Monday, March 21, 2011


Yes, this is the same grandmother as the one in an earlier post. This is before the goose lived with her and brightened her life.

Anna's Eggs

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Discovered by cats. . .

There's always choking while in the house alone. . . (thanks Paige)
Postage stamp size.

The Yo Yo

Have you ever taken a close look at those traveling amusement park rides?

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Happy Birthday Estelle!

I just gave Muchacho some teeth:

Felted horse

I made this horse for Tom's cousin for her birthday. She loves horses and from the day we moved to Charlotte has been so generous and kind to our family. It is only a small token of all of our appreciation for all she does.
For those who are curious, I started with a very spare wire armature and tacked a basic shape with simple white wool roving. I then covered it with the colored roving and felted it tighter and tighter, adding bits as I needed to form the shape- much like sculpting with clay. I used beautiful wool yarn to cover the lower legs and form the curlicues on the body. Finally, I strung glass beads on a couple of threads and sewed them into the mane and tail, which was made of unfelted roving. The color, curlicues and beads gave it a magical sort of look, and I dubbed it Diana's wishing horse. I hope it brings her good luck.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Ukrainian Folk Tale

Sometimes a project I am working on makes me very happy. It can be the way the project flows with ease, the nice people I am working with, or a wonderful story. In the case of the current project I am working on, it is great in all of these ways. So, I am putting aside my worries and anxieties for a while and enjoying drawing.
Here are a couple of sketches I am working on:

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

flight anxieties

Travel provided lots of food for thought: