calendar by e

Twenty-seventeen is nearly upon us. That means a blank book; an empty calendar. Being a detail oriented organizer, this means I must have a new calendar before the New Year arrives. This afternoon it is complete so— I'm sharing it with you and wishing you abundant Grace and Peace this month and in the coming…

painting a diary

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary" _Pablo Picasso In August of 2013 my life took a left turn down a new path. From Autumn of 2012, though the Holidays, and into the early summer of 2013, I invested myself completely in a "job" which I believed was given to me by The Lord. I…

bookmarks

This has been an Art day here... been making bookmarks.  I know, I know—iPhone and iPad not books. Books are [ugh] old fashioned. Never mind...I'll share my project with you anyway. First print out the five scans of my original watercolor paintings. Next, choose five beautiful craft papers to stiffen them. Carefully cut out the…

write for yourself

…“it is better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”_Cyril Connolly Yesterday at lunch time we opened our home to entertain strangers. Again! As so often happens, both of our guests are educators and so have lots in common with D, and so they have lots to talk…

March marches on…

The first week of March came...and went. No new posts on the blog.  I've been busy. I missed y'all though. Instead of writing posts I spent a lot of time in the studio working on memories, ideas and new art pieces. The weather has been very cooperative...several days of soft, gentle rain. There's nothing I love…

meet Lou

Frieda Louise 22" OOAK Cloth Doll This fire-cracker is Frieda Louise. Her friends call her "Lou". You, of course can call her anything you like. Standing about 22 inches tall, she has wired hands and arms allowing you to pose her as you please. Her body is soft faux kidskin, firmly stuffed with 100% new…

meet Ami –

Ami 22" OOAK Cloth Doll Ami is a good little girl, but her fashion idols are Kat Von D and Abby Sciuto from NCSI...so...her wardrobe makes a chic—goth—retro—punk statement. That makes her fashion sense every mother's nightmare. Tats on neck and lower back and a belly-button ring add to her panache. Ami stands 22 inches tall. Her…

timeless notions

Awhile back I shared that we were scanning all of our 35mm slides—bringing them up to digital date. Many of our photos go back to the early years of our marriage, starting in the late seventies. What I may not have mentioned are the hundreds of slides my Dad took during the mid-forties when he was…