A Unique Folk Art with a whisper to the past~

They truly ARE the voices in my head.







Friday, June 19, 2015

Weekends


I've worked very few jobs in my life that had weekends off.

Even rarer, was the just one job option.
If I had a Monday through Friday gig,
 I had a part time job that kept me busy during the weekend. 
Then the kids came along...
and the caregiving....


Now that I am doing Nonnie duties,
I at least have the sense of a Monday through Friday routine.
On Friday afternoon, my mind whirls with the possibilities of all that I can create during the weekend.

It's never as much as I'd like.

Summer is here and weekends are booking up with family events.
I can tell you that I am having a blast.


My finished pieces may be fewer...
It seems like it takes forever to finish pieces in 3 weeks that I would have done in 3 days...

But I my note book is just as busy...
I am very happy taking the time to focus  more on the piece and making it all that I know it can be.
Not feeling rushed like before.

Those scattered ideas sketched on anything I have handy are just as dependable...

they keep coming.

Just like the weekends. 


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Nag, Nag, Nag

I draw most every day.

 Sometimes, I just take long enough to put what is nagging in my head onto paper. 
Other times, I will fill pages. 
Within a day or two, I sift thru them with an editing eye and over time I will have a nice pile. 
When the time is right, they will say hello to the world in one form or another.

Last year, I was taken with our large group of starlings...and well, I came across some sketches a few days ago.
 Some things nag at you to put them on paper, and then when they feel it is time to step out, they keep at you until you cave in...
She still has a few more hours until she is completed, but I am glad that the nag won.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Where Did I leave Off?


My eye blinks and a week has flown by, it seems.
 I can't believe how fast it goes. 
June already?
The vegetable gardens are in and all but a few cosmos remain yet to go in in their homes.  


We had a few things done on the house and continue to transform it, bit by bit to reflect what is home to us.....



Much of my work happens during nap time, and so I try to judge just what I can accomplish.

Today, a few pen squiggles and this.....
Sometimes tiny stitches...
sometimes paint...
hoping to get more clay into the mix.

It's always changing and I like that.

I have loved more than anything; watching a wee babe grow. 
He just turned 8 months old!

I don't know how time has escaped me...
I do know that there is still much to share.

and so I will try little snippets, more frequently....