Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Creative time is short
around my house...
that's why, when I get
I like to have at least
3 projects going at once...
last week my workshop
was running at full capacity...
I finally got the bottom half
of a friend's cupboard chalk painted
to match the top half we painted a year ago!
It turned out great
and looks awesome
in her home!
Black is the new oak!
and Chalk Painting
is my new favorite thing!
Choosing colors is the toughest part...
So many colors, so little time...
Cupboard - Black over walnut
Shelf - Blue over Gray
another shelf - White over Red and Blue
(why did I not get a picture of that one? hmmm)
Wait till you see what I do
with this old Red and Blue Cupboard door!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
They started showing up early in March...
and every day we would watch...
some days, from dawn till dusk...
Wherever there was food to eat, you would see them
come down to feed by the thousands...
they love our South Dakota corn fields...
and any open water they can find too...
March is a good time of year to find the
flocks on the prairie,
I hope Spring is finding you!
Easter Blessings Friend!
Friday, September 23, 2016
I love to make it...
I love to create it...
And I love to admire it...
|Daughter Emily's work in gallery in Kansas City|
We love to watch our kids
gain momentum in the ART WORLD
as they create the most
amazing pieces of art
all across the U.S.
|Son Eric's 90"x84" Acrylic & Spray Paint on Canvas|
They continue to learn and explore,
traveling all over installing massive
and colorful works...
|Daughter-in-law's 35'x35' Textile Art hanging in Brooklyn N.Y.|
Using their talents
to make the world
a more beautiful place...
As I visited our local school last week
(during ART IN EDUCATION WEEK)
I was pleased to find a vibrant ART DEPARTMENT
A young and talented Art Teacher
and students intently working on some awesome projects!
As we live in a small rural town,
I was afraid I wouldn't find an art room at all???
See... I believe just as "good sportsmanship"
is important to learn,
so is creativity!
A creative mind can change the world,
or at least create a way to make it brighter!
Have a beautiful weekend,
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
I empty the table off
and he fills it right back up!!
The best tomato crop ever!, he claims...
I blanch them,
turn them into "Sallsa"...
turn them into some
awesome Bloody Mary Juice...
and ,yes, photograph them!
the blanching process
makes them look like
an underwater masterpiece...
Day after day,
bushel after bushel,
our pantry is filling up...
After a long day of processing and preserving,
I put my feet up and
chill out with a cold one...
After standing between the sink and stove
for 7 hours,
my favorite spot calls to me
and it's time to
sit down and relax!
Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
pages filled with lovely pictures...
stories from artists telling how they create...
Story headlines like: "Happy Scrappy Cakes"
"Scraps of Encouragement"
are my kind of stories to read...
Starting this month
the Prairie Preservationist
is carrying two of
the Somerset magazines
in the store...
Pick up a copy soon,
you won't be able to put it down!
I'm sending a special package
to a special textile artist in our family...
Fabric in a fat quarter,
a gourmet soup mix,
a book filled with creativity,
and a little South Dakota rain...
She's gonna love it!
and she'll be "sew" surprised!