Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Vacation Reset

We got back from our week of beach vacation on Saturday.

Here are some of my statistics:

Loads of laundry upon returning home:  13

Books read:  3

Jigsaw puzzle completed:  1 (1,000 piece, with Offspring3)

Naps on the beach:  4 (?)

Soft crab sandwiches:  1

Crab cake platters:  1

Dairy Queen visits:  0

Candy Kitchen visits:  1

Morning walks:  4

Evening walks:  2

Mosquito bites:  87 billion (low estimate!)

I am still trying to shake the end of a summer cold that began before vacation, and have not gotten any of my craft supplies out yet.

A Few Photos from the Ireland Trip

Here are a few more photos from Ireland last month!

Remember, you can click on any photo to enlarge (a new window pops up).

Trinity College

We had a quick tour of Trinity College, got to see The Book of Kells, and the Long Room in the Trinity College Library (which was FABULOUS to me, the library geek!).


This is a chapel at Glendalough, which is a monastic site from the 6th century, started by St. Kevin. The misty day was perfect to wander through the ruins.

New Ross

The Emigrant Flame at New Ross was lit from The Eternal Flame at John F. Kennedy’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery.  The Kennedy family was from New Ross.


We enjoyed a guided walking tour in Waterford, and learned about the Viking influence in Ireland.


Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic. The ship was too large for the harbor, 123 passengers were rowed out to the ship.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

We saw this cathedral from the bus on Thursday morning, and walked through Killarney to find it Thursday evening.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Titanic Belfast, through the Harland & Wolff slip where Titanic was built

The oddly shaped building is Titanic Belfast, a museum experience about the building of the Titanic and the tragic journey. It sits next to the very spot of the Harland & Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built. The poles were used as support during the building process.

I will move some of my phone photos over from my laptop (I alternated between phone and camera) and post those soon.



The Adventure Was Grand!

Blarney Castle

(click on any photo to enlarge)


Offspring3 and I arrived home just before midnight last night (it is 5:00 am as I type this – love the mix of insomnia and time zone change!).

Our adventure was to Ireland – we took a bus tour that traveled the circumference of the Emerald Isle, and had a day on our own in Dublin.

It’s going to take me a few days to get back on track – jet lag and laundry. I’ll get a few more photos edited and post them before the end of the week.

Have a nice Wednesday!




Well, it is happening again….

Hey, happy Monday!

What is happening again, you ask…

Offspring3 and I have gone on another adventure! Off to see some castles and cliffs.

I have a few things set up to post while I am gone.

If you leave me a comment, I will respond as soon as I return.



HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Grand Re-Opening November 10th 2018

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery was located in Old Ellicott City for the devastating floods of July 2016 and May 2018.

Robin and Max have found a new home at Historic Savage Mill, and the Grand Re-opening is TOMORROW!

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 am.

Historic Savage Mill is located at 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763.

There is limited parking near the Cotton Shed Building. I usually park in the West Parking Lot and walk through the New Weave Building (there are stairs involved in this route). You can exit the New Weave Building lower level to the lower parking lot where the New Weave Building meets the Old Weave Building.