Thursday, April 29, 2010

After the Rain

We are having the most tumultuous weather right now.  It rains, it's sunny, it hails, it rains sideways, it's sunny.... rinse and repeat, as it were.  In between squalls I went out to investigate the plants.  Thankfully, all were unhurt.
Left, is a lovely lupine whorl.  And then the apple blossoms.  My clothesline even looked pretty!

I did a photoshoot yesterday featuring some of the tissue scarves that I've made.  Here is one that I call, "River's Bend."  That cotton voile really has my heart!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Making Time

This is just a quickie to keep some momentum on my Blog. 

A little spring cold has come for a visit at our house.  First Bronwyn and now Brian and me.  Luckily I have garlic and vitamin C.  That usually puts up the "No Trespassers" sign for unwelcome microbes.  But I've had to slow down a bit to take care of myself and my beloved family.  This slowing down business provides the opportunity to look at what's going on around me. Walking in my yard I see that the apple blossoms are emerging; they're so beautiful!  And the garden is mostly planted now. It's still to chilly for the tropical plants such as tomatoes, squash, and basil, but it feels great to have my cool crops in.

 I'm still working on my orders for Stonehenge Studios, and I'm almost at the end now.  Bronwyn and I are hoping to drive to Portland for the weekend to participate in the Mother's Day Gala that Stonehenge will be hosting.  It should be lots of fun if we're feeling better! 

Here is a Tomboy wallet that I made with a fun, bold graphic print.  I love the analogy of comic strips that immediately spring to mind when I look at it!  It is available in my Etsy and Artfire shops.

And the master of slowing down and taking in the luxury of the day is our new kitty, Chance.  I went in to make Bronwyn's bed the other day and found him sunning his tummy on her blankets.  He's such a dear!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Ultimate Mama

Yesterday was Earth Day, and I spent much of it in reflection.  Bronwyn is sick right now, and so I was in "Mama Mode" and it felt somehow that the circle was being completed. 

When I was in my early twenties, I found a greeting card with this image on it.  I have kept it prominently displayed ever since.  It's pretty tattered now, so I re-wrote it to share with you.  Accompanied by this little video, I felt it a fitting tribute to the Mother of us all.  May we be ever loved, and ever love her.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Sounds of Silence

If you've been checking my blog lately, you may have heard a tumbleweed or two pass by, and maybe even a cricket chirping.  It's been a little quiet, but sometimes that's a good thing.  Life goes through times of being too busy for any "extras" and that has been true for me for a couple of weeks.  But I feel things coming back to center again, which is lovely. 

I'm so excited to tell you that one of my friends, who is an artist in Portland Oregon, opened a small gift studio (Stonehenge Studios) and she asked me to contribute my line to her offerings.  I've been sewing like mad (happy mad) so that I can send her a nice big assortment of goodies Among these will be tissue scarves, made from the most lucious cotton voile.  Anna Maria Horner designed this jewel pallete of fun prints that I thought were perfect for spring and summer.
And I've also made an assortment of fun zippered pouches: a real jellybean collection!  In the end, I hope to be able to send a little bit of everything, bt I still have a ways to go before I get there.
Right now the weather is fine, the gardening is good, and there's lots to do.  I'm breathing it in and just enjoying it.