Bees Don’t Digress

Taking time to smell the roses, and photograph them is not always easy, especially when you have a few minutes in the morning before work.  I am a nature lover, so I always get up early to enjoy my morning time.  I’ve been known to get distracted by the bumble bees when I’m having my morning coffee. Their buzzing is very busy and non-stop. But, the cardinal is busy too, hopping around in our tomato plants. I smiled when he finally flew to our Rose of Sharon tree, and then I hurried to captured his portrait. 

 

 

A busy backyard.

The birds are not visiting as much when we are working, but the bees don’t care.

I digress, Time to stop and smell the roses.

~~Tresa

 

This post was inspired by the Daily Post, “Shiny” on WordPress.

Satisfy Your Heart

I’ve always had a desire to make stuff by hand. I thoroughly enjoy every process of developing a concept through photographing product vignettes. These are a few of my treasured images. The beaded photos are from when I was around 14 years old. It is very satisfying to look at old photos and remember just how far I’ve come, and feel blessed to be able to satisfy my heart, and create.

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Fish Dish, by T. Meyer-Clark, College work.

 

Stoneware teapot, art class, Marygrove College,

Aspire teapot by T. Meyer-Clark, College work

 

Teapot, Gothic inspiration, by T. meyer-Clark, College work

Teapot, Gothic inspiration, by T. Meyer-Clark, College work

 

Painted cat on wood, T. Meyer-Clark, 1985

 

Crafts, painted welcome sign, Tresa Meyer

Painted country welcome sign by T. Meyer-Clark 1987

 

Painting on a shirt with helper, T. Meyer-Clark 1984

 

Painted and assembled box with wreath and heart boxes, by T Meyer-Clark 1986

 

Beaded Wooden Bracelet, by Tresa Meyer, Age 14

 

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Beaded necklace with abalone fish, by Tresa Meyer, age 14

 

Thanks for going back in time with me.

~~Tresa

This post is inspired by the daily post on WordPress.

The Greatest Things

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This post “The Greatest Things” was inspired by my friends at The Daily Post
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Resilience

As the new year sets in, some of us are struggling. I can’t help but think about those I know who are dealing with a loss or a crisis, and how emotionally draining it can be.
After suffering from a few crises in my life, I have become more resilient. I’d like to share a story or two, but can’t, so I will only say, the path to resilience is obtainable.

I would like to share a few ideas:

• Being optimistic and expect the good things. Visualize what you want, instead of worrying about what your fears are, will help build resilience.

• Trusting your instincts in your ability to solve problems builds confidence and resilience

Another way to think about it is this quote by Bruce Lee.

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing!
~Tresa

Inspired by the The Daily Post on WordPress.

Goals and Sunsets

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Photo by Tresa Meyer-Clark on Etsy

2016 was a very busy year for us. I worked at my day job, and attended classes for Event Planning, Design and Decor in the evenings. It was a fabulous experience. One evening, a guest speaker demonstrated her positive energy with a Powerpoint presentation, and shared this: Create an imagine/inspiration board to help achieve your goals. My take-away was, I need to get very organized in order to use my new skills in combination with graphic design.

Reflecting
This year I’ve photographed and posted my favorite subjects: boats and sunset reflections on the water, especially mirror images. My book of passwords has grown with more photos to post, and design competitions to enter. I find myself writing, yet another updated profile or an artist statement about my digital artwork, and what inspires me.

In 2017, I would like to build my portfolio with new digital art and experiment more with painting. My goal is to impart a consistent body of work. My focus will be to create graphics for special events, and design inspiring motifs/patterns for home goods, stationery, wall art and more.

So back to that revised profile.

About Tresa Meyer-Clark
Having a family who encourages my artistic abilities is a blessing. Growing up in Michigan and working as a graphic designer will always have the most influence on my artwork. I earned a Bachelor of Art degree in graphic design and ceramics. I am a student of life, and the nature around me is my muse. I also love turtle sundaes with raspberry sauce!

As another year has flown by! I look forward to reading your posts on WordPress, making the next new year even better! Feel free to share!

~Tresa

This post was inspired by goals, and my friends at: The Daily Post.

Butterfly Kisses

{Weddings} 

There are moments when a song you’ve recently heard keeps repeating in your head for a few hours, or when it makes a bigger impression, perhaps days! Recently, my husband and step daughter, Brittaney danced to “Butterfly Kisses” on a her wedding day. After the wedding, this song was on my mind, so I decided to write a post about wedding music and share a few pictures and songs.

 


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Father, Daughter Dance // Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark

 


Lyrics:

There's two things I know for sure:
She was sent here from heaven and she's daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes 
and I thank god for all of the joy in my life
Oh, but most of all

For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her hair; 
Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it's my first ride.
I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried.
Oh, with all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning And butterfly kisses at night.

 


My Dad and I talked about practicing a dance for my wedding day. After I thought about it, I figured it would be more about practicing how not to get too emotional. We danced to  “I Loved Her First,” by Heartland

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My Wedding Day // Photography by Mike Sackett



The First Dance as Husband and Wife

My husband and I danced to “Bless the Broken Road,” by Rascal Flats, and I still get choked up when I hear it.

Listen to all the lyrics when you research your music and have fun selecting the songs together! There are many beautiful first dance songs to choose from, and below are two lists with the most popular and classic.

According to Vouge.com, these are the top ten first dance songs from 2016.

Top 10 First Dance Songs for Weddings:

1. “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
2.  “At Last,” Etta James
3.  “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
4.  “All of Me,” John Legend
5.  “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
6.  “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele
7.  “I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz
8.  “Everything,” Michael Bublé
9.  “Better Together,” Jack Johnson
10.“Amazed,” Lonestar

Classic First Dance Songs:

1. “Unforgettable,” Nat King Cole
2. “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
3. “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
4. “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
5. “It had to be You,” Harry Connick Jr.
6. “A Kiss is Just a Kiss,” Michael Feinstein
7. “Unchained Melody,” The Righteous Brothers
8. “A Whole New World,” Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
9. “Endless Love,” Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

This post was inspired by Brittaney and Ryan’s wedding and “The Daily Post” on WordPress!

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/song/

Best Wishes and stop by again soon, (follow me) for more wedding inspiration, and feel free to share your thoughts!
xoxo
~Tresa

Nature’s Frame

Michigan beaches, the dunes

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My husband stands between the trees, and makes a perfect photo opportunity for me, as my eyes are drawn to a natural frame in the landscape. We are at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline Park in Elmira, Michigan. Of course I had to make sure a sunset photo was planned as part of the trip here. The wind and the reflections on Lake Michigan were exhilarating and breathtaking!

With over public 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the “Most Beautiful Place in America” on ABC’s Good Morning America.

 

Thanks for sharing and stopping by!
~Tresa

 

Photography by Tresa Meyer-Clark. This post was inspired by The Daily Post. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/frame/

A Fun Thank You

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~~~A FUN thank you card is inspired by my garden.

We’ve been really busy lately, so a quiet morning with time to write my thoughts down and do a 30 minute cardio is good. We’ve been working on selling our house, fixing another, helping my parents, and enjoying boating on Lake Michigan. The busier we are, the more I organize my time to meet my goals. I’m always learning and challenging my creative skills. I’m designing a logo for my dad and a bridal shower invite for my step daughter. Volunteering to help with floral design and setup for local event planning companies has been a blessing this Summer in providing me with new friends and contacts. All of this I am very grateful for, and thank God for my skills every day. When I have time to just sit and think about everything, a hand written note would be perfect to send to those who I appreciate. It would be easy to just send a text, but to do the unexpected is more fun, even though it may seem old-fashioned. I made this card with flowers from my backyard and created the handcrafted note. To make the letter “R” look good was fun, with a little patience and time management! I really liked the yellow and red colors on the wood table. I’ll write a note on the back to Rupali from Utsav Planners and share more about my Summer in an up coming post.

What do you think of my card?

Thanks for stopping by!
~Tresa

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Our Voyage

August 20, 2015

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great lakes, traverse city,

It rained on our anniversary this year, but the rainbow was a gift. –We docked at Traverse City, Michigan – Clinch Marina in Grand Traverse Bay.

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It takes time away from the every day work schedules to reflect. Time to think about how I’m leading my life and how I would like to feel like this, relaxed on vacation, and thinking about what I can do better. How can I be a better wife, be as creative as I can during the work week. I create more beaded jewelry on vacations than I do during a regular work week! My husband is very understanding and has valuable input to quality control. He also has a creative eye. If only we had more hours in the day to enjoy the fun stuff. Our fourth wedding anniversary has arrived today, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us!

August 2015 on our way to Traverse City

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boating

Dad can do what he wants, after all it’s his boat!

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August 20, 2011 – Wedding Reception

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lighthouse wedding cake

Our cake cutting picture with the lighthouse cake I designed.

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Poster design I did for our guests to sign at our reception.

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A piece from my summer 2015 collection with turquoise, gold filled stardust beads, pearls and agate.