When I saw that the theme for Inspire Me Thursday was cupcakes, I was disappointed. I've seen candy-colored cupcakes popping up everywhere lately and much as I'd like to love them, I can't. As someone who used to adore dessert but can no longer eat sugar of any kind, I avoid images of sweet foods,... Continue Reading →
Inspire Me Thursday did just that this week. The theme is "Positivity" and having it in my head as I looked around the last few days has helped me to see lots of positive changes in my life. So I decided to make a page in my journal in honor of the things I have... Continue Reading →
For the first time ever, Inspire Me Thursday's theme (owl) sparked an immediate image. I saw owl eyes made out of sunflowers, and I was off. Made of fabric, ribbon, felt, and thread. I had fun with the machine embroidery.
As a writer, I'm a notebook junkie, and this week's Inspire Me Thursday topic happens to be notebooks. The timing is great. I just finished re-arranging my home office and part of the process was collecting up all the notebooks I've written in over the years. The stack turned out to be a healthy size... Continue Reading →
This week's topic at Inspire Me Thursday is polka dots, which dovetails beautifully with my armadillo theme, because I happen to own a handmade, polka-dotted armadillo. (How many people can say that?) Made for me by Donna Faivre-Roberts, doll maker extraordinaire, as a going away gift when I left Ithaca, this cutie is about 4... Continue Reading →
or Why Armadillos? (part 2) or Inspire Me Thursday - Whimsy Back in 2001 and 2002, I spent the spring in Killeen, Texas as part of a research team studying black-capped vireos and golden-cheeked warblers on Fort Hood. I was working as a programmer for Cornell University's Bioacoustics Research Program, and having gotten severely seasick... Continue Reading →
I'm heartbroken! One of the reasons I wanted to get going with a blog was so I could join in the art fun by submitting thematic pictures of my studio to Studio Friday. When I checked in yesterday, I found that it has been permanently closed. The site shut down back in February, which shows... Continue Reading →