Monday, December 31, 2012


I'm an eternal optimist, so I'm expecting great things for 2013.  What are your expectations, thoughts, prayers for the coming yearPost them here.  I have too many to list, but here's a poem I wrote about one of my concerns.

The rich get richer and the poor are poorer.
For extinct middle class there’s no restorer.
Do our founding fathers look down in horror?

What has happened to our mighty nation?
Decisions show no rationalization.
Repeated untruths cause mass vexation.

Darkness lurks as I observe dilution,
the ripping apart of our constitution.
Let’s bond together and demand a solution. 
                                    Laura Crumm 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Message

Angel wings, soft heavenly light
and Holy voices filled the sky.
A special babe was born that night. 

Shepherds fearful of the sight
were soothed by angel’s voice on high
and angel wings, soft heavenly light.

Divine messengers taking flight
told of a newborn baby’s cry.
A special babe was born that night.

“A Savior, our King, was born tonight.
In a lowly manger you’ll see him lie
‘neath angel wings, soft heavenly light”.

The shepherds left the grazing site;
time to worship drawing nigh.
A special babe was born that night.

They knelt in solemn reverent rite,
remembering the quiet sigh
of angel wings, soft heavenly light.
A special babe was born that night.
                             Laura Crumm 2012

Merry Christmas to all!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Card

As I was running thoughts through my head about this year's Christmas card I ran across one that I made several years ago.  The photo is one of my favorites.  It's a polaroid emulsion transfer that was a popular process in the 1990's and early 2000's. 

It's made by printing a slide onto a certain type of polaroid film which I'm told is no longer available.  After printing the slide onto the film with a printer made for that purpose, the emulsion side of the photo is soaked in water, then transfered to a paper or other suitable surface.  I have used tile, and even metal as well as paper.  I love the squiggly lines around the finished product that are made by the edges of the emulsion.

 This picture was made by sandwiching two slides together in the printer.  One was a photo of birds on a bush in the snow.  The other one was a photo of a full moon and clouds.