Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
new this winter you will find tiny ceramic cups and saucers (some with pure silver accents), tiny silver plated spoons and ceramic buttons all compliments of my adorable little kiln i was able to purchase in march of this year. a truly liberating piece of equipment for me and greatly expanding my worlds of possiblilitea.
pictured is one of my favorite crowns of this collection. a simple circlet with a bronze butterfly set with a tiny stone and sewn to a simple band wrapped in silk sweater.
ahhhh simplicitea : )
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
fluffy study #3 complete in tea dye-ish color nylon chiffon along with the unexpected and spontaneous birth of a tiny companion fluffy study
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
happiest birthday wishes mommy!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
all those orderly petal scrolls
gradually unfolding into bright colors of happiness
and each stage a new celebration with surprising detail
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
So wonderful it is in it's form and natural materials even without furnishings. it is a magical and artful addition to our home and a happy place for my imagination to play.
i musn't forget to mention the link to the fabulous fine artist, sharon eisley, who guides and teaches this whimsical and imaginative art form. You can visit her at http://when-in-home.blogspot.com/ for a post with more results from that fairy house sculpting workshop and information on previous and upcoming.
it is so interesting to see so many different outcomes using similar materials and how independently each views the world of fairy architecture.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
study #2 complete!
on to study #3 in a tea dyeish color with an adjustable polka dot waistband: )
Friday, July 9, 2010
i made myself a list and a calendar to orderly get to all those ideas. but then i began to feel a bit uncomfortably asthmatic...feeling suffocated by the pressure of my self discipline? or the summer allergen of privit in bloom? hmmmm...?
i throw away my companion calendar to my list and leisurely begin to tick a few things off my list of summer studies. all is less asthmatic as a result and summer feels more restful.
p.s. the silken slippers were not on my list...but spontenaity should be : ) salaam
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
repurposed wool sweater flowers, dyed cultured pearls, vintage fabrics, hand dyed textiles, needle felted birds and mushrooms, handmade copper and bronze charms and buttons, beaded dangly things, 40 angora pom poms, plantable paper...all found their way into this summer's collection of 66 pieces. While unsettled at my center i am feeling also so grateful for the opportunity to share my creative work in this way for the last 10 years. 1905 crowns and counting : )
Friday, June 18, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
check out san diego based, greenfield paper's other treeless papers too. super neat. hoping to explore more of their earth friendly offerings in collections to come : ) http://www.greenfieldpaper.com/asccustompages/products.asp?categoryid=11
Friday, May 28, 2010
the song bird class was very good and just may help me formulate feet and legs for my seasonal numbered flocks of needle felted birds.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
thinking of a beautiful, recent, may 5th peony post from detours around the loom http://detoursaroundtheloom.blogspot.com/ as i piece together a very fluffy experiment passed to me by my dear fuloflyfe http://fuloflyfe.blogspot.com/ . hoping to see her magnificent photographic eyes capture it's wonderous fluffy nature one day when complete.
it is the most feminine, delicate little thing i have ever worked on and it is beautifully theraputic to have orderly, prescripted instructions for it's how to.
100 yards of cut lengths i have gathered into this tiny toddler sized pettiskirt http://www.etsy.com/listing/47755070/diy-pettiskirt-kit-includes-pattern
my daughter now wishes one for her birthday in the cotton candy likeness of light blue and pink, in the big girl size of course : )
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
http://maryneuerlee.blogspot.com who is also a docent at the preserve. a private hike and wildlife informant all to myself and my children. So many beautiful sights and sounds. and i got to hold my first newt : ) pictured above is the pygmy redwood grove of bouverie, so sweet. we felt like giants in this miniature land of small very old redwoods.
also this week... a class at "castle in the air"
http://www.castleintheair.biz/ to make small boxes from walnut shells and acorn caps. so unexpected were the generous offerings of vintage and new materials for our creations. it felt so free and extravagant to create there. a full day in the classroom studio of "castle in the air"? so lucky to hear, all day, the often cuckoo chimes and laughter from the shop downstairs. what a magical place for my heart's creative places. pictured are my creations from the class. creations inspired by the very grounded, tinkering, inventive creative spirit and instructor john b. mcrae of "castle in the air". such luck to be under his wing for this class adventure.
gratitude times infinity for all the sensory and creative experiences of the week.
Monday, March 29, 2010
today was my last open studio for metal clay. i learned so much about tools and the how too's of putting metal clay pieces together. now i am welcoming the time to process what i have just learned and put it to good use in the world of miss t. how will i find time for this new layer of my work sitting amongst the already complex layering of materials and ingredients?
ps. i tried yet another recipe from the below mentioned food revolution cookbook. sizzling beef with scallions and black bean sauce was simply divine: ) and i will be adding it to our monthly menu options. jamie oliver rocks!
Friday, March 26, 2010
the premise of his most recent above pictured cookbook is to help others by learning the recipes inside and then passing them on to others via show and tell. not only is the the book's premise lovely but what is inside is inspiringly delicious, simple, approachable, non fussy and...oh my goodness...a photographic treat. photographs of and quotes from the very real people he has helped to make changes in feeding themselves . i have loved every recipe i have tried especially all the curry pastes and curry recipes. yum.
jamie oliver says that he "wants to be the catalyst for empowering millions to make proper homecooked affordable meals from scratch again", the state of health and cooking so close to his heart in this era of cheap fast food and staggering health statistics.
tonight jamie oliver's new series begins on abc at 8pm and i am so excited to see his determination in action. he is like a culinary supernanny : )
Thursday, March 25, 2010
in the mean time i am working on the above pictured in copper clay.
the world of miss t : )
will it scinter? will that free moving flower stem piece hold up? larger and hollow pieces tend to be problematic. oh dear....feeling much less free moving and competent with metal clay today.