Constance Pelkey Designs

Friday, May 16, 2008

Offensive?? I think not!!

Yesterdays post was NOT my norm. I'm not very political, although I do follow what affects me. This blog is for me, a place where I can talk about me, my loving partner, our home, our beloved pets and of course my main focus is my art work. It seems every time I stray from my regular focus and comment on something political, as I did yesterday, that's the day that someone comes to my blog, for the first time, looking for polymer clay work or jewelry, they see that political (usually about my Lesbianism) post and wham! They are so offended that they find it necessary to shoot me an email telling me what a terrible person I am for throwing my sexuality in their face! They (innocently) are looking for artwork and they happen across my "offensive post!" Sheesh! Get a grip people! Talking about my basic rights as a human being having been denied me is NOT offensive. Talking about what my (yes, female) partner did to help me whilst I was having shoulder surgery is NOT offensive! I read other artistic blogs all the time and they always post about their family life and various things that affect them. Do I find that offensive?? Nope. And if I did, I'd simply mark it as "read" in my reader and go on about my day! We all have things in our lives and beliefs that not everyone is going to agree upon! Just let it be and don't bash someone because they do or believe in something that you don't!

*shaking head*

So, without further political ado.... here's some shots of the flowers and yard I took the other day!

Ah spring!


Here's Dilly underneath the flowering tree in our back yard. It always puts on a glorious show in the spring! It smells nice too! Anyone know what kind of tree it is?


Dilly and the lilac...


Lilac close up.


My tomatoes, jalepeno peppers, basil and chive plants.


A flowering bush out front, I believe it's some kind of holly.


Our house plants live on the front porch all summer, the aloe has seen better days, seems every time it gets to looking good the dog knocks it over and breaks a bunch of leaves! The orangy-red begonia was sent to me by a dear woman I know when I had my shoulder surgery. It's quite lovely!


And our front porch...


Better not look at that last foto, it has a rainbow flag (gay pride) hanging there in your face!

*removing tongue from cheek!*

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!!


~ Life's too short to use cheap beads! ~


Adria said...

It's not a crabapple?

i'm lost completely as to what is offensive...I read the post...

I'm sorry :(

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Yes! I too think it's some kind crab apple... but the fruit is so small I wasn't sure.

Yeah... offensive! Bah!

Thanks Adria!

Anonymous said...

I think the orange flowered bush in front is a flowering quince- they are *very* thorny like holly and are just beautiful!

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Is it a quince!!?? Cool!

Carolyn said...

You are adorable and so is your family. Looking forward to checking out your art work. As a friend of mine says at the close of conversations:

Be peace, people.

Diane J Standiford said...

Strangely, I have yet to get any negative comments when my posts touch on my being gay or having a partner of 28yrs. I am sorry to hear that you did. I wouldn't WANT their money. Lilacs--LOVE them. I will investigate your blog. THX

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Thanks Carolyn!

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Thank you Diane!! I'll check out your blog too!!

Shaney said...

Hey sweetie,

I am sorry you encountered the moronic behaviours of those who are indifferent to gender diversity.

But don't pay too much attention to it. You are fabulous, creative, and a genuinely nice lady. If other's fail too see beyond your lifestyle that is their loss.

I think your Ace!


Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Thanks Shaney!

Shaney said...

I was going to ask you what that beautiful tree is in your back yard, but just noticed you were asking as well...LOL

It sure is pretty!

Be sure to let me know if you find out Connie!

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

Yeah... Adria, my friend from Montreal says it's a crabapple... I thought it was too, but the fruit is so small I wasn't sure.

Julie said...


How dare you talk about your family and the things that affect you?! *eye roll*

And *Double yay* to the marrage ban being overturned - I'm hopeful that this is a sign of things to come!

Connie (The Purple Princess) said...

*smile* Thanks Jules!