Saturday, December 31, 2011

wishing you good madness.....

"may your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. i hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful....and don't forget to make some art...write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. and i hope...somewhere in the next surprise yourself."

~neil gaiman

wishing you a year of 
good madness....
new year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

the ancient law of life...

"trees are sanctuaries. whoever knows how to speak to them...whoever knows how to listen to them...can learn the truth. they do not preach learning and precepts...they preach undeterred by particulars...the ancient law of life."

~ herman hesse

Monday, December 26, 2011

angels among us.....

i just wanted to share a picture of the angel i made for my brother and his wife for Christmas. i'm always using found objects and pieces of nature in my art.... and after digging thru my stash i laid out these pieces and began assembling my angel. the rock i chose for the head was the last thing i added. as i was positioning it in different places to see where it best fit i flipped it over and noticed the 'face' you see the face in the rock? how cool is that?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas 2011

I hope everyone has a very
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

another kindred soul

i've always loved wyeths work.
after reading this i'm seeing his paintings thru new eyes.
and recognizing another kindred soul.....
this is his painting called winter corn 
an excerpt from this book reveals wyeths thoughts:

"i can think of nothing more exciting than just sitting in a
cornfield on a windy fall day and listening to the dry rustle.
when i walk through the rows of blowing corn, i am reminded
always of the way a king must have felt walking down a long
line of knights on horseback with banners blowing. i love to
study the many things that grow below the cornstalks, and bring
them back to the studio to study the color. if one could only catch
the true color of nature. the very thought drives me mad."

do you hear the rustling leaves?
i do....

Sunday, December 11, 2011

ho ho ho......

i spent my afternoon making gift tags for my 'gran chillrens' christmas presents little elf

 hailey....well...'nuff said'! of my little artists

 nicholas....plays a mean saxaphone other artist

and another little elf.....preston

(i used kits from crowabout studiob-b and marta van eck designs

Friday, December 9, 2011

voice without a sound....

                                                   "voice without a sound"......
                                         i'm feeling lately

Thursday, December 8, 2011


i've always had a special affinity for birds....
but owls.....
i want to live in their midst.......