This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Birthday and then Christmas!

Blowing out the candles in a tent on a cold and windy day--the tree on Christmas morning, (after being decorated the night before!)--and a new shawl.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Fairy and her Dragons

What to do for party favors? I just can't buy those crappy cheap party favors in the stores, but then what do I put in their party bags? Even if a well made nice little toy cost a dollar, well then, times that by 12 for just one party bag gift?
But now you're talking time--it takes time to make a number of little things--why do I always forget that! In my mind, I can whip up 12 cool little toys in a day dream.
I used some left over Sculpty clay--kind of dry, so I had to soften it with my fingers--my fingers are red and sore today--made, not enough dragons, but I like them and so does the fairy, made by my granddaughter.
I need more clay and more time!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Production Mode

Painting, gluing, punching holes and crunching eyelets--another peek at the 2012 calendars.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Time once again for the Christmas dance recital, gifts for the dance instructors--and a sneak peak at the next year's calendar.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

2011 Total Eclipse of the Moon

My granddaughter set her alarm for 4am--We rode to Windy Cove and sat on a log, all wrapped up in coats and blankets. There were wispy clouds and haze, then the sky was clear--the moon a dark coppery orange with a bright crescent smile. I was amazed that the moon really did completely vanish at the moment of the total eclipse--no sign of it at all! At that moment the clouds or the marine layer moved in so quickly that we knew we wouldn't see the moon's reappearance. Back home for some more sleep.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Planning for a Birthday!

I feel like there's lots to do, but the invitations are about done--I love my granddaughter's drawings!