Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nesting

Bushtit nest along the trail
When one has super low energy, it's best to "nest" and regather one's strength. And so, that it what I am doing. I'll be back with regular posts soon.  

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dancing with Light


Dancing with Light

A tribute to Jennifer on her 40th birthday. 

Happy Birthday, baby girl! 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Red Poppy

Red Poppy 
Artist Trading Card 

I love how this card turned out. It's an old shorthand book page layered with paper towel that had been used as a sop towel for a watercolor project. Added the poppy from a paper napkin and some beeswax. And loved it!

Happy Friday! 


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What's in my Studio - Recycled Bar Codes and Envelopes

My muse is having difficulties doing big art, so I'm playing around with Artist Trading Cards... specifically for two swaps I'm hosting on atcsforall.com; Recycled Envelope Liners and Recycled Bar Codes. Three of the atcs sitting on my work table have an envelope liner as background, and tea cup is obviously a bar code. 

Love the Trader Joe's Yerba Mate tea, and the packaging is so creative! 

Hope your week is going well!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Creative Energy, and lack thereof

Torn paper sunflower
What does one do when one has no creative energy left?
The last few weeks we've had assorted issues with family illness, and bits of care taking and following up to make sure things are "alright"... because one just does those things for those one loves.
However it has left me tired and having trouble catching back up with myself.
I have all these ideas - things I want to create, and just can't make it happen. There is no energy left for creating, and I feel it's loss.
Another nights sleep; another day of catching back up and perhaps I'll get there.

In other news... Spring has arrived in my garden, evidenced by the lovely yellow dandelions with attending bees....

...and the lovely bleeding hearts, one of my springtime favorites.

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bird Watching in the High Country

Made a quick trip to see my parents, who are getting older and beginning to have a few little health challenges. Not quite as mobile as in the past, however their love of nature, and birds in particular, has not faded. 

We made a trip one afternoon with Mom to her favorite birding spot. This is a view across the lake from at our first stop, as we looked at snow geese and ducks. 

Another view as the sun was poking through the clouds... I was delighted it came out as sparkles!
 We were watching ruff legged hawks soaring around... the first one was at a distance and, of course, directly into the sun. I took a shot anyway, and got a wonderful prism. A reminder that all will be well.  
If you look closely, you can see the hawk as a little black spot at the right of the first cloud on the left under the sun. 

Here he is a bit closer...

The best part of birding in gorgeous scenery.... even if you miss the bird, you still get an amazing photo. :) 




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