Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mark Making with Nature eBook Update

Mark Making with Nature eBook package NOW includes Getting Started with Natural Dyes.  Yes you can now own ALL four of my eBooks for one low price of $30.00!!!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cat Creations

Thomas, the cat, got hold of one of my dried pomegrantes and apparently some wool fleece.  I found THIS creation at the bottom of the staircase busted open, gaping at me with all sorts of possibilities.  It's these sorts of happy accidents that make, my artistic life interesting.

Dinner 012912

Thinly sliced hot roast beef on a bun with some Maull's BBQ Sauce and fresh homemade cole slaw.

Roast Beef for Sandwiches

Tomato Hutch 012812

The shelves are a tomato red color, the back a tomato vine green, and the sides a tomato blossom yellowish color, so with that in mind I'm calling this my tomato hutch!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I had a serious craving for Pineapple Upside Down cake tonight, I handed John the recipe and he was off making it and with great joy!  He used the recipe at the Betty Crocker site and it was yummy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP - Riding Out the Storm

WIP - Riding out the Storm - digital prints on silk organza fabric and stabilizer, machine stitched.  I'm working on finishing a pile of WIP's while contemplating my newest body of work.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Black Eyed Peas with Greens Soup

We had this last night, and tonight, served with pumpernickle bread.  Yummy and very satisfying during this cold snap.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Artist Date

It snowed, it's cold and slippery out, and we are down to one vehicle which John has at the moment so this weeks artist date was spent finding a cool container, in the house, to put my crayons in, and time spent coloring because... well I can!  Mindless fun at  it's finest.

Studio Redux 012012

the top portion needs to be finished, the edge of the top shelf needs to be painted black, and then we are ready to put the shelves back into the unit.



Frosted Window.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

WIP - grumble grumble

WIP - starting somewhere, anywhere, am determined that I WILL produce completed works this year!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's the Precious Things in Life

John and Thomas hanging out watching tv.  My uncle Gary, my dad's youngest sister's husband, passed away tonight at the young age of 56, the same age my mom was when she passed away in 2005.  He's one year younger than John, deaths of loved ones sure make you take a second look at what is the most precious in life, all else is just fluff or unnecessary stress.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge - Prairie Burn

Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge

From the road!  I finally remembered to take a photo from the road today, I'm not getting out as much as I used to since I no longer have a vehicle.  This was taken at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge, they were doing a prairie burn today, near Prairie City, Iowa.

Prairie Burn

Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge Prairie Burn

Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge

There's smoke off to the right, the DNR was doing a burn today.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Pen Organizer

In August John asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I told him a desk organizer for my pens, copic markers, gel pens, etc.  Well being married to a woodworker is a lot like being married to a cobbler, family always comes last, customers come first!  Any bets on how soon I'll get my christmas present???

My plan is to clear coat the inside with some polyurethane and paint the outside, I just haven't decided on which colors yet.

If you are interested in purchasing an organizer please send me and email and I'll shoot you an PayPal invoice, please allow three weeks for delivery.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Studio Update 010512

Emptied and ready for the shelves to be removed so that I can paint the bead board back a very lovely shade of fern green.  John has some repair work to do to the shelves, I'm hoping  to be able to load it up come Monday or Tuesday.  Until then...

I have a ton of stuff on both my work table and my drafting/drawing tables!  Working on some storage solutions, for all of the ink I seem to own, for the hutch.

Angels New Bed

polar fleece, poly fill, 24x30 inches

Angel's New Bed

Polar fleece filled with polyfil. 24x34 inches and designed to make a sheltie oh so happy!