Sunday, February 19, 2017

silver linings

Many cloudy sky paintings from this week:


"Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud 
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?
I did not err;
There does a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night,
And casts a gleam over this tufted grove."

-John Milton, Comus, 1634

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

package

One of the things I love most about selling on Etsy is wrapping.


This is going in the mail to California today.
It's one of my "shield stones," 
of which I need to make more! 

Tattoo art.
Celtic knot.
Nordic shield.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

watercolor sky : a sketch

seven minutes ... make a cup of tea and settle in for some calm and quiet ... with love from me to you





a liitle longer than the timelapse a couple of days ago ... i'm getting quite a collection of little sky paintings with all this effort to make a video (lol)

Friday, February 10, 2017

time lapse

I'm not sure how this will post, so here goes 
This is a time lapse video of a watercolor sketch in process ...





It was 4 takes - so 4 sketches:


This is the final one:



Monday, February 6, 2017

snowy day

The world is made so instantly beautiful all wrapped in snow.
And the walk to work was all quiet except for the crunch crunch under my feet.

Friday, February 3, 2017

winter makings

It was a day off from my hardware store job today.

I had a need to Make Something.
So I did.

Wool on a spindle. 
It is surprisingly simple to handspin wool 
- peaceful, calming, meditative as well -

Soap in a mold.
Cold process soap with an essential oil blend called "Happy." I Made this! And, yes, this is also surprisingly simple to do.

Wood spools in a dish.
This was a gift brought over by a friend today. Someone who knows how I love to repurpose cast off treasures. So "Something to Make Someday" is what this is.

And rain on the window.
A rainy winter day from The Maker of all things good. It started as snow, ended as rain and I still have 2 more days off.