Postcards & Portraits for 5 Fact Friday

5 Fact Friday

So it’s Friday and time for a few facts. Today we’re going to mix in a little Liberate Your Art and Portraits into the mix. This may turn into a long post, but I’m really going to try and keep the words to a limit.

1. Today is the first day of Fall (I know it’s not supposed to be capitalized) my favorite time of the year!

Fall leaves
The leaves are beginning to change colors – a true sign of fall.
Buttercup, butternut, carnival and delicata squash
Another true sign of fall is winter squash perfect for making soups to keep you cozy on chilly nights.

2. I’m disappointed that I missed the closing of the 2nd Annual Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap. While I received all of my cards I missed posting last weekend or the Annual Blog Hop. So, in honor of the blog hop here are my cards:

Postcard art
A lovely field of flowers from Jen Erbe
Liberate Your Art by Tangerine Pam
beautiful bold art for bold souls by tangerinepam
Liberate Your Art
Deb C. liberated this piece of art urging us all to ’embrace amiguity’.
Abstract art
For the first attempt at abstract art I think Colleen was successful.
A gull
Mary Gordon’s gull was so serene – just love it.
Flowers on a path
This lovely bouquet comes from our host Kat Sloma

3. Today I had a portrait photography session – pretty cool to play around in a studio setting.

Natalie takes on the persona of the movie star.
Librarian look
Natalie poses as a librarian.

Portrait Photography

Charles was a very willing and photogenic model.

4. The interest in Help-Portrait Cleveland is growing, yippee!

5. The festival season is coming to a close, meaning I will hopefully have more free time! Yay, yay, yay!!!!

That’s it for today/night. I hope you all have a great weekend, and thank you to all who have stopped by and left messages or “liked” the posts!


5 Fact Friday for Saturday ~ long story

5 Fact FridayHappy Saturday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day. It is a beautiful day here in Cleveland. The weather is perfect for late summer/early fall and it’s a busy time in our town. Now on to business.

I wrote this post on Friday and was oh so excited because I just knew I would have my first official post created on my IPad – NOT! It was such a disaster, but I’ll tell you more about that in a few. First let’s talk about the Facts! As you read these, remember they were written on the IPad first!

1. I am publishing this post using my IPad, yippee!

A shot of this post on the IPad…well that is the original post.

2. I am (originally) posting from Houston

Rainbow over Clear Lake
This was the view I was greeted with as I entered my hotel room in Clear Lake, TX – Beautiful isn’t it.

4. I’m no longer a hater of all things Space thanks to Space Center Houston and a couple of cool Astronauts – Michael Fossum and Ron Garan.

Astronaut Ron Garan presents during the Ragan Communication Conference “Social Media for Government Communicators” at Space Center Houston.

5. I’m really loving my Kelly Moore Bag, what a lifesaver it was for this trip.

Kelly Moore Classic
My wonderful new Kelly Moore Camera Bag, which holds so much more. What a lifesaver…I love it.

So back to the challenges with bringing you this post. I have downloaded the WordPress App and found that it is not very user friendly. As I wrote the post I was unable to add the photos and place them exactly where I wanted them. Then there was the problem with adding the header. Each time I added it, I was then unable to add text, oh and before that I couldn’t access the header and even attempting to download it again to my IPad didn’t work.

I vowed I wouldn’t let the device win, but I am sad to say I was defeated for now. I really want to make sure I’m posting regularly and I was so excited about posting from the IPad but when it didn’t work I needed to share the challenges.

If any of you have experienced similar issues and have suggestions, I’d love to hear them.


A little insight into me – 5 Fact Friday

5 Fact Friday

Yea it’s Friday! This has been a very busy week and I’m glad to see it come to a close, well at least the work part.

So over at Reflection of You the theme for the month of August is to share a little about yourself each Friday by offering five facts. Today I have decided to join in, because I’m really trying to catch up on posting to this site and keeping up with some of my online communities.

Here it goes:

1. Today is my 10th Wedding Anniversary.

2. I’m the fourth of six children.

3. Procrastination should be my middle name.

4. Because of No. 3 I have found that I do some of my best work when under the gun.

5. I’m working hard on living life to its fullest!