Thursday, May 26, 2011


This has long been one of my favorite Springtime quotes. The image of God breathing warmth, flowers and Spring back into the world of winter is beautiful to me. ( Especially since today is cold and raining! ) Those flowers are out there somewhere! Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Faith, Hope, Love

I have been wanting to do one of these "multi-layered pieces" for awhile now. I am mostly a straight line kind of girl but every now and then I have to break out of the shell! I hope you like it???

Friday, May 13, 2011

Psalm 118 and the Tulips

I painted these tulips yesterday afternoon and I was so happy about how they turned out and then my Blogger site has been down at least 24 hours. I wanted to post and could not. These little tulips are going to be triple duty as a blog, greeting card and calendar page I think. Love multi purpose artwork. Have a great, happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flower Class

Yesterday I took a paper flower making class from Anemone Paper Flowers. Their work is so gorgeous. We made a rose that is pictured above and a dahlia. The dahlia is still in progress. (-: It has lots of petals. Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Letters of Joy Slinky Book

These are pictures of my first class at Letters of Joy. But I only finished it today. It uses a 4 needle method of binding and anyone who knows me would know that I am just hopeless with a thread and needle. I kept knotting my thread, putting it in the wrong holes, had to take it out again, and on and on. It was an exercise in patience, FOR SURE, to finish this book. There are over 50 pages, a lot of sewing!! And the pages were all colored using a "sink art method." And it is really tiny, measuring only 2 inches by 2 inches.

But it is so cute. It is called a slinky book because you can actually go from front to back like a slinky. The loose fitting sewing structure allows for movement. I can't wait to write in it!

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Day

I love this little poem and I actually gave away flower baskets when I was a young girl. So fun. Happy May Day!!

Letters of Joy 2011

This weekend I was so fortunate to attend the 29th Annual "Letters of Joy" in Edmonds, Washington. I have not been able to go for the last 3 or 4 years. This small, but mighty, calligraphy conference is wonderful. They bring in renowned speakers and offer a whole day of classes with a catered lunch and vendors! Calligraphy shopping, yipee!!

The speaker this year was Pat Blair, chief calligrapher from the White house. She gave such a wonderful presentation with slides of examples of Calligraphy invitations dated clear back to Abraham Lincoln! I got to take three classes and reconnected with an old friend that I had not seen in over 20 years. Fabulous.

Here is a picture of my last book class. This is called an Australian Flat Piano Hinge Book and the best part about it is that you can take each page apart and write in it and then put it back in. It uses popsicle sticks for the hinge. Very ingenious design. Showing a picture here.