Thursday, October 21, 2010


I joined the FB ranks last weekend. Maybe I'm old, cranky or both, but I don't really get it!   I think I'm just not a techno-rat.  It seems like a bunch of confusion more than anything.  Can I be excused now to go climb a tree and sit with my favorite book? 

The aforementioned Crawfordsville show was really swell, and my work looked better than I could have thought, given the lighting was bright.  Here I be, with one of my favorites, "Animal House".
Thank you Barb!  

I dressed so classy for my own art exhibit: I AMAZE myself sometimes...I'm sure I'll make the cover of Vogue one of these days.

Now I am busy insulating the crawl space of my little abode.   Anyone looking for an exciting afternoon of claustrophobia, spiders and scratching?  It just can't get more fun!  I'll be wearing my black witch shoes and striped stockings so when the house falls on me, you'll know who to look for.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Art Show - Crawfordsville, In

After months of doing my usual nothing, I finally finished my latest Fish Portrait! 

My lil' buddy Rainbow Trout is now debuting in an art show at the public library in Crawfordsville, In.,  from August 30-September 28, 2010.   Stop by and take a peak and see the other 2 artists on display.   Thanks to Diane Hammill for her hard work in getting it set up,  my sister Jill for her willingness to sit and type stuff while I sewed one afternoon, and the love & support of all my friends and family! 

More from the peanut gallery later.... Namaste

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Joseph's Coat

Summer is bringing out all the beautiful flowers in my yard and sending the bees, birds and butterflies into a feeding frenzy, and lavender sends out it's relaxing fragrance as I cut flowers each day.  Joseph's Coat is of one of my latest editions to my rose collection.  The picture doesn't come close to bringing out all the colors of this stunning beauty! It's a blaze of pinks, orange, yellow, and somewhere in between, depending on which flower you look at.  It's entangling itself with a medium purple clematis in my front garden and looks gorgeous.  I never thought I'd fall for roses this much, but they are enchanting, despite the thorns and a little extra care.  Like anything worth loving, you learn to appreciate even the difficult parts!


My main machine was in the shop for several weeks, for a much needed tune-up, so I got acquainted with my little turquoise 1960's Good Housekeeper machine.  It did really well for all I put it through each night, and despite a few tension & thread hang-ups, I'm pleased with it's performance.   The top is coming along, and I added glow-in-the-dark thread to several parts.  Neato!  My childish side is always thrilled with little bits of surprise here & there!

Take time to touch the Earth today!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Newest piece

This a fairly large piece -5' x 6', based on a sketch I did a few years ago, and then it turned into a large drawing. I am putting the background together now, after a few weeks spent making patchwork for the letters. I hope to have it done by September, for a show I'm scheduled to have of my work. I've got to push myself hard this summer, and finish two other pieces also! If only my day-job didn't get in the way!

Oh happy day! The Sun is shining more, daffodils are starting to bloom, and the birds are singing again!

Question of the day: If you had to leave Earth forever to live on another planet, what memories about our home-sphere would you want to remember?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Run screaming into the void!

That is my plan if I don't see the sun and green grass very soon!

Lots of sewing has been getting me through long nights but I'm getting restless to be outside and touch the earth again!

I've finally getting my website up & running this year. Thanks Ted!!!

There's still a bunch to do on it, but the first page is partially up.
Here's the link:

I have a show coming up later this year, so I'm pushing to finish several large quilts. I really miss all the time I had off with my last job!

I bought a back-up sewing machine last week- a "Good Housekeeper"- from the 60's?/70's. It sews beautifully, I can quilt on it, and it's turquoise!

Well time to make the doughnuts........ Vegan of course!