Starting anew is always a good thing! Here is Vol. 1 of "Artful Living on the Bluff" for you to enjoy. While I am not contributing new material to this blog, please feel free to look around and then visit me at the new and (hopefully) improved "Artful Living on the Bluff" blog at

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Morning Coffee Quotes

Sailing - photo by Cindy Caraway

"You can do anything, but not everything."
- David Allen

"Expectations are premeditated resentments."
- Unknown

"A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake."
- Confucius

"It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew."
- Henry Rollins

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
- Oscar Wilde

"In the long run people hit only what they aim at."
- Henry David Thoreau

"Faith is not a shelter against all difficulties,
but a belief in the face of all contradictions.
- Unknown

"There is no need to fasten a bell to a fool."
- Danish Proverb

"He, who fears he will suffer, already suffers from his fears."
- Michel Eyquen

"The trouble with you gringos is that you think manana means 'tomorrow'.  What it really means is 'not today'."
- Unknown

"You manage things; you lead people."
- Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

"Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting."
- Bernard Meltzer

"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity."
- Albert Schweitzer

"Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."
- Robert Kiyosaki

"We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

"A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts."
- Herbert V. Prochnow

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sonoran Skies 2

If you know me, you know that I REALLY like big statement jewelry! Not everyone does. Go figure... right? So, I decided to try making a smaller version of "Sonoran Skies", one of my needleweaving jewelry pieces. The pendant section measures 3 1/2" x 2" (instead of the 8" x 4 1/2" of the original). It can be worn in lengths up to 30". Here is "Sonoran Skies 2" - more compact in size but not in punch! I hope you'll agree...

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Morning Coffee - A Bird Ballet

I thought this was cool and wanted to share it! Happy Autumn!

More of my work on
An incredibly poetic murmuration of starlings.
We were shooting for a commercial, waiting for an helicopter flying into the sunset, when thousands and thousands of birds came and made this incredible dance in the sky. It was amazing, we just forgot our job and started this little piece of poetry... Enjoy !
Directed by Neels CASTILLON
Shot by Mathias Touzeris
Producted by Masterfilms.
Music: Hand-made - Alt J