Decked out in Skulls and Gray: “The Fashion Stump”

Today is a brighter, happier day! The snow is melting outside. I feel I have been unable to run errands or get out on the roads for days and days. I thought perhaps we needed a “fashion” post from The Fashion Stump, not that this is fashion at all. This is called dressed way down in loose leggings, a dress covered in skulls, and a soft gray sweatshirt with darker gray roses all over it. But still, it’s the thought that counts, right?

The camellias that were so white and soft and beautiful last week are now frozen brown. There is something so beautiful about them. They look like they have been tea stained, still shaped perfectly. It makes me want to press them for a project of some kind. Hmmm. Maybe I will.

Out in the edge of “Lynnwood,” my woodland garden, the mushroom statue is pretty against the snow.  Lynnwood: my little magical forest that grows and changes very little at the time, while I heal and make decisions and think about things past and future. Mostly I try to just stay in the present moment. Just in this day. That is a safe thing to do. I believe too much worry shows we are in the past. Anxiety may prove that we are too much in the future. It’s best to stay in the right-now. All we have is today.

I am still looking for greenhouses at local shops and on Amazon. I want something small and simple that I can build around with wood and old windows. If I can dream it, I can do it.

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

Good Results

I had a medical test today, routine, and got good results, so I am so happy about that.  I am drawn to many things about the past or old way of life, but it sure is nice to have our current medical care that allows us to screen for things that have killed others (unnecessarily) at an early age.  Colon cancer comes to mind.  My mother lost her sweet brother way too young; I lost an uncle.  Anyway, I am counting my blessings today for good results.  You can probably guess I had a colonoscopy.

After we left the medical facility, I was told to name wherever I wanted to go to eat my first meal in 36 hours.  No problem.  Foster’s Market!  OMGOSH!  I had a Jammin’ Turkey sandwich on gluten-free bread, hot coffee WITH cream and sugar, and a bag of sour cream and chives potato chips.  OMGOSH (yes, I am saying that again!) it was so good!  I felt like a Survivor contestant who had won a rewards challenge!  I could actually only hold half of the sandwich, but the other half was heartily consumed later, after a nap.

Jammin’ Turkey Breast:  herb roasted turkey breast, Foster’s own Seven Pepper Jelly, thinly sliced red onions, herb cream cheese and romaine on sourdough $7.50

OMGOODNESS.

In other news, Mars has a new album out.  This is his third album. 

This album was heavily influenced by Mars’ love of traditional Swiss music, but he wanted to infuse it with modern electronica and some synthesizer effects. It has been well received I’m told.

I guess I have found my place to take fashion photos.  I know some of you out there think fashion photos are ridiculous, or at least I think I have gathered that, but to me it is fun!  It is an art form, and I realize a great frivolity in some ways, to be able to use clothes to express our feelings.  I never take for granted that I have what I need; I don’t forget that some people don’t have what they need.  I have never spent a lot on clothes in general, but I do not mind paying appropriately and a lot (what is due) for handcrafted things, if you know what I mean.

Pink Rose sweater dress (thrifted); Christopher & Banks cardigan (from my sister); Target tights (new); Merona boots (new).
Pretty blue pot sits on the potting bench, waiting for spring.
Used an app to get a sketch effect. Anyone see the eyes watching over me from the trees? Or the fierce dog face in my hair?

That’s all for now. I am truly enjoying getting back to blogging and having hosted space. Another form of expression that some think is a waste of time. I guess it depends on what it does for the author and what it does for the readers.

Oh, I have added a new page.  The link is in the sidebar:  Artist’s Book: Coffee Table Cat Book

Enjoy this day!
Lynn