Tabula Rasa (Clean Slate)

That New Apartment Smell …
and clean white walls begging to be adorned with just the right touch.

Ray Ferrer Old SchoolFabulous Art
I can’t believe I haven’t posted for more than two weeks. Sometimes life takes you away from life, but I’ve emerged in a new space, in a new place and one thing I’ve wanted to do since I dreamed about being here is fill my walls with special things – pictures, memories and art.

Ray Ferrer and urbanwallart
I’m in love with an artist, Ray Ferrer.  Maybe because he’s so “East Coast” – maybe it’s because he uses the unique medium of spray paint and hand-cut stencils to express himself – maybe it’s all of that combined – but it’s probably also because I am now the proud owner of an original Ray Ferrer, hand-signed, with a personal little “hello” message on the back – it’s called “Old School” and I bought it months ago on his Etsy site.  It came quickly and it was wrapped to perfection.  I was dying to open it, but I knew I’d be moving in a few short weeks/months (I have no sense of time) and I didn’t want to soil it, puncture it or have anything happen to it before I got to find a special place for it – over my desk where I’ll be placing my old school typewriter that I bought at an estate sale a few years back – still works!  But I don’t have a desk yet – I just have clean white walls (off white?).  But I just couldn’t wait any longer to thank Ray – for his personal emails, his expedient post, his careful packaging, his personalization and most of all his beautiful artwork.  He’s a WordPress friend, and you know how I value my WordPress relationships – we’re kindred, artistic, life-loving people.

I look forward to getting back to “normal” (you may or may not know what it’s like to move), buying a desk, taking more photos and, of course, catching your photos on WordPress again.




Creepy But Cool – High Danger Hydrangea

If I could somehow manage to figure out how to get my “Categories” section back up on my post format page, I might add a new category called, “Creepy but Cool.”  You know those things that shock us, gross us out, freak us out, but we just can’t seem to stop staring at in awe.

No, this isn’t a freak accident – it’s just a spider – and not the itsy-bitsy kind either.  When I took it (and ran – the thought of bugs crawling on me creeps me out) I thought I was taking a picture of a Daddy Longlegs – but this is like no spider I have ever seen.  He might be a close relative of Daddy Longlegs – but this guys seems pretty protective of his flower bush – the entire bush.  To me, this say “High Danger Hydrangea.”

A Wider Spider2

Does anyone know what this is … what type of spider?  If so, leave a comment – I’m just so curious (although I have no real reason why ).  I hope I can sleep tonight – and  you too.