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Where the Blackbird Sang

Where the Blackbird Sang

Easter was a quiet day for David and me.The kids and grandkids were flung far and wideso it was just the two of us.  No need for the bigdinner, simple was the order of this day. I spent the afternoon listening to the birds,so many birds singing while I pulled nettlesand comfrey from the garden […]

Nine Books A Making

Nine Books A Making

Nine sets of covers, pages, pages andmore pages strewn across the studio,drying everywhere. Backgrounds, scrapbook papers meldedtogether, watercolor, inks, stamp, 8 hoursin the studio. 8 hours of pure bliss. Some journals to give to some specialwomen I will see soon.  Places to recordmemories, epiphanies, disappointmentsand triumphs, laughter and tears. Sewing to begin, pockets to make,more […]

I Wish Every Day Was Monday

I Wish Every Day Was Monday

Monday is always a banner mail day in our house,usually because we don’t pick it up at the post officefor a few days, but today, WAHOO… Three packages arrived just for me.A couple of blog giveaway wins andmail from my pal Lyle.  Let me show you… Now you will all probablyrecognize the “Good Witch”from Marilyn and […]

Whenever Possible Choose Adventure

Whenever Possible Choose Adventure

Whenever possible choose adventure.That’s on a stamp I bought for myselfto remind me to get out there. Glimmer mist, stencils, pretty papersto play with on this warm Friday. Just a tease… Berklee Beantown Jazz Festivaltomorrow.  Bands, food, festival,fun. Pockets please… Paella and pals on Sunday, a special group. And best of all… Kim  and her hubby […]

Funkadelic Journal Play

Funkadelic Journal Play

Since I cleaned up my studio, I realizethat it is definitely time to use it upand do some serious making withwhat’s on hand. I love the combination offunky and pretty, recycledand reused and some new isokay too. A new journal, a funkadelic,coloraholic journal has emergedfrom the combination describedabove. Had to play with the pics, too […]

Trying To PLay Catch-Up

Trying To PLay Catch-Up

Many things to accomplish in the next few weeks,  projects that have been hanging around undone. Isn’t that always the way.  The rain, which we desperately  needed again, will help push me to the studio table to get cracking. A few sneak peaks… Die-cut flowers made from packaging… And mags… And some mail needs returning… […]

Jack In The Box

Jack In The Box

I finished this piece todaya bit of silly whimsy andlots of color. It reminded me of aJack in a Box, whichI used to hate as a kidalways scared me(must be the fear ofclowns thing) becausethe toy I had containeda figure with a Punch andJudy kind of face. But, I felt like the piecewas leaping into […]

Looking Up

Looking Up

Hawks are screeching, owls are lookingfor who cooks for you and birds are flittingeverywhere.  Getting ready for Fall has begun.All our feathered friends are molting and smallwhite and brown feathers are everywhere. A lone coyote played cat and mouse withDavid and Philo and was undeterred withthe barking antics of that New England blackdog as they […]

Repurposeful

Repurposeful

Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain…. A good thing to be sure, we needed thedrowning, but… Dreary, dreary, dreary… So, I took the time to gather up all sorts ofcontainers I have been saving and got to workmaking them work for me. When the canine grand dogs leave thisweekend, the studio is getting an […]