Stay obsessed by what you love...........

______Days are full and as much as I try to keep order, I find less time to write about it. The seasons change and sounds of the birds in early morning make me long to show through my work how this makes me feel. I hope that my design work will bring some of that to the fore. Someone said, "Do what you know, do what you love".
I only wish.
There are many ways to put nature in the work we all do. That is my guiding inspiration and a way to leave a part of myself in this beautiful world.______

Thursday, July 29, 2010


is it the heat or is it because I ate sugar today? I feel blurry all over.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

having determination.......

Reading Kathleen Dustin's blog this morning and coming away with renewed hope that if I keep working at all the various things I do they will all come together and actually be something that I am completely happy with. Of course her talent is bigger than life and what she does so innovative and daring in ways that amaze over and over again. Her work is stunning. here is one of her purses. All in polymer.
..... Working today but I continue to want my new grandchild here so I can just sit and stare at her. She is so cute...and already funny!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

hmmm.... and Happy Birthday honey!

No healthy breakfast drink today...just had many cups of green tea instead. Tomorrow maybe.
Got to babysit a little today ...Vivi slept the entire time! Now upstair to my studio...and start packing a box to go to Colorado....leaving Tuesday.
Today is my husband's birthday...I wish him everything he most desires and many more years. Our days are full and happy!
This is a sweet photo of him.

Monday, July 26, 2010

out of kale...

Almost 11 at night and I'm thinking it's time to get back to the green drink in the morning. I have no kale but maybe celery and basil , blueberries and protein powder in some coconut water. Now, that is an interesting thing....the coconut water. It is really coconut milk, is very very good for you and since I have eliminated all dairy milk from my house, a nice alternative to almond milk. I have a few other things and will post a picture of my drink tomorrow.
My lunch these days consists of fresh wonderful tomatoes with turmeric and ground pepper and some salt. Delicious! I feel very very healthy...and weigh what I did 20 years ago. Also Barleans omega swirl fish oil is so full of lemon flavor that you actually want to take it every day.


Always hard to recover from the weekend.
Today is a studio day and if I ever get it just a little neater and more organized I will be able to go in there and work without fear! Lately I am spending more time going through things and cleaning out than working...that is not good.
Full moon last night and while looking at the sky I remembered the way the sunsets looked when I lived in a high rise. Many people don't realize how beautiful the sky is at dusk in Atlanta..I think you have to be up high or on a lake to see it.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

saturday am...

Saturday morning ..farmer's market... ..reading on the front porch with rocket sitting in the grass and iced green tea....quick nap on the couch...three cups of espresso.......all befor 11 am.
This neighborhood feels like a vacation all the time. I feel so lucky every time I drive onto my street. This summer has been very hot but especially full of birds and little critters. I can't think of a more perfect place to have grandchildren be a part of. A short walk to Phipps Plaza, Starbucks, movies, and so much else. Thank you to the powers that be.

Friday, July 23, 2010


In a desire to remember to take photographs on a daily basis and to get myself to make a new contraption for ttvs I walked out my front door to just take some quick shots in the confines of 30 seconds from my door. These are neighborhood little corners..
Trying to make myself notice more...the way we did when we were 7.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I forgot to mention that Tuesday was our anniversary and rather than let the day slide by I requested going to see I am Love with Tilda Swinton. It was somewhat like an opera and very very beautiful. A big change though from the last movie I saw, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I loved almost as much as the book. All three books are way up there on my list of favorites and I managed to get the transparency movie poster on eBay from England also. These Larson books speak volumes about how strong women have to be. Lizbeth Salander is not a simple character and the author did a superb job of letting us inside her mind without letting us know every single thing. I'm a little obsessed by these. Isn't the poster great!? It's 40 by 30, i think...too lazy to go downstairs and measure.

One of my bird cottage necklaces......

Ships and sails and flowers....

Discovered Ann Wood this week and her gift to everyone of a tutorial on making one of her ships. They are quite spectacular and I am in awe of every single one. Someday I will have one. In the meantime it has given me an idea about my back porch in Colorado where I usually hang a huge basket of lobelia or petunias for the summer. I'm not there this year and looking at the translucency of her ships and sails I thought that for the two weeks that I am out there I will hang a sail. I have actually started working on one. My fabric swatches will have a wonderful use and if it doesn't look great I can make a strip of frayed banners instead. There will be no hanging baskets available in'll almost be fall there!
This is how it usually looks. I think lovely banners or a sail type piece of fabric will do, and maybe inspire!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A year later...and no time to waste.

It has been almost a year, perhaps not the most productive year of my life but changes in my family and good feelings abound. I can't quite get my head around my age but I'm working on that and I kind of feel like this picture of Josie looks."queenly".

i have been making simple structures and have been happy with them. That is very good.