Design Wall – Newtown Blocks

I don’t know what to say about these blocks. How can I not be incredibly affected by these? These blocks represent the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT, which occurred in 2012, when my daughter was six months old. She shares a name with one of the young victims. Even so […]

Photo Friday – Selective Color

Way back in March I took a photo that I shared here of snow on my deck. At the time I thought, “Gee, I wish that I could leave the color in the patio umbrella” because it’s a bright blue that would have looked great against the snow. Now, I know how to do that:

A Creative Play Day

I have just had the best day!  I spent the day doing a test run of my Creative Play Workshop so I spent my day painting, sketching, doing collage and writing. I had a wonderful time and I hope that means that workshop participants will have a blast too!

Design Wall – San Bernadino blocks

You can tell by the dates that I am getting close to finishing the blocks for my soon-to-be-renamed “No More Names” quilt. The Newtown blocks aren’t finished yet and that’s not just because they are so difficult to work on; I also ran out of blue fabric. I was able to pick up some more […]

Photo Challenge – White-on-White

This week’s Photo Challenge was actually a “Do Over” week. Since I’ve been doing a lousy job of getting my homework done lately, I had plenty of challenges to choose from.  I was struck by the light coming through the shade in my laundry room so I decided to do the “White-on-White” challenge with a […]

Authentic Self – An Update

Fifteen months ago on my 40th birthday, I wrote that my gift to myself was going to be to finally live my authentic life.  Though I wasn’t bold enough to call it that then, that day was really an announcement of the journey that I was going to take to figure out what my authentic […]

Design Wall – Elemental Symbols

I mentioned last month that a friend of mine has started a creative community called BirdZeed. Each month she sends out a word to use as inspiration for a piece of art work. This month’s word was “Symbol.”  I chose to focus on the symbols for the 4 Elements (Fire, Air, Earth, Water) because that […]