Monday, September 27, 2010

Black and white

I think that Blogger has gone insane! At least I was able to post a photo, but it keeps moving all over the page. Sadly I don't have the patience to deal with it, so I'll make this short. I've been scanning old negatives and slides and ran across quite a few, actually, hundreds, from the 1980's. This is one of them photographed at Point Lobos, and started playing with it in PSE8. What a learning curve fixing/tweaking photos on the computer rather than in the dark room.

Anyway, I ran across dozens of cabinet photos and will be posting them on etsy soon. But before I do if anyone has any interest in them let me know. I'll scan them later today.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Interesting, I guess. I can't post photos to my blog. Does anyone know if Blogger is having problems? Looks like they're making changes again and so far they don't work . . . .

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Trifle for my birthday

Isn't this Trifle gorgeous! My jewel of a neighbor went out her way to get it for me. The local Jensen's recently closed and the next one isn't handy to get to. I had a tooth extracted on Thursday so I'm a bit under the weather and this decadent dessert will surely hit the spot! I understand from my daughter that a Kindle is in route, I'm looking forward to that. Today is the last day to leave a comment for the give-away. I'll have Stacy pull a name out of a hat tomorrow.

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. Jean Paul Richter

Monday, September 13, 2010

More Purple

For a friend. 4x6 inch piece using the fusible web that I posted on 6/27. I've got to paint more fusible web. The organic textures that are serendipitous are grand.

There are five more days to leave a comment for the Give-away.

Quote:    The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.
~Carl Sandburg

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Purple Passion

Memories of 9/11 have been on my mind today. Purple is said to symbolize royalty, nobility, spirituality, ceremony,  transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, and mourning all of which seem to fit today.

Components: black acrylic felt with painted fusible web ironed on. Two digital images printed on fabric, stuffed and sewn on. One digital image strip, on the left, sewn on. One Raku button attached to the top stuffed piece. Gold paint. Machine stitching. Clean cut edges. Fabric piece adhered to painted mat board.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Greetings and Labor Day

Greetings from La Quinta.  The rocky Santa Rosa Mountains  greet me every day. I don't have a view of them quite like this being that houses and trees have nearly obliterated what could be an awesome panorama, but I know that they're there. When we dive out of the development this is the vista we see.

I created and sent out this post card to four names I was provided with at

In case you need a history lesson about Labor Day
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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Project 12 from Digital Expressions.

The "real" project is on my photo blog but I couldn't resist playing with a few of the things I learned from this jam-packed lesson. There's only two layers in this image as opposed to four on the final one.

The bottom layer is a photo from Balboa Park in San Diego. The other photo is one of me that  Roger took on our first trip to Las Vegas in 2008. I'm feeling a bit nostalgic;  he took me to see Cher for my birthday last year and this year he's in a nursing home. I'm still standing . . . .

Talk about a talented artist, this is amazing.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Give-Away and Crazy Quilt

We're not a sentimental family or one who hands down heirlooms, but when I found mom sitting on this quilt this morning I nearly lost it! It's been folded and stored in a dresser drawer for the last four years until this morning when mom discovered it and put it on her bed. The quilt was made by mom's grandmother and passed on to mom by my grandmother. And of course it goes to me followed by Stacy.

I only remember about 3 places where the fabric has frayed and now there about a dozen. The quilt is very fragile and I have no idea how to restore it, though, I have a feeling that handing it down stops with Stacy and me. So, perhaps I should figure out a way to hang it in Stacy's bedroom. She loves it! And maybe it's time to enjoy it before it falls apart.            


What I'm thinking is that anyone who leaves me a comment about what I might do with this gorgeous quilt or which section is your favorite will be in the running for the give-away to celebrate my birthday. The deadline is Sept. 18th. I do have a favorite area on the quilt and happily it's still intact.


This was timely for today. It's about the Alzheimer's Memory Quilt show. I asked mom why she had put the quilt on her bed and she told me that it's always been on her bed. It's never been used on a bed. Mom did have it draped over a round table for a few years and that could be when some of the damage occurred. Though, as old as this quilt is I  imagine that just time has taken a toll on it. I love the decayed and frayed areas, but if those areas can be stopped from further aging that would be ideal. Anyway, go to the link and hit "listen." I defy you not be moved! More puzzle pieces of mom's brain have disappeared and now she has no memory of where this beautiful quilt came from.