Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cute little animals

It's such a pleasure to see what my students make in the classes I teach, but the icing on the cake is when I get pics a week or so later of the things people have made following the class using their new skills. These totally adorable little creatures are made by Gail of GailysRoom on etsy.
http://www.etsy.com/people/GailysRoom

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blossom fairy pocket class

this is one of the fairy pockets we'll be making in my next class at Castle in the air

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fabulae Faciles

These are the crows that appeared on the paper when I tried to write a story. My mind says write, and my hands go ahead and draw or doodle (is there a difference?) they just can't help themselves, perhaps they are telling me I should write about crows, but I think they're just messing with me.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Still Life with Plate of Cherries


    My daughter left today for a two week trip to France. This time tomorrow she'll be arriving in Paris. she will see the Louvre and the Orsay and so many other places and paintings I'd love to share with her some day. I'm so happy for her and I already miss her.
But I plan to make the most of time to myself.
    The house is very quiet, I want it that way. I went to the store and bought fish and lettuce and san pelegrino for dinner, I have been trying to please my children's taste's for so many years that I may have to rediscover what I like to eat when I'm alone.
I have so many Ideas for things I will accomplish while she's away
partial list just off the top of my head:

Pull up the carpet in my bedroom and lay pergo.
Learn some sign language.
Make some dolls for my winter show.
Design a fabric and have it printed on spoonflower.
Re-write my children's story.
Get new moo cards printed.
learn to draw hands better.

I love to make lists, I feel as though I've accomplished something even though I've only written a list of things to accomplish. Tomorrow I will make a real list, one that includes all the commitments I already have for the time she's away. This time I have a new strategy, and this is so new to me it knocks my socks off to think that I've never tried this before! this time I will attempt to edit the list down to what is actually physically possible in the allotted time.
Now I'm going for a walk. will wonders never cease!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

too much of a good thing

 I was at a meeting at someone's home this evening. My hostess's collections of ceramics and masks and textiles were tastefully displayed, her photos and paintings in frames on the walls. Her home was a cosy orderly nest of art.
       My collections are are forced to live in boxes and untidy piles all over the house, Old encyclopedias under my bed, paint brushes, crochet hooks, knitting needles, pliers and pencils fill jars and vases. Stacks of old books that are missing their covers or water damaged hauled home because of the wonderful engravings they contain. (see the odd gem above). In my defense, I feel the need tons of visual stimulation to get through my day, but If I don't do something about organising it soon I'm going to end up like one of those people you see on tv that have to have the authorities come and dig them out from their hoarding ways.