Monday, February 28, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: His Holiness

It's time for Ruby Tuesday.

And blessings to you, too --
whatever your native tongue,
your country of origin,
and your particular beliefs.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Dreaming of Spring

After several days of intermittent snowfall
and periods of temps in the teens and 20s,
icy sidewalks and traffic inconveniences,
it's finally warmed up into the thirties.

I knew when I first roused this morning,
because I could hear the raindrops drumming
against the skylight in my bathroom.

So I fed the hungry felines,
then cozied back up in my comfy bed
and willed myself to dream spring into being.

I'm not very good at playing Mother Nature,
just taking pictures of her handiwork
in my garden once she's done her job.

Visit Mary and the other players at Mosaic Monday.

Shadow Shot Sunday: Symbols

A place of sacrifice, prelude to resurrection.

A sign of obedience to the will of the Creator.

Homage to faith, 
to trusting with your whole being
that there is a plan for your life
whether or not you can understand it.

There are life lessons to be learned,
places in the heart so deep and rich
that they are unfathomable.

Whether or not you believe and worship,
it is an object of beauty,
made with loving hands.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekend Reflection: As Dawn Breaks

Dawn encroaches on the turf
so recently claimed by darkness,
bringing soft blues, hints of spun-sugar pink,
layers of blue-gray clouds that will meander
through before allowing the sun full reign.

Most of the city still sleeps.

Street lamps are still lit
and bounce their light off the placid waters
of the canal. Grand old buildings
admire their reflection another day.

A few watercraft chug along, bringing supplies.
The vaporettos chuff into the Rialto stops, largely empty.

The narrow passageways and piazzas
belong to carriers of cameras and tripods
for a few minutes more,
before shopkeepers appear with buckets of water
and brooms to make ready for business.    

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Encaustic

Untitled encaustic painting - © 2011 Meri Arnett-Kremian

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Mini-Mask

The artist & quirk master is
of San Miguel de Allende.

To read more about him and
the space he inhabits with his partner
click HERE to read a 
New York Times article 
that includes a slide show on the second page
with 14 images of this wild and wonderful 
"casa de los colores."

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Models in Period Costume

For Mosaic Monday, I thought I'd show you
how fun it was to work with models
in period costume in Venice.

Beautiful sisters
in beautiful gowns.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Weekend Reflection: Linens and Lace

sometimes you don't see
what's right in front of your eyes
until it's too late 

I stopped and admired the lace things in this window
on my photo walk that began just as the sun was rising
but I never noticed at the time
how Venice just insisted on getting in the picture.

That camera hog!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Opening Doors

Doors to the past and future

to greater freedom
to understanding
to new beginnings.

Let's open them
and let the light shine in.

A prayer for inevitable change
in a climate of peace.