Listen to the road

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kami coming to life

I found Lynne Hoppe's tutorial on painting faces which inspired me to finish these figures.
Out here in the country I feel the spirit of this place. Kind of like Kami in Japan - spirits
of nature.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


This IS the first day of spring here in southeast Va. This is what's happening outside this afternoon!
(Actually, it's NOT first day of spring-it's the second, thanks, Mom).

I'm participating in another wonderful online workshop with Jude Hill , "What If Series". 

We're exploring the color white.  I was thinking
that this snow today is different from the heavy, freezing stuff we get in winter.
Thinking about the different kinds of snow and how these could be described in a nine patch

There's a funny urban legend about the different names for snow. Check it out and say the
words out loud.

Monday, March 4, 2013


We have sheep (not for food) who graze out back on about 3 acres. We see Bluebirds every
year about this time around the nesting boxes we put out on fence posts. Bluebirds
only eat grubs, which we have aplenty out in the back. Every year at the tail end of winter we
have the Bluebirds checking out these nesting boxes. Sitting of the wires, two sets of birds
checking out one house, like potential buyers.

The necklace above is listed in my Etsy shop.  On the back I've added "Bluebird" in old
typeface. This is a good time of the year out here.With all the dark things going on in this
world the earth continues in her cycles where we leave her alone. I do wish we would leave
her alone.