Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5 minutes of art

This past week has been a catch up week after being gone for 3 weeks.  No time for art.  No time for me.  Cranky me...

Luckily this morning, I found a few minutes to run up to my studio before being picked up for an out of town meeting.  That's what we do - find those precious me minutes between must does...  I printed a first layer of star fish on some fabric.  Not really art... not yet...  but I had to start somewhere!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Stitched Leaves

I was cleaning out some old files and came across the pictures of some leaves I embroidered a few years ago.  My leaves were picked up in the early fall as the colors were changing.  The leaves that seemed to work the best for me was pear leaves - nice color and sturdy.  I must put a reminder on my september/october calendar to save some time to stitch this fall!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Home again

The past three weeks have been a fabulous adventure traveling with my son.  Now it is back to reality and time to catch up.  My garden is a lovely weed bed, the house is needing a woman's cleaning touch, friends and family want to hear about my travels, and the calendar is much too full.

I will take it one day at a time and maintain my European lifestyle as best I can in the Midwest states.  Today is a somewhat back to normal day with work.  Evening should give me time in my studio to start planning  and working on the zillions of ideas that found their way into my soul in Italy.  I love to travel, but am also happy to be home.

Friday, May 12, 2017


With eyes wide open, I started seeing fleur- de-lis all over the city.  With a little research I found that they are the official symbol of florence...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Stamp designing

I signed up for an online  stamp designing class with Julie Balzer.  My spring became crazy and I quickly found myself behind...  Fortunately vacation gives one time to play.  While my son watches his baseball games, I work on classes each evening.  Here's one page of play:

Imagine what I can get done on my flight home!  Or maybe I will sleep for 8 hours...