Sunday, April 30, 2017


Inchies are here!
I loved seeing everyone's interpretation of this project ...
... the results exceeded my expectations! 

And look at this from Christie!
A neat little storage packet and a lovely little book:

Many many thanks to everyone!
They are all so amazingly beautiful and unique!
Also, thank you for getting them in on time 
- I will mail them out today - 
I want to do this again!!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017


An art journal page worth sharing.
We could, all of us, benefit from reflection.

Inchies have all arrived - minus one.
So, Monday looks like the day to post pictures on the blog and mail them out to everyone.


I hope you're having a lovely last 2 days of April

Sunday, April 23, 2017

rhubarb can be weird

My rhubarb is about 10 years old
I guess it blooms if you've had it that long
It's hard to tell just how big this is,
 but the "flower bud" is about the size of a fist.
The stalk is about as thick as the bottom part of a baseball bat.
Below all this pompous show of plant reproduction, 
I have some lovely new spring stalks
... hence the pie ...
The only thing I created today - ha!

Monday, April 17, 2017

arial view

Art journaling is a way for me to tether some high flying thoughts and haul them down to earth where I can understand them better

Like this:

Friday, April 14, 2017



Grape Hyacinth 



Bleeding Heart


Spring is springing 

Monday, April 10, 2017

sun in spring

Today was sun and rain, 
Rain and sun.

And when the sun is out we all look up

My daughter had a bit of trivia for me:
We haven't had a -sunny all day- day since October 

I hadn't noticed

Friday, April 7, 2017


I'll share a little technique with you ...
(It helps if you have a typewriter though)
If you type on tissue paper ....
And then carefully tear around the edges of what you typed ...
And then apply some gel medium to your substrate ...
And then adhere your tissue paper over that (and coat with more gel) ...
You end up with a transparent application of text.

Happy Friday