Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Not a great photo but I'm trying to figure this out.  It's been awhile.  I think I'll recruit some help!
I'm aware that I haven't added to my blog for a couple of years.  I plan to get involved with blogging as soon as I can figure out how to add photos of my work......I'm not very savvy about all of this but I'm committed to trying to do it. 
A young woman that I know has started Free Art Fridays in Memphis and I want to get involved with that.  To find out more go to:  finderskeepersartmemphis.blogspot    Her name is Laura.  I hope other Memphis artists will join in the fun.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I am so excited to finally have a blog and I know it would never have happened if my dear artist friend Pam Wagner hadn't offered to help me set it up. She also took all the pictures of my first entry which is the birthday gift I made for my daughter's 50th birthday. She is a dear friend and I love her for doing this for me. What a beautiful gift! Thank you again so much Pam.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gift for my daughter Lynn's 50th birthday

I made these pages in honor of my beloved daughter Lynn's 50th birthday which is this fall. I had originally decided to make these pages into a book, but when I finished they didn't lend themselves to a book, so I decided to tie them up together with a pretty ribbon and present them to her that way. A roll of masking tape had to be included so I put it on the cover page. Every day of her life before she goes to bed, she uses masking tape to wipe off the living room couch of her beloved cat Sophie's hairs. It's a nightly ritual that needed to honored! She grows beautiful rose bushes so I put a silk rose in the center.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My precious daughter. I had such a good time making "tin dolls". I hadn't anything using tin before and had so much fun finding tin boxes on Ebay and getting the right tool to cut them apart.

Another tin doll and a view of the steps leading up to the front door of their house.

My daughter and her husband have beautiful organic gardens. She has a wonderful herb garden and they have a lot of flowers on their property. When I was there this summer I picked a few petals from a marigold and a rose, her favorites, and put them in the glass vials. One summer they grew corn....there's a picture of the corn at the top of the page, and in honor of that I included a corn husk. Also, couldn't leave Sophie out because she loves to hang out with them when they are working in their garden.