Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Ostara - first day of Spring!

Welcoming in the new season
with sunny skies
green leaves
and lots of azaleas
Hope your day is filled with joy
I have been very busy this winter ("season" it's called here)
with activities and work
but
just a few more weeks
and the "birds" will be gone
and things will be back to normal(what's that?)
I have been sketching quite a bit and will share some photos
and thoughts very soon.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Channeling Van Gogh


We received some beautiful and very unusual sunflowers at the Book Depot this past week and I asked if I could bring a few home.  I cut the stems fairly short and mounted the blossoms onto this flat vase - don't you just love the colors - I wish I could capture how incredible they are but I'm trying
Lots of activities right now and keeping busy - hope you have a creative day!

Friday, January 10, 2014

this moment - this week - inspirations


this past week I have been so inspired by jude hill's blog http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/ - she was talking about colors and how they lean into each other - her musings lean into my current knitting project - another Margaret Dashwood shawl from the Summer 2012 issue of Jane Austen Knits. For this current one, I am knitting with Aslantrends Santa Fe yarn in a color named Grape Jam but honestly it is so much more - the colors are grape, olive, navy, tan, and mixes of these and more as the colors merge and divide and as jude writes, "lean" into each other. I have tried to show how incredible this looks in the photos but to see them in the natural sunlight through the window, they just take your breath away.  Here's a link to my first Margaret Dashwood shawl on Ravelry - I just love how you can tie this shawl around your shoulders and chest, and then do things without having to worry about the shawl coming loose.  It's a fabulous pattern with easy lace.
thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Vintage cats


I guess we aren't the only generation who enjoys cute cats.
Hope these brighten your day!