Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Easily distracted

I am trying to make little hedgehogs today but I can't sit still.  So I'm just posting some pics of my dusty distracting shelves.
looking forward to seeing everyone at the SF waldorf school winter fair on sunday!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Raven done!

 I'm done with the Raven sample. I have loved making this fellow, I moved the eyes a bit and sewed on the wings and now I'm ready to make more of this fellows family, and reproduce my pattern for the class. I keep thinking with every project that I'll use up my vast fabric stash, but somehow I always find a reason to buy more stuff.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Iv'e been working for a couple of weeks now to perfect my raven pattern, I'm really looking forward to teaching this class! I'm still trying to finess the steps so that it's straightforward to teach. I think It's coming along pretty well though. The eyes came in the mail today, now to finish the wings


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vintage Botanical painting class at Castle

Next in the series of faux vintage botanical painting, this one will feature the common oak
I'm not a trained botanical illustrator, but I do love to draw and paint plants.
and I love old prints, so in this class we will have fun aging the paper, drawing from the real thing and then 
putting it all together to create your own botanical painting.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mixed media needle felting class

The first of my fall classes at Castle in the air on September 10th.

Friday, January 21, 2011


My world is about to change, My baby is off to college, after all the applications and portfolio reviews and finals and somewhere in there the holidays. Now the fafsa is submitted and she has had her first couple of acceptance letters. It's really happening. I am a rats nest of emotions about it. Come september I will be without a kid at home for the first time in 29 years.
      I'm afraid I haven't taught her everything she needs to know, and this has resulted in my turning into the talking encyclopedia of random stuff I may have missed telling her, and believe me when I say she is SO not listening now.
     I'm excited at the prospect of rediscovering who I am when I'm alone, and worry a little that I might not be at all impressed, and then theres that small but persistant nagging fear that I may disappear in a puff of obsolescence. .......  but I've been parenting long enough now to know it never really ends.
See what I mean, rats nest.