SHRUNKEN APPLE HEADS

Shrunken Apple Heads by Beverly Van Pelt

  One of the joys of Halloween is the Art of Carving. I’ve been known to demonstrate pumpkin speed carving, but my FAVORITE carving projects are the whimsical shrunken apple heads that I make. These little guys lasted from September of one year to December of the next, and as…

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Majestic Green

This magical tree, verdant and very alive, dwells amongst the redwoods and pines of the Boy Scout Reservation at Camp Pico Blanco in Big Sur, California.   Nature has such a way about it. If you allow yourself, you will feel it’s life vibrating beneath your feet, in the whisper…

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Location Scouting

Mutton on the Moors, Mission Ranch, Carmel, CA   Location Scouting — I do this at the stage when I need some juice to bring my script alive. Whether it’s the missing element of interaction between characters and the environment, or filling in for the complete absence of background description,…

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WILD TURKEYS

Wild Turkeys in Monterey, California   Much to the chagrin of other drivers, I break for Wild Turkeys! There is something so fascinating to me about these creatures, and I love to watch them as they feed and move and plume their tail feathers. I took this photo one day as I…

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ADAM LEIPZIG WORKSHOP

I was honored to attend Adam Leipzig’s workshop, Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers   Carmel, CA–Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers, February 16, 2013 The sun was out in Carmel and one might have been tempted to lounge the day away in the quiet village, unless that someone was an Independent…

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BREAKFAST IN BED

I wanted to do something special for my Sweetie, but I hadn’t planned anything in advance. No problem! Cereal, coffee, bacon, and Cutie oranges are a simple way to say, “I Love You!” Here I served them on a large serving platter for a nice unifying theme.

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RE-LAXING WITH LACROSSE

Monterey Tribe U13 Lacrosse boys played hard at the Fair Oaks Tournament on 03/02/2013. Afterward, they headed to UC Berkeley to watch the Cal Bears Mens Lacrosse team battle it out against Sonoma. In this photo, the Monterey Tribe U13 Lacrosse boys are watching as the Cal Bears Mens Lacrosse…

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BRUCE CAMPBELL POSTER

Look what I found! It’s my Bruce Campbell Poster from his appearance in Santa Cruz, CA in 2004. It was great meeting him and he is delightfully funny! Of course, since then I have become a devoted “Bruce Campbell Fan”. You can follow Bruce Campbell on Twitter: @GroovyBruce. He posts…

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