Friday, November 17, 2006

A Golden Life

I finally had a chance to work on some art. This month has been a roller coaster and I have not felt creative at all. My dad seems to be better and hopefully his heart rate will stay above 40 so we don't have another scare during the holiday season. My sister was a real trooper once again, dropping everything to go down and make sure he is ok. I am not sure how long he'll be able to live on his own. 81 isn't a great age to be when you are trying to be independent.

This piece of art is just a study in monochromatic gold. It was a lot of fun putting together, although I really wish I could wiggle my nose and clear off my studio desk more than 7". Creating would be oh so nice if I could do that. Maybe I'll work on clearing a foot a day. Next up is the finishing of my Stampaway class for 2007. It is 95% done and I'll post a sample another day. My second offering will have to get finished after Thanksgiving. It is time to clean the house for family coming next week. More on that later.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


I created this puzzle piece and was overwhelmed by nostalgia.......I inherited a box of handmade gift tags (cut with pinking shears, hole punched and attached with curling ribbon) from my grandmother quite some time ago. All of our packages growing up used these tags and many of them had the type of graphic design that the tree epoxy stickers I used had. My childhood and the early '60s came rushing back and I could see more than just those trees. I find it interesting that one image can open the well for many more to come flashing back. Does anyone else have that happen???????

My 2007 schedule will be light due to probably relocation, but I am pleased to say that I will be teaching at Artiscape (May 4-7). I've wanted to participate in Lisa Ohmer's retreat for years but it normally has been during Sammi's competiting season. This year it is not. Check out European Papers for more info. I am sure it will be a great weekend!!!!