Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I have often said that opening my kiln feels like Christmas morning. There are often surprises, things we didn't expect... sometimes good sometimes not so good, but always fun to see what is there. Here were my presents today:
Blue and white wedding
ABC baby angel
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I have recently designed some invitations for various events and here are some:
The baby I did the nursery for turned one today!! Her mama asked me to make an invite for her first birthday party picnic.
A party for a newly married couple.
This is actually going to be a fan on a stick for an outdoor party.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
My daughter Mary Moore shared some photos with me that I have to ooh and ahh over. She went on an adventure to the Isle of Skye and sweetly shared a glimpse for me to see. So.. I can't but help to show you as well. I am so excited that I want to go grab my paints !! Hope you enjoy the inspiration as well.
I am hoping Mary Moore will use these scenes in some of her upcoming work?!
I am imagining a story about the children who grew up in these colorful cottages.
How lovely to sail away and then come home to your sweet cottage.
Or maybe I would prefer a stone cottage with a meadow for my sheep and they each would know their names and come running when I called.
Can you see the purple clumps of flowers hanging from the cliff??
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I knew his dad, not so much him but have been overwhelmed with his life and comments people have made about him. He was 28 and had a darling wife and three precious children. He was a writer, but I knew him through the piercing images that he saw through the lens of his camera. He had some amazing and unique talent. He was an artist.
He also had a faith in his Lord that was pure and deep. And he had a way of sharing it. The writers on his blogs were yes friends and family, but the ones that tug at the heart are the doctors and nurses who wrote of his courage and strength and grace. My thinking is that he much have also asked about them and their lives for them to have made an effort to write their feelings about him.
I am thinking of how few memories his children will have of him, just because for whatever reason, children don't remember much , but how wonderful he filmed his journey and he left a lifetime of art in his photos.
How blessed his children are to have had his legacy of love and the fruit that he bore and shared in his short 28 years on earth. And now he joins his mama in heaven along with his uncles Joe and Patrick who left this earth too early as well . His earthly father loves him so and yet nothing to compare to the arms of his Savior who now embraces him.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Kathryn Ireland fabric and have a Morrocan feel. The knobs are green glass from Anthropologie.
This chest is for another daughter that enjoys simplicity. The idea was to paint in minimal colors and simple design.
I was kind of liking my matching front door wreaths, but as I came home the other day, I noticed one wreath had changed. In the matter of an hour the two matching wreaths were no more. One had been taken over by an over zealous mother who feverishly was working to feather her nest. She was hysterical! There enough twigs in the one wreath for 3 entire nests. My friend suggested this to be a tiny Carolina Wren. Haven't caught her on film yet, but my husband kindly moved "her" wreath away from "my " wreath so that we would not disturb one another... She did look for her nest for a while but smart little mum that she is figured it out that her plot of wall space had moved and she resumed her job.
There were two matching wreaths, but you will have to imagine that in your head.
The new location is to the left of it's original spot.
The center hole is missing.
If there is any action to report, I will let you know.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
My daughter Mary Moore introduced me to Maira Kalman and her wonderful artwork that she did for the NY Times.
Here is a fabulous example of her work. I am totally ready to join her, though I might like one green skirt and one red tartan one.
She has a new book out that I know I would love. You might as well.