Monday, November 24, 2014


Musette was created by Mary Reed who has a shop on Etsy.

The workmanship and artistry of this doll is amazing.  She inspired this doll-sized portrait.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sailboat Series

Focusing on sailboats this week.  High summer is a good time to appreciate their beauty and record it for the time when they are just a memory.

More work can be seen at

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


I was amazed to see that over 44,000 people commented or shared a picture I had taken in my attic on someone else's blog, but on my own blog it was pretty much ignored.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Proud Papa

This is Tom walking proudly at Lake Harriet.  Not shown were his five teenage offspring.

Monday, March 3, 2014

New Friends

A lovely new art doll by Mary Reed joined the family this weekend.  She is on the far left with the adorable hat and darling necklace.  You can visit Mary's Etsy shop at: 

Mary's creation Meryl made the trip across country from California where she basked in sunny 60 degree temperatures and arrived in Minnesota where there was a brisk -30 windchill, but Mary had made her a sweet jacket to protect her well.  It was quite an adventure rescuing her from the post office back rooms where she languished a bit waiting a signature confirmation, luckily with no ill effects.

Check back to see her accoutrements.  They are unique and quite exquisite! 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Counterpoint

The sun comes careening through the window
Glancing off the Rembrandt print over the fireplace
Grazing the corner of my eye
Shouting its new advantage on the journey to June's lofty peak
While outside the squirrels scrounge for seeds
Hoping to quell the hunger in freezing fecund bodies
Shamelessly shivering in the relentless 30 below wind