“Corn whiskey has wrecked by body, a false hearted lover on my mind. I’ve roamed this whole world over, Pleasures here on earth I cannot find. When my earthly stay is over, sink my dead body in the sea. Just tell my false hearted lover, that the whales will watch over me” IMG_7028

Star Stuff

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made of the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.”
– Carl Sagan


Winter Coming


“Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up”
– Laura Ingalls Wilder (The Long Winter)

Spring Flowers

Spring Time

“she turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor: winter is dead”  – aa milne

“in the spring, at the end of the day – you should smell like dirt”  – margaret atwood



Family Tree

I’ve been working on the below project on and off for a couple of years now.  It was nearly more difficult to make these 2 dimensional images of people I know so well versus strangers.  In the end – I realized that it isn’t so much about making each person look exactly as they do but rather creating a piece that represents my family as a whole.   My granddaddy Jimmy and my grandmother Francis taught their children to live with love and laughter – something they then taught to all us grandkids.  I’m so very proud to be a member of McAtee family.