Saturday, March 27, 2010


I know Spring officially started last week, but here in the rocky mountains, at the base of Pikes Peak, I am just beginning to see signs of life in my garden. I have decided I want to document my garden from now until Fall so I'll be posting pictures regulary. My garden is another way that I can enjoy texture. I spend most of the winter trying to recreate the textures of nature in my art. Now I get to go outside and play and enjoy the textures up close and personal. Here are some photographs I took this afternoon.

This first one is of my daffodils. I love how they are peaking out of the dead leaves and branches that have blanketed them all winter. Can you see the munchings from the deer? They wreak havoc in my garden all summer long and I guess forgot from last year that they really don't like daffodils. Beginnings of life on the Maple tree. My husband's eyes are already beginning to water.

Fuzzies on the Aspen trees. The juncos and house finches in the garden have already started to go for them instead of the seed in the feeders.

This coming week is supposed to be in the 60's and 70's so maybe I'll have some first blooms on the daffodils to show soon.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


A couple of years ago I started making these bracelets. I was looking for a way to use up the bits and pieces of fibers leftover from other projects. It was just one of those moments when something clicked and I had to run with the idea. Here are the fibers I started with for the Taos bracelet and then a picture of the finished bracelet.

Monday, March 8, 2010

What's happening in my neck of the woods

I finished my second book from the LK Ludwig painted papers journal online class. For the book I used all the paper leftover from my first book to make the pages. Last time I used vibrant colors so this time I decided to stay with more muted tones but the pages still have plenty of texture. It was great fun to make these books and I can't wait to fill them up.

Book measures 4.5" high and 3" wide. It's a cute little book.

Love the texture on these pages.

Handmade banana leaf stamp on this one.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


"All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within, and you will surely find it."---Eileen Caddy My husband gave me this amaryllis for Christmas. He planted it for me in a pot the next day. We have waited and waited for it to do something and FINALLY about two weeks ago it began to show some life. I thought for sure it was dead. But with some patience life emerges.