Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Inside and Out

AS I promised Eliana here is picture of my chair (one of them anyway!) you can see my dropcloth curtain hanging behind- quite handsome I think. My main challenge for decorating is trying to accomodate the furniture passed down from Rick's great grandmother and beyond- very dark wood, but a beautiful sideboard and old record player that is really a wonderful piece of furniture (I'll show pics someday!) and other stuff. But so that the room doesn't look all dark and heavy I use some brights and neutral colors. SO then we go outside in the snow!!! I think rather rare for here- so amazingly beautiful and serene. Puts me right in the Holiday Spirit! I lovc our barn. Hopefully next summer it will get the care it needs.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Finished Pine Cone Cards

Not as exciting as beavers, nevertheless, here are the finished pinecone cards from a previous post. I printed them with Daniel Smith watercolors. They're sparkly! I like how they turned out, what do you think?

Monday, November 20, 2006

Walking by the creek today

I was out walking by our creek today and saw 2 beavers! I got to watch them for quite a bit before they ducked under the water and swam off. I have a pic of the other one too, but it's slightly obscured by trees. Then here are more of these lovely berries.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Oaks and Flowers

AS you can tell I don't know how to line up my pictures... oh well. Here are some curtains that I hand printed. I think they are so cute, but is it just because everyone thinks their own child is adorable? What do you think- how is my future for home decorating? Well I want to make some little pencil cases with this print too. Look at the neat white berries, they grow along the creek, I just love them. Anyway some Oaks too, just so you know it's still fall!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

New work and the moon

These are some new prints I'm working on- a combination of paper stencils and blockprints, and sewing.... not done yet, but in process. I took a picture of the moon because it was the "true" halloween on November 7, which just means it was the true cross quarter day, when there is a gap between the worlds and spirits are supposed to be closest. (Samhain, is the celtic cross quarter holiday, usually celebrated on Nov. 1st., but obviously changes slightly). Well no bonfire for this night, but maybe next year. I just celebrated silently by taking in the night and sending out hellos to those I love who have died. See our festival on Beltaine in the May 2006- archives- which was the spring cross quarter holiday! It was so beautiful that night, the mists were coming up from the creek and the barn owl was back for the first time and made a pass over the house. I saw a bat too, so it all felt very mystical.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Emilio, flooded creek and some cards

the pinecone is part of my ongoing experimental cards. not done yet- but in the works.... this is Emilio- our youngest llama- very funny looks our creek is flooding its banks! not too serious yet, but it's amazing how fast it has risen.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

apples anyone?

so seriously, we still have sooo many apples and I feel so bad when they go to waste, our freezer is stuffed with applesause and my mom has taken 10 gallon buckets full. If anyone lives near me and is reading this- come get some apples!!

Friday, November 03, 2006