Friday, April 20, 2012


I first met Nell in the early 60's.
She was in her 80's and suffering from dementia.
She was a neighbor.
I was a young wife with 2 small children.
She would wander over to my house in her confusion.
I would bring her back home.
3 years ago I found this photograph of Nell at a garage sale.
She was young and beautiful drinking afternoon tea.
Her father had taken this photo.
I made a collage of the photo.
Now when I think of neighbor Nell I see
the young Nell.
I am glad I went to that garage sale to meet
the young Nell.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Retreat at Bruce Lake

A nice fishing lake just 45 minutes from home.
One of the best spots to fish is out from this
beautiful nicely landscaped retreat.
Good fishing and a good view.
Bruce Lake.
Got my Charity chair painted black and
I will work on the 2 cushions this afternoon.
Have most of my section of Tommy's
quilt blocked in and ready to stitch.
Should be able to finish both of them by Saturday.
That will leave  doing a painting of the chair.
Since the fabric has a macaw on it
I am going to paint this bird perched on
back of the chair.
That is next weeks project.
Well back to work.
The sooner I get them done the sooner
I can do something fun.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quiet in the pines.

 I love the still peacefulness of being in the pine grove.
Like a cathedral outdoors.
The past 3 days have been super windy
finally it has calmed down.
Sort of like life at times.
Off to a doctors appointment today.
Appointments mess up the schedule.
Looking forward to getting back in the studio.
Wednesday morning will be my time to create.
The patterns formed by the tree branches call out
Quilt Me.
Maybe I will.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Memory Lane

My daughter called this morning for a photo for the
This is us at the age of 18 and 19.
 On May 8th we will celebrate our 50th
wedding anniversary. Time has flow by so fast.
I find that it even goes faster now that we are
approaching old age.
I don't feel or think old.
Just my body is older.
This year we will turn 69 and 70.
That means we have maybe 10 to 15 years left.
We  better get busy on our bucket list.
Today I go to the High school and do a clay class.
We are going to make ceremonial rattles and
on May 19th we will fire them in a pit fire
by the pond.
Something that 18 year old above could only dream
of back then. I am so glad I am finally
getting to create art these past 4 years.
It is NEVER too late.
You are never too old to try something new.
Who knows maybe I will get 25 more years to create.