Friday, October 31, 2008

and here it is...

Julie & I think they look an awful lot like Christmas elves,
but shhh... don't tell them!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

sewing strawberries

Sorry for the delay in posting this week.
I was up to my ears in red, sequined fabric, trying
with Julie to design & construct the strawberry
costumes that Anna & Ashton had asked for. We pulled it off,
complete with leaf hats & strawberry-shaped candy bags.
The design was simple on the prototype cotton fabric,
but it took several hours to figure out how to sew on
the cheap, gluey, sequined stuff. WD-40 to the rescue!
I told my husband that if I ever start a sewing circle,
I'll call it the "Prayer & Swear," since those are
the two main things I do while I'm sewing.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

pecan tart

I had leftover filling from a pecan pie this week &
poured it into a crust in a miniature springform pan.
It worked & tasted delicious!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

underbed mess

Eric & I decided to ditch our bed frame this week and
put the mattress in a wooden box that we could (or rather,
he could) push up against the wall.
Voila! Instant sitting room!
It was also nice to get all that junk cleared.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008


watercolor, 2004

Friday, October 24, 2008


watercolor, 2004

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

the lamp

watercolor & ink, 2004

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

little bag of wonders

ink & gouache on cardstock, 3"x5"

Saturday, October 18, 2008


White & black ink on cardstock.

Friday, October 17, 2008

see saw airplane

3"x5" mixed media on cardstock

Thursday, October 16, 2008

sumi-e box

Ink & marker on cardstock.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

watchin' tv

ink on cardstock, 3"x5"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

mommy necklace

It doesn't have any clasps and isn't long enough to fit around
my neck, but I think it's a pretty great gift.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


A friend of mine gave me this piggy bank a couple of years ago.
She made it in a pottery class, and I just love it!
It's hefty, heavy, and has great ears. Uh... one of which
my son broke off an hour after I painted this. Sigh.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

sleeping e

watercolor & ink, 2006.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008


Watercolor, 2005.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

plum harvest 2001

We have a plum tree in the back yard which Eric sometimes tends
very carefully to protect it from the birds and the bugs
and also the children who think fresh, unripened fruit is fun to pick
(which is true -- it is!). Some years he wraps the whole tree, other
years not. But as far as I can remember, this is always about how
much fruit we get off of that great big tree. Watercolor, 2001.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

just baked pies

Keith brought home pecans from his grandmother's tree this week,
so I made a meat & veggie pie for dinner & a pecan pie for dessert. Yum!
Unfortunately, my cleanup gnome seems to be on vacation.