Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth DAY

The wings are etched copper - the body is a breath stripe tin filled with resin.
The dragonflies won't be visiting my yard until summer so this will have to do until then.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Week

Nature -nickel etched, patinae , color pencil

I actually scheduled myself studio time this afternoon - Last week is a blur - Easter, The Circus, first grade school trip to the Zoo - I love spending time with my grandchildren. I will drop everything if I am needed to help out. I will even miss yoga class if need be - and I do stress need.

The weather is showing promise of warm days and cool nights. The ground is sooo wet but the flowers are thriving. I need to dig in the dirt, plant flowers, pull weeds - after all it is Earth Week When did Earth Day change to Earth Week? I don't have a problem with it - I think everyday should be Earth Day. We need to maintain our homes so why do so many neglect to maintain the Earth?

Monday, April 6, 2009

I miss you....

I am missing a lot lately:
my studio ( I haven't been in my studio for a week), my computer(was sick and in the shop but now is home and fixed), the feel of Spring in the air ( it is cold and spitting snow today), but most of all I miss my dear neighbor Beulah!
Beulah was a beautiful lady, 96 years old, and has lived by herself for the last 30 years. She died Saturday morning of pneumonia. She was a joy to know and love. She liked to watch me work in my flower beds because she knew I would work on hers next. She enjoyed every flower that bloomed - especially the yellow rose. Her daughter-in-law (who lives in CA but visits twice a year) and I have become very good friends. When she would visit I would steal her away to my studio to play as often as possible. We share a love of creating and have taught one another many techniques through the years. Beulah loved my grandchildren and they loved her right back. She lived an amazing life - I will miss her deeply.
I will try to get back here more often.