Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Around the corner....


A new year awaits!  I like the idea of a new year but don't buy into the whole new you idea.  In most cases there was nothing wrong with you to begin with!  Also never understood why you'd wait to change something until January 1st?  

Hope you're doing well, resting up & ready to keep shining in 2022.  I like how that date looks on the page.   I also remember thinking 2020 had a pretty, round look to it (numerically) & that year was a mess so no predictions from me!  Either way we'll keep hanging in there.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Pink Christmas


Where ever you call home... I hope it's filled with joy!  Wishing you & yours a Merry Christmas.  And if Christmas is not your thing I wish you a couple days of calm. 

I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas!  It wouldn't be the strangest thing that happened this year.

****Stay safe, jolly and warm ****

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Winter Solstice


Today is the shortest day of the year & marks the official start of winter.  I plan on holing up with warm cups of peppermint tea & a good book.  Makes perfect sense to tuck in early tonight to catch some extra z's.  

For those of use who miss the light...  from here on out (precisely June 21st) our friend the sun will shine just a little longer each day.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Mid December


Are you feeling merry & bright?  By mid December I start feeling like geez...  is all this holiday hype almost over?  Everyone's different!  Some good news... my infinite for twinkle light remains strong throughout the season!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Cut paper animals


My kind of winter gathering!

(paint, cut paper, & nature bits from my yard)

Monday, December 13, 2021

Meow, purrr, crash!


                                                 Happy holiday antics!

                                    (festive felines from my sketchbook)

Monday, December 6, 2021




 Being an artists you end up making so many different things for others but, very often don't take the time to make something special for yourself.  This year I decided to make a tree skirt for under our tree.  I wanted something bold, but with limited color & lots of animals all around.  I immediately thought of otomi textiles. Minus the rainbow palette... Don't get me wrong– I love a rainbow but, not right for what I had in mind this time.

To save some frustration ( Have you ever tried to sew a circle?)  I purchased a plain cream tree skirt from West Elm to use as the base.  I found some nice black felt. (It takes some looking but you can find beautiful felt that doesn't feel completely synthetic.) I started cutting out animals that came to mind... reindeer, a fox, a hare, some birds & why not butterflies?

 I tacked everything down with glue & each night would stitch on 4 to 5 different silhouettes. As you can imagine– it took some time but, I'm happy with the end result! (Sophie likes it too:)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


 December begins with some winter bits placed on paper. 

(And a couple of pom– poms... I love pom– poms!)



Also, a handmade painted advent calendar for my son.  He has a severe nut allergy so we add a "safe treat" inside.  Peppermint patties are his favorite seasonal sweet!  Hope you have some special traditions in place for marching through this month.