Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Lave nder Doll

Spirit Dolls

The first two Spirit Dolls were fast in the conception but slow in the creation. Illness had me unable to get to the art table not nearly often enough. I've improved and have been able to play/work for several days in a row. And.....tadum! Actually finished one and two and got some nearly acceptable photos.
These dolls are made from a driftwood frame with polymer clay faces, and dressed with thread, ribbon, yarn, fabric, feathers, beads, and polymer  clay pebbles, All my dolls have rhythm and are not shy about showing you their moves!! the original idea came from a guide by Joanna Powell Colbert, which she generously shared. Google her. You may want to create your own!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I'm okay

A place for everything, everything in its place. It was always my goal to be neat.to be organized. I read articles, bought books, made lists, arranged drawers and lined things up on shelves. Bought containers, baskets, boxes. Color coded threads, yarns, polymer clay, paint and beads. Tried to line things up. Tried to learn the basics of geometrics. Before long though, spaces became filled with projects in various stages. More than one project. Gardens with measured beds were allowed to wander, wild flowers crept in among the chosen and were okay there. Things went at least somewhat back to nature. And I relaxed.
My style is free form and loose, serendipitous and meandering, my color choices are what feels right. I like natural before man-made. It is not or me to live in a magazine page home. Where would I put the seashells? the twig people, the rocks and dried moss?
Why did it take so long for me to realize who I am? and to recognize that she is okay!

It is wild, it is okay.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Woven sunflower

Thought this little cardboard octogon looked like a possible loom, so used perle floss for warp and embroidery floss for weft. Think I will stitch it onto a tee shirt. That was fun!
Bead and wire hose

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Digital painting made from previous watercolor/colored pencil painting, made using a reference photo taken below the Grouse Creek Cabin. This stump is a favorite subject. I've done it in cross stitch and pastels, pen and ink and? Can't remember all. Makes me homesick for North Idaho. this time of year many things do.Fresh spring green, melting snow, river rising, burbling, birds returning.