a brilliant sun painting a sky bright blue.  ice crackling beneath little stomping feet.  observations of trapped bubbles, crossed lines, and lacy ice stir the heart.  wide open space, air to breathe, and mud to frolick through.  and the wild geese flying overhead as if they forgot it was already winter.  xo



finally.  i am finishing up pieces i had started last year.. and it feels absolutely great!  these few beauties are in the SHOP..  drink up the yummy texture.. i've been.  have a beautiful weekend.  and this is my favorite.

“Don't look at your feet to see 

if you are doing it right. Just dance.” 

― Anne Lamott



i dreamed up and started this project, some time last year.. been wanting to share it with you for that long.. so here it is finally.  a simple project - rustic, elegant, and perfectly unique..

grab some stiff wire and  pliers.

form them into little hoops the size of your thumbprint with tiny hoops to attach a chain.

now trace the hoop with a pencil - so you have an idea of the size of your stitching - which will be framed in this hoop.

stitch something pretty.  then cut it out on the pencil line.

whipstitch the embroidered cutout to the wire hoop frame.

glue a fabric backing to the piece.  add some waxed cotton/linen string or a ribbon for wearing.

more of these will be in my SHOP later this week... :D  happy art.ing!



so.  it has happened.  a couple rooms have been moved around in our home, and to compensate for our growing kiddos, i have taken the small room.  this is good for me.  i have been working hard on streamlining what it is i want to focus on this year.  also to purge all the unnecessary and unuseful stuff i haven't touched in over a year... good, yeah?  so here is a glimpse.. and here's to more purposeful artmaking this year! :D

What was any art but a mold in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself — life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. 

~Willa Cather



"You will learn a lot about yourself
if you stretch in the direction of 
goodness, of bigness, of kindness,
of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. 
Be a warrior for love."

happy 2015 !!

ps. go see WILD in theaters.. it's inspiring.. xo



the weather was so delightful..that we were able to take a little walk 'over the river and through the woods' after Christmas..


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