GATHERING STRENGTH

GATHERING STRENGTH

It has been 10 years since I had a really good visit with my dear friend, my painting easel. AND, it has been 10 years since my first child was born. It’s no coincidence that my easel has been in the dusty corner of my shed for these past 10 years. In this time...
MEREDITH WOOLNOUGH~ A REVIEW

MEREDITH WOOLNOUGH~ A REVIEW

Every once in a while we come across something so inspiring, that we have to pause and take a moment to take it in.  This happened to me when I found the art of Meredith Woolnough. It is difficult to successfully mimic mother nature’s beautiful organic motifs,...
LIKE A CAVEMAN

LIKE A CAVEMAN

Well sorta like a caveman…only a little more sophisticated. My most recent love has been painting stones.  Lots of stones. They are everywhere, these sweet little stones… I seem to be finding since I began my love affair with adorning these natural...
HOW TO WET FELT A PIECE OF FABRIC

HOW TO WET FELT A PIECE OF FABRIC

For valentines day we decided to make felt heart garlands. First we needed to make a piece of felt. This is one of the finished pieces we made. It is about 1/2″ thick. To begin, you will need a selection of wool “roving”. It is basically fluffy,...

NEEDLE FELTING MAGIC

I wanted to make a keepsake gift for our coming baby and decided to design this blanket.  I bought a soft merino wool blanket and needle felted the design onto it. Needle felting is a process where wool roving (or batting) or wool yarn is attached to a wool surface,...

JOSS PAPER!!!

This beautiful Joss paper, or Spirit Money, which is usually made of bamboo or rice, is burned by the Chinese as an offering to ensure that the spirit of the dead has abundance in the afterlife.   I hope they won’t mind if I use their Joss paper for a few...

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