Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Days

Just a few moments that are nice to look back on.
 I love the way oil paint moves and blends into itself, and how my Willow looks so lovely decorated with her new summer ribbons. One of Mutties Quilts has my favorite paint color-phthalo blue and I got some roses that were a color I had never seen. All in all things are looking up.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tiles in Parts

So this is basically how I add mehndi designs to tiles and (lots of) other surfaces. Here I used henna piped from a cone on to a reclaimed tile. Henna is one of my favorite materials, I love the way it flows out of the cone. It takes a bit of practice to get a consistent application, but totally worth the effort. Have a lovely day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Captured Moments

A Friday ritual. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savor, and remember.
If you are inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Beautiful flowers popping up everywhere. It is so green and lovely here in Oregon. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
(This segment is inspired by

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Quack Quack It's A Ballon

So my cat Sasha walked around the house with a collection of four balloons for over a week. She has been hilarious. Somehow wrapping herself in the strings or just pulling the long tails in her mouth, herding the group from room to room. 
This activity has been punctuated by her quacking like a duck now, instead of meowing. I don't know where this has come from, but one day she woke up and decided to talk like a duck. Even as I type this I can hear Quack Quack Quack coming from the other room.....who is she even talking to?! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Round Here....Lately

Here are just a few photos from around here lately. There has been lots of fresh fruit, green leaves, homemade jam, and evening walks. I discovered how easy it is to make fresh pasta a few months ago, and each meal reminds me of living in Italy.
So cheers to long days,  homemade delights, and my backyard exploding with blackberry's. Have a great day All.