Leaf Music

Leaf Music

The sky rained leaves on Monday.Between the warm air and the wind,the oaks could no longer hold tightto their leaves like they usually do,sometimes all winter. The air rustled continuously as the dry leaves moved, swirled and dropped to the surface of the pond. Floating for a while before sinking to join their companions at […]

Stones

Stones

I spent alot of time outside on this glorious day and all I could think about was stones, rocks, boulders, glacial erratics. I am attracted to stones in a way I cannot explain.  I always pick up a rounded stone or two on my walks with the dogs. All my gardens are lined with stone.  […]

Truly Lovely Gifts

Truly Lovely Gifts

We were so happy to receive this portrait of our Blossom.  Done by the lovely Benedetta, folk artist extraordinaire, we now feel like Blossom has come home again. Benedetta seems to capture the sweetness in Blossom and you should see some of her other animal portraits, her cats are marvelous and her bunnies too. I […]

Window Reveal

Window Reveal

The window is revealed.What fun this was.  I usedsome lovely papers from Bella Bellato collage the tags.Overstamped with a floral stamp fromHero Arts and hung acrylic teardropsfrom 7 Gypsies. Jay has used zapfino for his typeface on the store name and stationary so I used it to name some of the floral oils and collaged […]

Scent (of a Woman & Man)

Scent (of a Woman & Man)

My son Jay has opened a shop on Newbury Street in Boston. His shop Essence makes scents for the body using only floral oils and no nasty alcohol, they also have organic body products and many things that are local, handmade and can be scented to suit. It is a fragrance bar – sorry no […]

Dyptich Complete

Dyptich Complete

 I worked to finish the dyptich this weekend tokeep myself busy and not think about Blossomand it ended up being the best thing I could havedone. I added more paint, oil crayon and collagemaps and papers for the background andit was done. I then played around with just smushingpaint onto printed 12×12 papers just tokeeps […]

Edges

Edges

It is the edges of things that areoften most interesting and wheresecrets lie if we are willing to uncoverthem.   As I was walking in the fields thismorning with Philo, thinking aboutBlossom and how many years sheromped these grasses, there wasalways something to pounce on,just out of reach in the edges – the red fox […]

Blossom

Blossom

Blossom 1995-2009 Our beloved Blossom left us last night after a long and happy life. She and I were witness to a probably oncein a lifetime event and I will always rememberher on that night. We were walking in my neighbor’s pasturearound dusk in early November and wesaw a flock of blackbirds that coveredthe sky […]

Dyptich-Fabric on Fabric Collage

Dyptich-Fabric on Fabric Collage

Experimenting with fabric on fabric collage and paint. I sewed muslin to muslin scrunched, wrinkled and many stitches later then I painted it. Then I cut it in half, which seemed to make sense, turned it upside down, which made even more sense, then more layers of paint washes and this is the sneak peak […]