Monday, August 25, 2014

White on White

Of course, they are not really "White on White,"

But the white pen on the glass is sooooo cool, I think.

I always think of my mom when I use this white ink/paint.

She loves it...and I guess I got that from her.


thanks, Kiki...xo

Friday, August 22, 2014

More from Firefly prep


The village is filling up with tiny houses, surrounded by evergreens.

Here is a better photo of the Gaggle of Geese:

I am having so much fun making these miniatures for the


In Boulder, CO - Sept 27 & 28

Had to make a few smaller trees, too, to "fill in" those empty spaces.


If you are around the end of September, please come by!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Firefly Handmade Artisan Market

Well, I applied and I GOT IN!

The Autumn Market in Boulder is September 27 and 28 and I am excited about being there! It has been a very long time since I did any sort of Market or Faire and I think it will be so much fun....


I have been making LOTS of wonderful goodies to sell.

Having an absolute blast creating!

Stay tuned....

Friday, July 25, 2014

LACE in the Dordogne

We spent Wednesday at Ali Baba and then Brantome - nice day, but we were pooped out when we got back
The lace I found was satisfying, though, and for the first time I was pretty discerning in my choices. I was pleased to find some different little "dentelles" for my collection.

And, how does one resist the bindings and lace ribbon?

I can't.

Now, the rains have come and we are tucked into l'Espace working on our projects.

We were in Riberac this morning for the market. We had some lunch and then hopped in the car to be home. Some are napping and some are cozy at our tables being worker bees. I will share the results tomorrow.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


It is July in France and the sunflower fields are bursting! The weather has been up and down - lots of sun mixed with huge thunderstorms that cool everything off. Awoke to fog yesterday, but today is blissfully filled with sunlight peeking through the clouds....glorious.

There was a festival in town a couple of weeks ago and the "flowers" are still in place. It is so magical (!) and they last through the storms because they are all plastic! Fantastic.....

I am so happy to be here again....kind of like my Mecca......

More later......have a great day wherever you are....xo


Monday, May 19, 2014

New World

I have been PAINTING! It is a whole new world for me and I LOVE IT,
I must thank my friend, Jodi, for inspiring me to go to the class with her. It has given me new energy.

Is may be my favorite one so far.......

....though I like this one very much also.....


...and these three birds make my smile!

What FUN it is to try something new......

Hope you are having a great day today, too......xoxo


I have been painting - a LOT!
I have been taking a class on Tuesday evenings the last 6 weeks and it has opened new windows of inspiration for me....I am soooooo grateful to my friend, Jodi, for introducing me to this New World!

This may be my favorite, though I feel that way about most of them......

.....and I LOVE this one, too! So different for me.....

...and not last OR least, these birds make me smile.

Wonder where this will take me......

Hope you are ALL having a great day.......xoxo