a thank you…

is in order…to my loyal little band of followers :)

you’re all very much appreciated :)



now let the GREEN begin :)

a St Pat’s OOMMI doodle…hot off the Kindle app presses!!


the Irish I’m kin to were/are named Meade…my family (from the beginning of time) was big on naming their children after relatives…near and distant…so my sister was given Meade as a middle name.  and since my mother made a point of telling us about the Irish Meades, I gathered (correctly I’m sure), that her family was proud of the fact that they were a bit of Irish.  and so am I :)

on the other hand Mom never danced an Irish Jig or downed a round of green ale…so I don’t know :)



is the color for the month of March


for any who celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the 17th

when we all get to be a little bit Irish :)


it’s also my oldest grandson’s birthday!


OK, so I’ve gone through (and am still going through) old doodles and photos.  I’ve deleted tons of photos…since my photography skill extends to taking a lot of shots of the same subject with the hope that at least one will turn out :)

I’ve made the first cut and now I’m working on the second.  I keep finding things that I think I’ve never used on this blog…only to discover, when I peruse my WordPress media library, that I have used them.  So I either need to take new photos, create new doodles OR turn this into a word blog.

Which flies in the face of the philosophy I live by…that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

So I leave you with some selfies of one sort or another :)




and the hope that I come up with something new by tomorrow


© Out Of My Mind Images 2015


in pink


no, no, no…I didn’t have this nightmare, I only plead guilty to creating it :)

I’ve mentioned before that I have a fascination with dreams and I do.  However, I don’t believe I’ve ever had a bona fide nightmare.

According to Wikipedia a nightmare is: 

“an unpleasant dream that can cause a strong emotional response from the mind, typically fear or horror but also despair, anxiety and great sadness.  The dream may also contain situations of danger, discomfort, psychological or physical terror.  Sufferers often awaken in a state of distress and may be unable to return to sleep for a prolonged period.”

On second thought I believe I did have something of a nightmare when I was a child…I dreamed a man was chasing me with a knife…when my sister finally shook me enough to wake me up, I discovered I needed to go to the bathroom…quickly!!!

Which reminds me of when I was 9 and had my tonsils out…when they* were putting me out with ether (which stinks by the way) they* told me to count back from 100…I started and before I knew it  Mickey Mouse was racing around and around on a clock in my head.

well I did warn you that I was OOMM (out of my mind) :D :D :D

they* = medical staff


is there anything grander…

than nature :)


well maybe loving someone and being loved in return or having a new great grand baby in the family…but then without nature none of that would be possible…so I vote for nature :)

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”  Henry David Thoreau



and poetry :)


“I think that I shall never see…A poem lovely as a tree.”  Joyce Kilmer


“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”  Khalil Gibran


“I’m an introvert…I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.”  Audrey Hepburn



colorful :)



Perhaps I’m in the middle of the winter doldrums or maybe not…I just haven’t been inspired to doodle much lately.  I believe it’s time to try something(s) arty that are a bit different.  I’ve been painting the interior of the garage…walls and soon the floor.  When I’m done I’ll have a space I can use to paint with acrylics, fingerpaints or whatever messy media I’m inspired to try.  And I won’t have to neatly put it away when I’m finished for the day :)

I’m beyond excited :)

I have tons of “old stuff” to share till the garage is done and today’s the day to start :)

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  George Bernard Shaw


from Valentine’s Day :)

Family and friends, of the female persuasion, celebrated the occasion at

Moffat’s Cup of Tea, Dunedin Florida


before the tea was served, I chose decaffeinated cinnamon vanilla, it was excellent :)


the soup of the day was Crab Bisque :)


3 Best Friends Forever photo op :)

check out the foot (my granddaughter), the bear and hat, her friends :)


Mom’s taking advantage of the situation :)


Aunt Cindy putting flowers in the hair :)


teatime is over :)


and I went home to enjoy my beautiful Valentine’s flowers :)


what a lovely way to spend the day, with family, friends and tea :)