Friday, August 23, 2013


Ever since I saw this baby spoon on this blog.....

And this butter knife on this blog.......
I have been smitten!! I have to learn how to do this!!!
But I have to start somewhere....
So I started with a mushroom, that started from a block like what it sits on.
I'm so excited for my next project.  I am addicted!

Monday, August 19, 2013

School days....

There are definite moments in life when you feel your age, this being one of them  Our first grandchild started school on Thursday.  So to mark the occasion, Grandma made some of her favorite things........

A book necklace for secret notes.....

A jumper with a special pocket.....

And a library skirt......

My teacher daughters have now both requested an adult version of the skirt.

Hard to get a picture when she's busy writing.
And mom got these awesome, wonderful cookies!

And we are all left wondering just how we arrived her so quickly!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


The result of not feeling well and soaking in a lot of Frida Kahlo.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Idol worship

I can’t quite describe the feeling.  The word that comes closest is thrilling; and yet it still doesn’t quite do it.  How do I describe the feeling of standing in front of a piece of work from one of my favorite artists?  I first experienced this as a young adult when I saw Van Gogh’s self portrait in Chicago.  I had been in love with him since I was a child!
Well yesterday I was lucky enough to have the experience again when we went to see Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s exhibit at the Nelson.   

I can't describe it; leaning in to see the brush strokes, imagining the emotions she felt while she painted them.
I think maybe just a small issue added to the many others in their marriage might have been a little bit of jealousy....
After seeing their work side by side, in my opinion, she was much better than him.
What an exciting day! 
And on a side note.....
I don't know why it hasn't occurred to me before to make a Frida doll.  My own version will be coming soon!