Thursday, December 22, 2011


Blue Doggie is no more.
Too much LOVE.

In Work

so you know I am not just sitting around
eating Fudge and drinking Hot Buttered Rum.
That does sound good though.....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Early Present

Tessie got an early present. It is a blue squeeky dog that looks like a balloon animal.
It is her new favorite toy.
We call it Balloon Doggie.
No it is not snowing.
I was just messing around with "Picnik" on Picassa.

Happy Holidays

Journal Madness

It is grey and messy here and has been for over a week. Everything very dull. It is a good time to stay in and work on something colorful. I have been trying to finish some journals I had started and had spread out all over the place. What a mess. I should have shown you a picture of the work table before I cleaned it up. I don't know how anyone can work like that. No matter how much room I have, I always end up working in a two foot square area. Anyway, I got them mostly finished. The yellow one still needs it's button attached.

Meanwhile, I also put the finishing touches on the sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2011. If you would like to see the pictures, they are on Flicker. There is a link on the right hand side of this page.

Junk Mail Snowflakes

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Fine 120

Once upon a time, I went to Europe with my daughter Bonnie. We had a wonderful time, but when it was time to come home, we spent several hours waiting around in the airport in Paris. It was there that I ran out of cigarettes and bought a carton of the French ones I had been smoking.  Back at home, when they were all gone, I couldn't bring myself to throw out the carton. It wasn't all that special or anything, it just represented a fun time. It wound up behind the seat in my little pick-up until I traded in my car for another one. Then the box went into a pile of papers in the studio. I almost threw it away a million times. I mean, I am NOT a hoarder! I don't even smoke anymore. But I finally found a use for it. It is my new Duct Tape Notebook, complete with Zebra duct tape.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Lights

When I woke up this morning, I thought I would show you a photo of my
 I made her a good while ago, but I haven't shown her to you and I have Mermaids on the brain.
 One of the bathrooms in my new house has a
and I think it should house a Mermaid.
Not the one I made, as it is cloth and polymer clay and doesn't need to get wet
 (an odd situation for a mermaid)!
 But, I will have to show this doll another time.
 I cannot find one single photo of her (or of two other dolls).
I know I took some,
but I have either lost my mind (likely) or they never made it onto this computer.
So here are some
Christmas Lights
I know.
A Mermaid
would be more interesting.
 Another time perhaps.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


I read this post here, Diana Trout making duct tape journals and I just went nuts. Maybe I have a serious mental disorder? I had these boxes I have been saving (please don't mention hoarding) to make books and this was the perfect way to do it. So easy. I made them until I ran out of boxes. Yesterday, my husband and I were at the grocery store and I found myself picking out products to buy because of the packaging. My husband said I was probably one of those people who selects wine  because of a cool label. Well yes, I confess. I actually do that. Don't tell anybody OK......

Water Under the Bridge--with stitching

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Monday, December 5, 2011


I hate when you fill an area with Seed Stitch and then decide you don't like it!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

What's In A Name

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

I am curious. How do you title your work? Does the title come first, or the piece? The old chicken and egg sort of thing. Maybe it is different every time? The titles for my pieces just pop into my head--most of the time. Once in a while, I literally dream it up. And I would say that the titles are mostly after the fact. I rarely have to think about it very long. It is like the title is already there--waiting.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Water Under the Bridge

Water Under the Bridge

This still needs to be quilted, but I wanted to see what it looked like.
Sometimes the best way for me to see is to take a photo!