Saturday, December 17, 2011

Art Doll

I've been attempting to make an art doll with clay. My first attempt was an utter failure.  But painting the concept was fun.  Resemble anyone you know?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What a Treat!

to wake up this morning to a new youtube entry by Lisa Cairns, looking as lovely as a ballerina in a Victorian music box of a house, and speaking on the subjects I want to hear!

Member of the Wedding

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lisa Cairns

I discovered Lisa Cairns of Perth, Australia yesterday, and watched several of her youtube broadcasts.  She has amazing insights.  Surprising for someone so young!  And so welcome!
She can be seen at this link:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Think of all the things we have dragged home dreaming they were "it." 

We knew what we had already was substandard.

We wanted to upgrade.

But we didn't have the knowledge or the money to buy the good.

So we settled for the derivative.

For a little while we were elated.

We tucked the substandard in the basement where no one else might see it.

And we put the derivative front and center, shakily, knowing full well that it wasn't high quality, but just had the "look."

We were afraid to toss out the old.  What if we were wrong?  What if someone else would take our "old" and value it and show us we had made a mistake?  There we'd be cuddled up to the derivative, and its bad bones and make-shift surfaces.

Time to stop.  Just stop.

Stop dragging home the false, dreaming that it's true, just because we want the true sooo bad, but we're too lazy to work to find it, and to work some more until we know enough to be able to afford it, and treasure it for what it is, not for what we dream it can make us be.

Looking up

Happened to look up while approaching the bandshell this morning.  Saw a dawn's early flight.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Went to the Arboretum and found that they still had honeycrisp apples, and this time they were huge!  (and utterly delicious!)

Friday, October 14, 2011

It's Over

The buoys have all been taken in and these are the boats that were towed to the dock for the tardy sailers to retrieve.  No more sailing till spring!
Here's the last sailboat the day before the buoys were brought in.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last Dance

Nearly all boats are off of Lake Harriet for the season, and these two looked like they were having a misty last dance.

Monday, October 10, 2011

In a Wooden Journal Day One

The Journal was made of driftwood by Sandy Muzzy.  It is a lovely work of art in and of itself, which makes it daunting to put pigments on the pages for fear of spoiling it!

Sandy's website: