Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This pair of earrings along with two others is on its' way to Fancy in Seattle for their December Earring show. They each have two sets of coordinated buttons. The earrings spin so you lots of different looks from one pair. I am really happy with this design.
I haven't been feeling so hot lately, battling allergies or some such annoyance. While my motivation to sit at my work bench has been low, I have really been enjoying embroidering fabric for my buttons! If you couldn't already tell I love color and playing with color combinations. Embroidery is something I have always enjoyed, both the process and end product. However I hadn't done any embroidery projects in a while. I am so glad I have started again because the outcome is really exciting and motivating for me! Luckily for me my Granny had tons of embroidery floss that she passed on to my mom. Mom has warned me not to buy any because there is plenty at her house. It is hard to resist buying more though, so I know how Granny felt!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Some of those buttons were my Granny's, as well as some of the embroidery floss, which I severely need to organize.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
After attending middle school together for three years I invited Gretchen over to my house to make purses. We bonded over art, and still share that common bond to this day.
I am so proud of my friend Gretchen for what she is achieving in her career. Not only is she a wonderful artist, working in printmaking and paper making, but she also involved in teaching art to her community and the world.
I am lucky to own quite a few pieces of Gretchen's artwork. I apologize for the poor quality of photos, they really aren't doing these pieces justice. Please visit Gretchen's website to see her new work.
Happy Birthday G!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The park is situated on Lake Worth and has trails all along the lake.
This time of year the blooming and growing things are smaller and less showy than in the spring. You really have to stop and slow down to appreciate these tiny beauties.
The broken glass was in the CCC ruin that we had our picnic at. Though trash is never cool, I found the shards to be beautiful.
This hill of stairs is the steepest one that we encountered. It is a little deceptive from the bottom and steeper than it looks!
At the top of the hill even Lucy was tired!
Frank wondered what this sign meant. I knew it was supposed to be a yucca plant, and commented that there must be a field of yuccas ahead.
And, there they were....