Monday, December 22, 2008

New watercolors....

A few weeks ago I did a multitude of little (about 2x3 inch) watercolors of birds and flowers. Here is a sampling...

































The originals are available for purchase, in my Etsy shop and I am thinking of using the images for note cards or other projects.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Full Moon and windy weather...

Arts & Crafts Fair

Last week, at the Library, we had an Arts & Crafts Fair. This is only the second year we've done this so it is a small affair for now. Here is my friend's jewelry along with my art work.

Calligraphy...

Small note books made from old gift cards along with snowflakes made with packing material and a punch...

Felt checkbook covers and coin purses...

Quilted pot holders, coasters and wall hangings.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Waiting for the morning bus...

For the last 13 years I was walking to work...now I take the bus, so I'm spending a lot of time waiting...for the bus. This is the corner of Main and Chicago.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Waiting for the bus...

A dark picture, but I like the soft blue of the sky in contrast to the branches of the tree. This is one of the early Fall nights, after the change from Day Light Savings Time. It's that strangeness of it getting dark so early, when just a couple of days ago it was light.

Friday, November 21, 2008

More of Fall...


More fall photography. I color enhanced this one on Photo Shop, which is the closest I can to painting at work (don't tell anyone).

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Crochted Purses...


I spent a good part of the Spring and Summer making these crocheted and felted purses. It was
fun and at the same a learning experience since I made each one up from out of thin air, so to speak, using no pattern (except for the smallest one, which was a pattern from Lion Brand).



The part I liked the best was making the felt appliques. All that sewing, stitch by stitch; it becomes very soothing and meditative.



Each one is also lined in a printed cotton fabric, that I didn't include with this post. You can take a look in my shop.




Thanks for taking a look!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall colors

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Waiting for the bus home the other night, I got caught up in watching the leaves and branches of this tree moving in the wind. It was very calming, even mesmerizing.


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And then, last night while waiting, I caught the clouds moving slowly overhead. I like it when the clouds are low and it feels like you can almost touch the sky.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Up in the sky!

It's a bird, it's a plane, no...it's...more classic tv.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Classic unique television

Mr. Brown walking down the front walk...I made this picture on a web site where you can instert your own photo into one of theirs ( but I can't find the link at the moment).

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Evanston lakeshore...


From Clark Street down to about Greenwood.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Crossing the street....

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This little guy was crossing Judson, at Main St., the other day. Nice contrast of the bright yellow and dark gray of the asphalt. He actually did make it across safely. I always wonder what bugs think when they are crossing a stretch of sidewalk or a street; do they feel like they are in some wasteland, being out of their normal green environment?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Apron from the Vintage Apron Swap

My apron partner sent me this very pretty apron along with a tea cup pin cushion and little flower bowl. I love the colors and the sweet little birds.

A close up of the tea cup and bowl...


the pocket...


and one of the little birds!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I saw a fox on the way to work this morning...

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He was so beautiful and very casual about being photographed.

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Here he is playing with an old tennis ball.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cloud

Intense blue of another sort...