Cleaning out I loved reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. First up is clothing and the approach is so simple: gather ALL clothing in one spot and go through it. This means everything—coats, socks, stray exercise […]
I’m taking a quick photography project class on Skillshare. The videos were only 20 minutes total and I’ve been wanting to work on focusing skills. It was a lot of fun playing with the camera in manual mode. The most […]
Inspired by this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaVrn1Sz0H8&feature=share Excerpt from graduation speech by David Foster Wallace about the importance of education in learning how to THINK about anything and everything.
The boy joined marching band! It’s a competition band, with a show that’s like a miniature play. Very fun, and also very intense. I like the shakos (official band hat name).
Not my beverage, but I appreciate the loveliness of the can in the light.
Had a visitor in the garden today. His wings reminded me of the canvas camper we used to have back in the 70s and 80s. Plus he’s looking at me with those fake eyes and that’s pretty cool.
Summer 2012, so far. Includes Harrisville, Michigan; Sandusky, Ohio, Oscoda, Michigan; Grand Haven, Michigan; and micellaneous points between.
Finished up this today: It’s a gift for a dear friends mom — a satchel with a mola on the front. She’s from Panama where the mola was made. Was a bit tricky with a zipper to close the top […]
Better than perfect = DONE! I don’t even know when I started this little table runner, but would put it out every year with raw edges. Poor little guys! So finally, finally, I added a back and some machine quilting. […]
sldMichigan-8×10, originally uploaded by colleen sullivan leh. I took this picture at the Lumberman’s Monument outside of Oscoda. It’s up north, so “outside of” means about 20 miles away. The stairs from the visitor center down to the river are […]
This wonderful guy is proud to be a Lake Orion dragon. He was carved entirely with a chainsaw by Gary Elzerman. There is a carved an “LO” on the rocks and a plaque. If you’re in a school or sports […]
getting ready for halloween with this cheerful fellow!
The moon was still in the sky when little mister went off to school. It wasn’t yet dawn, so everything was still bathed in moonlight. Buses were running, cars were driving, and the moon still shone bright.
homemade soup made with homemade stock cooked on a woodburning stove. It does not any cozier than this. Which is good, because it got up to 5degrees today. Brrr.
This is a decal on the mirror in my sons bathroom, reflecting the handpainted version on the back wall.
Taken with the iPhone, and I love how the top branch is out of focus so you see the middle branch best.
In July my son and I took an overnight trip to check out Lexington and Port Sanilac, places in Michigan we’d never been. Each of those towns has a jetty outside the marina. Even though the days were gray we […]