Saturday, November 21, 2015

Morning light-

(a tiny objects piece in the works and the 1st snowfall)

Snow is still falling as I write and there are over 11 inches on the ground.  It is double what was expected, which has altered plans and cancelled events, but everything is illuminated and it is gorgeous.  Hello winter.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Water, water everywhere...

Being There


part of a work in progress

There are many things I love to paint but water is at the top of the list :)

Don't you love it...

when every day is soup day? 
Minestrone for the 1st part of the week and Winter Squash Bisque going into the weekend.

Warm wishes for a lovely weekend :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dress No. 2

All of my projects over the past week have been like naughty children.  They begged for my attention and then played me. I spent the better part of Saturday getting kicked around by the Brioche Stitch.  I seriously cast on for this sweater four times.  Each time I thought I had the stitch figured out I would cast on 161 stitches and work a dozen rows but it never looked right.  Over and over it just wasn't right.  So I took a deep breath and tucked the pattern away for winter knitting.  Sometimes you just have to step away from the needles.  Then I moved on to Dress No. 2 which I wish I loved more.  I mean, I like it OK I just don't love it.  The fabric is blue and oatmeal tiny houndstooth check and its really  beautiful but it will take days for my eyes to recover from looking at it constantly and close up.  The neck line is lower than I like, the sleeves tuned out pretty well but could be taken in a bit more and it just looks a little too finished (but i put in sleeves!). I think with tights and tall boots Dress No. 2 will get a lot of wear over the next couple of months :)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pre Holiday SALE

Greetings from a day that does not feel at all like November!  Wearing a sleeveless sweater and sandals on this 72 degree day, I just delivered a bunch of work to Gallery 117 for their upcoming Holiday show.  And on the way home I decided to run a pre holiday sale in my Etsy shop.   If you are up for a little pre holiday gift getting or if you've had your eye on a special piece this is the time to save a little dough.  From now thru Friday November 20th all work is marked at 20% off the original price :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A rare evening post....

Talking Blocks 9, 10, 11 & 12
all 4"x4"

The Long Winter
19.25 "x 19.25" 

Everlasting Everything 
13.25" x 13.25"

A rare evening post to say that I am still here, painting, teaching knitting, cooking, celebrating and enjoying all that this beautiful season has to offer.  I am working with a muted color palleted these days and experimented with framing my new work in white and am really loving the look.  These new works (and a few others) are going to The Ann Arbor Art Center's 117 Gallery for their special holiday shop event.  If your anywhere near Ann Arbor consider this an invitation to stop by the opening, say hello and take in lots of great new art in many forms.