open ice cream dance

Welcome to Ice Cream Sunday! 🙂
open ice cream dance

Of course whenever I see the words “ice cream” I can’t help but smile and think of the song written by Tom Waits and re-interpreted by Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins.

urban growth

Urban Growth

“The kind of control you’re attempting, it’s not possible…
one thing the history of evolution has taught us is that life will not be contained;
life breaks free.  It expands to new territories, crashes through barriers,
painfully, maybe even dangerously….
I’m simply saying, life finds a way.”
~ Jurassic Park (movie)

hittin’ the G Spot on Sunday Morning

Hittin' The G Spot on Sunday Morning

Honestly, I didn’t see the two guys in the photo until after I packed up and was driving away. I hoped I didn’t get them in the shot – well – that obviously was a vain hope. LOL

derailed

At first glance the final work may look like it has nothing to do with the original.   But it just goes to show that if you put enough time and work into it – magic happens. It took me about two hours to get this where I wanted. I did extensive layering (selective and de-selective). I did a lot of playing with color.  I also created/added a few textures.
I’ve got magic to do – just for you!

derailed

Railed

Magic To Do from PIPPIN

the story of our lives #135

Story Of Our Lives #135

****editorial note**** This post was actually scheduled back in September.   I had no idea at that time how prophetic it would be and again making me realize how signs are “The Story Of Our Lives.”   On Friday, Nov. 1 all the residents of the apartment building were served notice that the building was under new ownership.  And while I was not entirely surprised:  This building was built in 1920 and has been in a state of steady decline for years. Because of the historical nature of the building, the cost of maintaining it was astronomical – i.e. “a money pit”.    The notice went on to state that the new owner would not renew any of the leases and that all current tenants had to vacate the premises by 1/15/2020.   So while I wasn’t entirely surprised about new ownership it was still a shock to the system to be told that I would have to find a new residence.    My present address is 22 Rhodes Ave and I have lived here 22 years and 6 mo. so there is not only a long building history but a long personal history attached to this location so it is not only a mental and physical adjustment but also an emotional adjustment.   Perhaps its just some sort of funky synchronicity or kismet.   I really hate (read H-A-T-E) abrupt change and this was abrupt.  Well, for the past two weeks I’ve been adjusting to the idea and forcing myself to search for a new location that is closer to my place of work.   It’s been very stressful.    I can’t wait until this is over and I’m settled in a new place.   From a posting point of view; I have image posts scheduled through the end of January 2020.   I may not be checking on your posts until things get settled.    I apologize if I seem an absent friend for a while; so, until things settle down, I am “Out”.  I wish all of you many successful posts even if I’m not able to enjoy them until I return.