Saturday, May 2, 2015

Taking Action

Picture of the Day for 5/2/2015. I actually took the lithograph I purchased from the art estate sale I attended last month into the frame shop today. One month between purchase and framing is lightening speed for me. I used to work in a frame shop in my 20s and I love the whole process of taking a "blank canvas" so to speak (pun intended) and experimenting with various combinations of mats and frames until you get it just right. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sunset Over the Great Salt Lake

Picture of the Day for 5/1/2015. I flew home today from a business meeting in California. The sun was setting over the Great Salt Lake and it was pretty spectacular. The lake was bright red and orange. Unfortunately, the picture doesn't do the scene justice.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I Want Your Necklace

Picture of the Day for 4/30/2015. I meant to write about this picture back in March. For Christmas, my friend Jenny gave all of her girlfriends a necklace where you can replace the insert in the pendant. She makes and sells the customized magnetic inserts, but she's very generous with her friends. We all met for breakfast a few days before St. Patrick's Day and she brought us a selection of St. Patrick's Day inserts for our necklaces. I just so happened to like the one she was wearing in her necklace at the time and I asked if she had any more of those. She didn't so she took the insert out of her necklace and handed it to me. It was a very generous gesture accompanied by only the smallest of eye-rolls. I guess that's what happens when you've been friends for nearly 40 years!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Naked Gnome Antics

Picture of the Day for 4/29/2015. My sister Robynne ended up purchasing the naked gnome I pointed out to her a couple of weeks ago. Gotta love amazon.com! My brother-in-law Will should win an award for being the all-time best sport. Robynne kept urging him to pose next to the naked gnome and this is what ensued.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rethinking the Pea-Green Paint

Picture of the Day for 4/28/2015.  A house "flipper" purchased the old Gundersen home in my neighborhood. The Gundersens were the original settlers in this area and several Gundersen families still live here. The guy who purchased the house spruced it up and then painted it the most gosh-awful pea-green color. I couldn't imagine what he was thinking and apparently he must have received a lot of feedback. I was amused to see the house has been restored to its original color scheme. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

James Patterson Apology

Picture of the Day for 4/27/2015. So, remember that mystery writer's conference, Sleuthfest, I attended a couple of months ago? The big keynote speaker was James Patterson. His name was splashed across all the conference materials. People came from all over the country to hear him. About the only person who did NOT attend the conference was James Patterson. On the day he was supposed to speak at a luncheon, he was a no-show.  Not sure what happened there since he only lives less than an hour away from where the event was held, but his publisher sent everyone who attended a Sleuthfest a hard copy book as an apology. I'm looking forward to reading the book since I've never read any of his novels before. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chinese Stage

Picture of the Day for 4/26/2015. Went out to a Chinese restaurant with my family tonight where we were seated right next to this elaborate stage. Sadly, there were no performances on the stage while we were there. We asked the waiter and he said the building used to house a Harley Davidson dealership so this stage wasn't a holdover from a previous Chinese restaurant. Now I really want to know what kind of productions are held here!