A Unique Primitive Art with a whisper to the past~

These truly ARE the voices in my head.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Cozy and Creative

Winter has certainly made its way
to our area.
This past week has brought
a big snow,
bitter cold,
warmer temps
flooding rains
with no place to go,
with all of the snow.

We know for certain that 
the Winter still
has a way to go,
so we stay cozy and create our world around us...
bringing bits of Spring 
in any way we can.

If you pop on over to my Etsy Shop
(click on the piggy picture)
I will take 15% off of your
pattern order
until the 28th!

I am spending my time
with my version of
Paper Whites!

EHAG and Early Work Mercantile are fast approaching
Bewitching Peddlers 
has me
sooo inspired
my creating for September.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Simmering Soup and Sipping Tea


January is always exciting for me.
The Holidays wind down...
we rest up
and I pull out my notes
 from the year and start 
jotting down things
making a basic plan.

A wink and a nod to an earlier time.

Early Work Mercantile
and EHAG
give me the ability
to create monthly offerings.

The Maker
and Artist
in me
knows that this 
keeps creativity rolling...

People have not been a comfortable subject for me...
I am more at home with bird and animal faces.

Bewitching Peddlers
gives me the 
to create on
the level
that I have yearned for.

Whimsy is a good area to start the step...
but I wanted a little more realism.

In it all...
an outline
keeps everything
running well...

I am pleased with this group of ladies,
I have this thing about black hearts...

gives me the time
to create a workflow
a chance to 
see all of my notes and ideas
laid out.

Inspired by Mourning Art

I always 
make a challenge 
for myself...
I push myself 
to look at areas that my work 
needs to grow
as well as where I want it to go.

January brings 
bitter winds and snow,
I look forward
to cozy days
with a pot of soup simmering
and sipping
peppermint tea...
and as you can see,
I was 
to start creating
and challenging 

Friday, January 4, 2019


A peek in my basket that hangs on my wall...
It shows a project for Early Work Mercantile this month
and a bit of a hint.

As the New Year rings in,
instead of making a resolution,
I will pick a word 
to guide me through the year.
This year,
I picked "comfort".

My trip to the Adirondacks this Fall
was a wonderful get away with dear friends...
and inspires my work.

At home, 
we will continue
to surround ourselves with that 
which brings comfort.
Hygge (hue-guh)

From simpler meals that continue
our goals of 
cleaner and healthier
( I have lost 30 pounds so far,
just being more mindful)

The view of Main Street, from our hotel room in Lake Placid.
Love the view of Mirror Lake. This village holds so many memories for me. My year of art school was an amazing dream come true.

to enjoying 
gatherings with friends and family.

Somehow, birds are my thing.
In college, I had to pick out a filler course for graduation. I didn't have much to choose from in that time spot and Avian Biology fit. It wasn't anything that I was drawn to. Who would have thought, it would be so important in my work all these years after. 

Even in my work...
I am harkening back
to what brings me comfort and joy~

As an Artist,
I know that while comfort
can be nice to settle into...
I need to push that comfort level to grow.
will certainly be taken out
of its zone!

Oh those Sleepy mice! It is fun to see that they still inspire other artists! They are so fun felted

A new year
and a new trip 
around the sun 
is exciting.
I know it will fill itself as years do;
 a balance of good and bad,
happy and sad.
I will be settling into a coziness,
surrounded by what is important
and making it all