenly be driving some big fancy thing. I imagined that I would see the startled look on her face as she realized her hands gripped an unknown steering wheel…and smiled at the thought she would have no idea where or from whom it had come.

I went to school with a girl (Deborah) who was different. She was slow and the kids made fun of her. I would twitch my nose when we rode the bus and she would become Cinderella with beautiful long hair and a lovely new dress. She would be charming and smarter than anyone…and everyone would be so confused.

I also went to school with a boy (Richard) who’s parent’s were so poor he didn’t have a decent pair shoes. I remembered that my own Father went to school without shoes. I tried so long and hard… twitching my nose, but I just couldn’t make them new for him. I asked the teacher to help me. I don’t know how it happened. All I know is that he had a new pair of black high top sneakers one day…and I thought it was magic.

I still drive around and see things…that I wish I could change by twitching my nose. I’m smiling now at the thought. I’m telling you this because if you ever have a chance to help someone…and can…it will do you more good than you know.

Last night I came home after working and then visiting with my Family. I was almost home and as I turned one of the last corners towards my block, I saw a small figure sitting on the corner. At first glance it appeared to be a small boy, about 12. I passed and kept on driving because it was late at night and I was so tired. But that brain of mine just could let it go…and I turned my jeep around. I stopped and rolled down the window asking “are you ok?” The figure looked up and said they were waiting for a ride. I asked “How long have you been waiting?”…no reply. I’m not as trusting of people as I used to be but I just had this feeling …”Get in”.

The small figure climbed into the jeep and it was then that I realized it was a girl. I asked her “what are you doing out here so late”? She said she was driving with someone who was so reckless that she got out of the car. I told her I thought she was a kid sitting there and she politely asked me if I would have stopped had I known she was a 24 year old woman, a single mother of 2. I told her it wouldn’t have made any difference and she smiled a pixie grin. We drove for a long while and she told me about her life. That’s something between just her and me but it was a life that someone as young as she was, should never have had to live through. I took her farther than she asked because I could see the kind of neighborhood we were heading to. She was so very small, I just couldn’t let her go. We finally got as far as she would let me take her, then as she grabbed the handle to get out…she turned to me and said “God Bless You Ma’am”…. Can you imagine…all that I have and all that she didn’t…and she wished me a blessing!

My husband (who never yells) yelled at me for 10 minutes when I got home…about safety and strangers and all the stuff I actually know… Sometimes, things just happen. Sometimes you just feel Bewitched. Be grateful people. Be grateful for everything…because there are so many other’s worse off. Do good things…but be safe. Make a difference. It will open your eyes to your own blessings…large and small.

Frozen in NYC

Posted in Art, creative, frozen, Grand Central, Hanging out, motion, performance art, view, watch on February 28, 2008 by anuvuestudio

Β One from NY Kathy πŸ˜‰

Strolling the market

Posted in good grief, Images, photography on February 27, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I’ve been covering for someone at work and today I escaped at a normal time. The weather out was so beautiful, I tossed on my oldest comfy jeans and my red sandals and headed out in search of…whatever. I saw Main Street blocked off, so I got out my quarter jar and found myself a parking meter. About the closest I ever get to a Market is a Farmer’s Market and I set off with high hopes. The vendors were set up in rows up and down the whole street and I wandered aimlessly looking for subjects. My mistake was finding a guy out of Santa Monica with wonderful, reasonable Couture designs…Well, not meeting him, he was rather nice and we both agreed whole heartedly about who makes the best Chai Latte. He was shocked that I knew his secret hole (I won’t give it away). Rather my problem arose with a client’s spouse. The husband took one look at my camera and then grabbed me by the shoulder. That’s when what seemed to me to be about 2 days worth of chatter…began. He lost me somewhere between a shoot in Tahiti, surfing magazines and something about the West Indies. He had apparently every lens on the market yet he kept handling mine…and he reportedly had at least 5 or 6 cameras. He asked me every question that came to his brain and then answered all of them before I could even speak. I know I smiled alot. You know…that “pasted on grin” and I know I shook my head alot. I like my space so I had to keep backing up. I kept praying his dog-gone wife would hurry up and buy something…she probably was glad he’d latched on to me and was enjoying the “ear vacation”. Finally, she was done and as I politely prepared to make my escape…he exclaimed…”You actually shoot manual?”” AAAGGGHHHH! and yes, my meter time was up…

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Bird

Posted in Art, Birds, botanical, flower, Images, nature, photography, Uncategorized on February 21, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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Flower couture

Posted in Art, create, flower, Images, photography, Unusual, wow on February 20, 2008 by anuvuestudio

stem dye orchid…the latest thing in flower fashion

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Leaf

Posted in Art, create, flower, Images, photography on February 19, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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2 weeks to keys

Posted in Art, artists, Choices, concentration, create, creative, Dreamer, eclectic, excitement, Famiiy, found, Friends, future, gallery, Hope, Images, Life, new beginnings, People, Personal, photography, quest, search, thanks, thoughts, uh oh on February 18, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I will take the keys to my new Studio Gallery in about 2 weeks. Needless to say, my mind is spinning with details…all in a good sense…while my pocket book deletes at an alarming rate. I have met some very talented people in my travels the last few weeks. Everyone that meets a certain criteria will be asked to join. I have selected to begin with a few unknown Artists that specialize in jewelry, textiles, acrylic and watercolor, fusion glass, sculpture, basketry and photography and have been so very pleased with the diverse backgrounds they come from. They are all great, unique people and I am truly blessed to have connected with them. I will also add to this 2 Teachers who talents lie in drawing, painting and photography to allow the locals a chance to learn in a personal setting with no more than 10 students per class. Probably a class for the youngsters and one for the adults…depending on what we have time for. I’ve also ordered some really crazy toy-like cameras for folks to purchase. They can do things like “split screen” and “Warhol” your photos. I can’t wait until they get here!

I’ve also been able to re-join with an old friend who is a cabinet builder extroidinare. He has been so very patient with all my changes and my perfections as we’ve worked on many projects in the past. I can be quite picky when it comes to how something should look (including myself) and Anuvue will be no exception. He and I connected instantly, exchanging ideas and finding solutions for a very small building. I picked out some very unique materials to work with as I want it to be fresh and modern in styling. I will also be investing in at least one, possible more large flat panels to show off the work of other Photographers. I have selected a few Photographers that aren’t even in this Country but was so impressed by their unknown talent…well, they just have to be included. I have a few more American Artists in mind as well. (Alan and yb…are ya out there?) πŸ˜‰

I’ve made connections (and friends) with 4 Galleries outside of my city, but within 5 miles or less… and we all look forward to forming a relationship that works together for the benefit of everyone. In the meantime, I have signs to produce, graphics to complete, vendors to annoy and banners and lightboxes to be made…yikes! I’m working on botanicals at the moment…I have an idea in my head…uh oh :0

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