Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fireworks and Dogs

Well, I am still figuring out how to load pictures!
In your mind, picture an antique graphic with two American flags, crossed at the poles.
 The flags are surrounded with vintage florals and fireworks.
Now you see my picture, hand picked for you!

Growing pains, bear with me.

Our dog Tyler barks at the invasion of fireworks and thunder.
These are 2 things we have no control over, 
so Tyler needs to modify his idea of what we need defending from. 
Not so simple!
A work in progress, which our neighbors have been testing us with 
almost nightly for a week or more now.

We live in an unincorporated area of the county, so fireworks are legal, 
unless the governor declares all fireworks taboo in the state due to high fire risks,
which is extremely unpopular and not good for reelection.

We live less than 2 hours from the Wyoming border, a state which apparently sells the "big" fireworks that are not sold in Colorado.
All of this means we have very large fireworks going off behind us,
 across the street and over a block.
Poor Tyler.

We are going to try a compression wrap on the Fourth I think.
(Insert diagram here of how to wrap it!)
You can purchase thunder shirts for dogs also.
The idea is that the tighter feeling (like a tight t-shirt) brings security and safety to the dog.
Let me know if you have tried this!
We'll see if it diminishes dog duties of protection too.

The sacred dog code of reason to live

til next time,

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dog Days of summer

Is it hot enough for you?

My personal heat index is rising as I try to figure out how to change blog font, text, page placement and color!!!
I change it but as soon as I type a lettter, it reverts. Grrrrrr.....

...and they said write a blog! It will be fun! Relaxing! A creative outlet!
Well, I AM feeling a bit creative...on how to scream in text!

Bear with me, I'll be fine. I am also using an IPad for the first time to blog, so perhaps that is contributing to the bugs.

We have been so enjoying the seasonal blueberries this time of year. We are trying to increase our intake of fruits and veggies. You know, that being healthy thing! I would prefer to go meatless, simply because I think it is healthier. I don't eat pork or turkey. Beef would be my next choice, but that is very hard to give up! Fish is a keeper I think.

What are you doing to try and be healthier? Drop me a line.

Here is an iris folding pattern for a strawberry.
You can find tutorials and more patterns in my past blogs.
'til next time,

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Spring has Sprung and Summer is here!

The hot days of summer are here. 
Fortunately I LOVE summer and sun and all the greenery that comes with it.

We went for a drive over the weekend, up to Ft. Collins, Colorado. Moderately heavy traffic on the interstate. They are doing road construction, so everyone has to slow down and gawk, even though the workers had the day off.  Such curious creatures we are!
The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and all the trees are leafed out. It's good to get out of the house and feel the breeze, smell the green, soak up the sun.

I hope that you can get outside today, and be reminded that God cares for you. 
til next time,

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rising above the bog

Struggling to get back in the swing of things!
I have missed my blog, and perhaps you have too! I think I want to change the focus a bit, but I am not sure how yet! Been having fun on Facebook. You should be able to find me with this:
Karen Kloberdans

I just renewed my domain name - myinkspired.
Very frustrating!!!!
I cannot find any directions on how to rework my web page
Grrrrrr. I am feeling old and rusty!

So, I put up a temporary web site that is still under construction. You can find it here:

Any-who-how, I have to start somewhere!

Now, let's try to upload a photo, shall we?

See you later!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Autumn's jewelry box with quotes

collage paper painting art doll made from all recycled junk mail

The leaves are turning shades of
golden, rust, burgundy, and purple...

As Autumn approaches
we put away our summer clothing
unpack for cooler temperatures.

We start to wear different colors
that match the season.

Here are a few Autumn jewelry choices,
taken from my treasury:

Autumn's Jewelry Box

"Pure, intense emotions.
It's not about design.
It's about feelings."

- Alper Elbaz

Carnelian & Copper "Loop de Loop" Earrings

"Style is a way to say who you are
without having to speak."

- Rachel Zoe

Huichol Beaded Flower earrings

"Fashion is a great thing,
it's a way to express
who you are."

 - Zendaya

HENNA WAVE symbol bacelet Copper shapping  - copper jewelry - wire jewelry

"Style is very personal.
It has nothing to do with fashion.
Fashion is over quickly.
Style is forever."

- Ralph Lauren

Vintage Rootbeer Amber & Dark Brown Swirl Bakelite Bangle Bracelet

Spiral Waves Adjustable Ring

"What you wear
is such an expression of
who you are."

- Diane Kruger

"I obviously have 
a great love and appreciation
 of jewelry,
thanks to my mother,
much to the dismay  of both 
my father and my boyfriends."

- Ivanka Trump

Made in Turkey Hand Made Authentic / Tribal Hand Painted Naturel Copper Earring Code: 022

Set of North African Berber Bracelets

Red and Orange Earrings. Foliage Color Earrings. Rectangular Earrings. Czech Beads Earrings. Fall Earrings. Cooper Earrings. Jewelry by Anna

"Fashion should be
and fun."
- Twiggy

"Tangerine Tango"

I hope I have inspired you a little
to search in your jewelry box
for some fun Fall jewelry!

After all, jewelry is an inexpensive way
to turn an outfit from 
to WOW!

Billboard's 4th annual

'til next time!


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You can always contact me by leaving a note here, on my blog. Nothing is published without my say-so.

Here are websites that I have found quotes on:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

shades of Autumn

autumn is my favorite - pinback button badge

"It is far safer to wander in God's Woods
than to travel
on paved highways."

- John Muir

ANTIQUE FOLK ART Mushroom Art Country Scene Woodlands Handcarved Rustic Organic Natural Folk Art New England Rare Unusual Adirondack  Lodge
an antique dried mushroom with carved art

VINTAGE HAY HOOK Oak Handle Steel Hook 8.5" Good Grip Maker's Stamp New Jersey
vintage hay hook

With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp'd,
break free from the trees

- Adelaide, 1878 - 1914; 
from November Night

Tree Of Life Silhouette PAPER Cutout Wall Art and Home Décor ORIGINAL Design SIGNED Symbolic Art Handmade Framed One Of A Kind

Fall Photograph "Leaf Collage" Nature Photography

Ombre stud earrings, Geometrical round posts, Illustrated jewelry

"We can judge the heart of a man
by his treatment
of animals."

- Immanuel Kant

Art, Original Acrylic Painting, Cat, Female Portrait, Sleeping, 9" x 12"

Squirrel , Animal Art, print watercolor painting, watercolor paintings print art.

"Look deep into Nature,
and then you will
everything better."

- Albert Einstein

Fall Photo- 8x12 Print- Cabin in the Woods

Glass Bowl - Wildflower -  Sunshine Orange and Yellow - Custom Painted and Etched Glassware
Bird Painting,Watercolor Painting,ORIGINAL Painting,Bird Portrait,Bird Art

"If you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies in yourself."

- Minquass Indian proverb

Little Orange Bird on Vintage small wooden spool pedestal decoration

Vintage 1960s Hat - Vintage Black and Copper Satin 1960s Pillbox with Feather Glenover, Henry Pollock

"Eat oranges
Hear the larks
Wait on the sun."

- John Muir

Autumn's Faire Maid
paper collage painting from all junk mail and recycled magazines

Tangerine Tango beaded necklace metal allergy free beadwoven original design netted beadwork by inkspired gift for her fashion statement
'Tangerine Tango hand beaded, original design necklace

Did you like this blog?

All the items are in this treasury list:

shades of autumn

You can find it here:

'til next time,
and on pinterest - K.Kloberdans

you can contact me with a note on my blog - 
it doesn't get published unless I say so:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Arabian Nights and dancing in the moonlight

Hans Zatzka, and Austrian painter
1859 - 1945

"And those who were seen dancing 

were thought mad 

by those who could not hear the music."

--- Friedrich Nietzsche

unknown vintage photo dancer

1942 movie poster

"Everything in the universe
has rhythm.
Everything dances."

 - Maya Angelou

Arabian Nights illustration

Ida Rubinstein and Vaslav Nijinsky in
Scheherazade, 1910

"A filmy veil,

floating gracefully 

around a whirling dancer

is a special

ethereal vision."

- Dahlena

Rita Hayworth as Salome
1953 film

Sadi, a Dance of the East for Piano
courtesy Indiana Music Library, see link to Right

an Ouled-Nail Tribal Dancer
by Georges Jules Victor Clairin

"Beside the fire,

as the wood burns black,

A laughing dancer in veils of light,

Whose dance transforms the darkness

to gold."

- Abu Abd Allah ben Abi-l-Khisal, 
excerpt from The Serpent of the Nile by Buonaventura

Hungarian Arabian Nights
Metropolitan magazine cover by William Andrew Pogany

Salome Fry's Turkish Delight Cigarettes ad

1920 ad for Palmolive soap


is like dreaming with your feet.

- Constanze

The Dance, by Guglielmo Zocchi

vintage illustration

Imperial Burlesque Company poster
found on

"Dancing with the feet is one thing,
dancing with the heart is another."

 - author unknown

Evelyne and Beatrice Kraft, 1944

courtesy Indiana Music Libraries, link to the Right

The Tambourine Player
by Hans Zatzka
found on

Tonight, when the moon is out,

dance a little....

circa early 1900's

'til next time,


Ardra Waltzes by Frank M. Witmark
courtesy Indiana Music Libraries, link to the Right

and on pinterest:  K.Kloberdans

I found quotes here: