Needlework

Old Time Quality – Singer Model 66 Treadle Machine Gets New Life

Old Time Quality – Singer Model 66 Treadle Machine Gets New Life

I recently came into possession of a 1929 Singer Model 66 Treadle Machine. It had belonged to my next door neighbor, Mrs. Dillinger, when I was young and, unknown to me, my aunt had bought it. My cousin kindly asked me if I wanted the machine when it was time to find it a new […]

August 8, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
The Call to Create

The Call to Create

I have a beaded rock. Now that’s not something everyone has and I’m pleased to own one. It’s a small rock, about the size of a wild bird egg but thicker in the middle. In its old life, it was a smooth river washed pebble of unknown color. Now, it’s tightly covered with a new […]

May 17, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Knitting in the Heat of October

Knitting in the Heat of October

In case you’re wondering if I’m knitting right now – of course I am! I’m just not talking about it much. Here’s the sleeve bottom of a cropped cardigan with three quarter length sleeves started almost a year ago. The yarn is ModaDEA 100% washable wool in a rich plum.It may cool off enough here […]

October 22, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More

Painting

Regency Fashion Plates and Old Paper – Digitally!

Regency Fashion Plates and Old Paper – Digitally!

I’ve been making art digitally lately and have (finally) settled into what I like to think of as a “style.” Making art digitally is art like any other – the same principles of design, color and composition apply. But, so does the learning curve for the materials! Not so long ago, my response to using […]

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Splashy Sunface Semi-Tutorial- How a Hot Mess Becomes a Painting

Splashy Sunface Semi-Tutorial- How a Hot Mess Becomes a Painting

This happy little fellow almost leaped off my painting table and I thought you might like to see a little of the “behind the scenes” parts of a painting. I have a mild fixation on sun and moon faces and themes and tend to doodle them frequently. So, I wondered how one might turn out […]

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Watercolor Tomato and How Cropping Can Do Wonderous Things

Watercolor Tomato and How Cropping Can Do Wonderous Things

This 5 x 7 watercolor is a prime example of what judicious cropping can do to salvage a less than successful painting. As Painted Here’s the painting as planned and painted at 8 x 10. It’s overworked in several places and the lines got away from me during the painting stage. Some of that could […]

March 9, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More

Home and Garden

What the Heck is This? The Answer and the Winner of the Digital Altered Art Cards

What the Heck is This? The Answer and the Winner of the Digital Altered Art Cards

It’s a pineapple!   Last week I posted that I was feeling both generous and sneaky but it looks like I’m not going to end up doing very well at either (sigh.) The observant and brave Lorraine was the only one to venture an answer and she was spot on. So, she’s going to get […]

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What is This? Guess and Get a Free Original Art Digital Collection

What is This? Guess and Get a Free Original Art Digital Collection

I’m feeling generous and a little sneaky today so here’s the game: Guess what this plant is growing in my yard and get a gift of a limited edition digital collection: French Country Style Honey Bee tags. These tags are from my personal collection, are only available here and won’t be sold. So, the only […]

August 31, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Flowers and Food – A Day in May

Flowers and Food – A Day in May

Here’s what caught my eye this morning in the yard and garden (the yard-en, perhaps?) These geraniums are from a day or two ago but they’re so enthusiastic, I had to include them. The plant is several years old and is in a worn-out galvanized metal bucket that I drilled a few holes in to […]

May 17, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More