Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring activities

The robins are very busy hunting for worms.

Henri is very angry at the robins!

" Stop barking, Henri! This is what I do!"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Worm Moon!

Here is what The Old Farmers' Almanac has to say:

"• Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter."

Worm Moon

I forgot to look out at the Worm Moon last night, but saw it the night before from Julie's window when it was almost full. It was beautiful, looking in on us, as we were looking at Brent's 200 photographs from Wales, which are also beautiful. It looks like a magical place.

Monday, March 29, 2010

some creative spirits!

A day at The Center for "The Creative Spirits" and the project of the day was "inchies". Uncertain what I want to do with mine, I enjoyed creating and am thinking they may show up in my pieces for the "References" exhibit coming up!

Always a happy day at The Center, Nancy, Gai and Deb share some thoughts.

Marge and Harriet busy at work right from the start of the morning!

Joyce and Mary Ann talk over their plans.

A full house!

A good group! A good time! Carolyn, Gale, Mary and Joyce.

Gai, Deb, Marge, Harriet, Cindy and Carolyn all working hard. The day going fast.

Tables of treasures!

Carolyn created some wonderful backgrounds when peeling cardboard.

Marge's stash!

Deb has chosen exciting bright colors!

A beautiful piece, done by Gai. Lovely relaxing colors.

Nancy did a lovely botanical theme on her mirror. I love the continuing plant in the right hand corner.

Some finished mirrors, to give us inspiration, that were done by Marge and Gai.

Here Mary arranges her inchies on a box that she is covering. A great idea!

Planning completed, she makes the final placement.

And here is Gale's mirror in the planning stage.

And finished! The bigger tiles, beautiful little works of art in themselves. And the inchies were woven paper. Beautiful! A good day!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


This morning I worked on finishing up these artist trading cards to trade with the others who attended Marge's workshop a while back. The background is painted paper that we distressed with saran wrap. The photograph I used for my transfer is one I took of a bunny in my neighbor's yard last summer. I added some greenery and berries from a napkin, and accented one of the berries with a red bead. Then i found this little "menu" in a magazine listing potato and leek tarts with thyme, mint and clover honey, glazed baby carrots, garlic and chive roasted green beans and lemon mousse cake. A perfect menu for this hungry bunny!

The title of my series is "Lunch with Peter".

Friday, March 26, 2010


This morning was our session of "Understanding Poetry" at St. Xavier's. Talked about the poetry of John Donne (1572-1631). The theme of this class is "aging". Very, very interesting. A poet you should know. We reviewed "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and "Death, Be Not Proud". I am truly interested enough to know more about him. Yes, a poet you should know.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Looking for buds!

A walk around the house yesterday afternoon, to see what I could see.

The Shubert Plum.

Here's the chives! "Heritage" Chives...from Rob's Grandmother's plant. Now where's the scrambled eggs!

Rhubarb peeking up. Looks like someone's been nibbling!


Cleveland Pear, trying it's best.

And, of course, the Buttercup! It wouldn't miss being first! Why don't the bunnies like them?

Bless you...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

collage and quilting today!

Almost done, here is Elena's beautiful interprepation of "Sedona". See that frog!

Judy's tribute to "Sacagawea" is lovely.

Beatrice's interesting and colorful images are in the planning stage.

Judy concentrating, while Beatrice and Denise share a chuckle.

Denise is creating a piece for each of her sons.

Sandy, Peggy and Teri discuss an idea.

Sandy's complementary colors compliment this beautiful focal point.

Bernie is working on an exciting piece about Paris.

Judy and Bernie discuss the next move.

MaryAnn and Sandy.

Peggy's theme is "Time".

Marge is working on a sentimental piece honoring her Grandmother's house.

The afternoon came and it was on to Quilting. The daffodills greeted us as we entered the other log cabin.

Denise, working on a striking piece in bright colors and black in Amish style.

And Esther is making a beautiful table runner of autumn leaves.