Wednesday, June 29, 2005


This is one of the photos I have on morgueFile for people to download. I got this email the other day from someone using it:

RE: Malinda Welte aka sideshowmom @ Morguefile

Malinda -
I wanted to let you know that I am using one of your Morguefile photographs -Hands - as the page set for a poetry submission in our Ezine Ragged Edge Publishing. Your photo is wonderful. I love it. (I did tweak it just a bit to get the integration I needed.) Links are provided below so that you may see what I've done. I hope you approve, if not, let me know immediately and I will remove it from our site. We at REP would like to thank you very much for allowing us free use of your work. Without the generosity of people like you, the creativity of people like us would be greatly hampered. We are a site for new writers, as well as published authors. We don't charge for anything we do, thus we don't make any money, and in fact spend a great deal of that, and time, doing it. But, writing is the love of our lives as I'm sure the art of photography is yours. Any photo
resource available to us at no charge is worth far more than the price put on the photos at those "pay per download" sites.
Again, Thank You Very Much for sharing your art with us. We invite to come to our site and partake of ours.

With kind regards,

Deb Tyndall, Editor
Ragged Edge Publishing
or direct to
If neither of these links work
please enter into your browser
enter the site, click on POETRYand scroll to Blessed
Part of Me.
PS : If you would be so kind, please reply with a bit of a
bio of yourself - we are creating a special Artists and Photographers
Contributions page.

Neat! This photo has been downloaded over 100 times since I posted it May 17. Posted by Hello

The Maya Zahira School of Bellydance!

The lovely Maya Zahira, my bellydance teacher. Visit her website for more information on belly dance in Kansas and Missouri and links to interesting sites on the web. (I like this costume better than the purple one) Posted by Hello

Monday, June 27, 2005

Draw Daily

Here is Joyce Cole's blog, Draw Daily. She has a beautiful style and is a member of the Everyday Matters group. Click on the photo to go visit her blog! Posted by Hello


Rianna's latest creation. She did this last night for her teacher, Mrs Frey. I'm making a photo album of all the photos I shot at school and some of the kids at play this summer. Kathi is battling breast cancer. Go Kathi!!! We love you!!!! Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 25, 2005

EDM #4 - My Cup

Originally uploaded by SideShowMom.
Here's my new coffee/tea cup. I won a gift basket in the May Scavenger Hunt on morgueFile as the Grand Prize for having the most photos submitted. There were two of these cups, a matching napkin, lots of coffee and teas and cookies. Most delicious!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


I finally downloaded ArtRage that everyone on the Everyday Matters list has discovered. Rianna had a grand time with it last night and made this Pollock homage for her Daddy. Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Illustration Friday

I'm working on some ideas for this week's topic, "Black & White." There's lots of entries each week to look at from all over the world and all kinds of interpretations. Neat and inspiring! Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 16, 2005

the scribbled journey

Kathleen is an member of the Everyday Matters group. I really like her style and sense of color. This viola is wonderful and full of the warmth of tone the instrument is known for. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Mohawk Park

Originally uploaded by SideShowMom.
We wander aimlessly sometimes to find new parks to play at. This one is at 63rd St and Lamar in KC, Ks. I love these old merry-go-rounds, there was one at the playground by my grandparent's house off of Bannister Rd. We'd go there and Grandpa Wallace would spin and spin us.


Originally uploaded by SideShowMom.
Watercolor sketch at the Kauffman Memorial Garden. The kids call it Rocky's garden because there's a large tom cat named Rocky who is the resident pest control specialist. Mostly he sleeps in his basket in the solarium or in one of the large potted palm tree pots. The kids can pet him and he just lays there and purrs. I never knew what hollyhocks were and I'd seen these flowers and didn't know what they were called. Funny. My mom didn't garden much and my grandparents did but we didn't hang around them much. I'm just now in my life learning these things.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Rainy Summer Thoughts

This is Wesley's Summer entry for Illustration Friday. Exactly how I feel about summer!! Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 11, 2005

EDM #18 - View from my Window

Originally uploaded by SideShowMom.
Here's my first challenge! I painted it this morning while the family was still asleep, it was a nice way to start my rainy day :)

Friday, June 10, 2005

New Moleskine!

Here's my first entry in my Moleskine! About our morning with a little watercolored sketch, fun!

Rianna did this! We got the die-cut cat at the library and she colored it with crayons today. Posted by Hello

A Child Of Atom

A Child Of Atom is the blog of Cully in NY, NY. A set designer, he loves comics, Japanese wood block prints, and is another wonderful artist. Go check him out --->

Thursday, June 09, 2005


I did all this at 3:45am while I was up with my wide-awake 2 1/2 year-old son! Posted by Hello

Everyday Matters

Everyday Matters is a book by Danny Gregory about his family, life, art and remembering the little things. He has a blog at the link in the image below where he posts "occasional essays on creative things, journal making, drawing, etc. intended to challenge, inspire and perplex." There is a Yahoo group based in these ideals that I have joined and lurked in for a few months and have finally decided the time is ripe to jump into with both feet. Today I bought a Moleskine sketchbook, a Niji water brush and a set of Staedtler Pigment Liner sketch pens to go with my Van Gogh watercolor box in my backpack. As the kids play at the park, I can draw, paint, write, whatever I feel to do along with photographing. Posted by Hello