Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Oslo - The Fishermen

While in Oslo I took a couple of pictures of a mural on a building.  Now that I am home, I find that it was a mural designed by Picasso and was executed in concrete by Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar.  If I would have known before going, I would have found the other 4 murals.  Now I have a reason to return! (Like I need a reason...)

Inspiration hit, and now I have a new fish stamp in the style of Picasso:

Monday, August 14, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017


I do so love to travel - the people, the food, the sights, being away from distractions, no cell phone...  The list could go on and on.  Now I am home, with no travel plans for the rest of the year.  It is a good time to organize photos, work on new design ideas and finish some started projects.

I have not worked in my garden this summer.  Today, I must do something with the indigo plants.  The weeds can continue to feed the bees - there is a beautiful clump of golden rod blooming.  There are tomatoes begging to be picked and very soon the apple trees will need attention.

For now, goodbye Sweden and Norway... I will miss you.

Monday, August 7, 2017

It caught my eye / Uppsala

Crazy Women #3 - January cover girl...

A friend of mine, Florence B, gave me a fabric calendar many years ago to use in my art work.  For this little lady, I used "January" and highlighted my birthday!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Holy Trinity Church / Uppsala Sweden

We were able to slip in to this church for a few pictures.  It appeared that a group of teens were arriving for some type of rehearsal as they were chatting and one was playing Queen's, We are the Champions, on the organ.  Teens are teens no matter where you are!

Uppsala Sweden Cathedral Treasury Museum

We spent an hour viewing a fabulous collection at the cathedral in Uppsala. Some of the textiles dated to the 13th century.