Friday, October 31, 2014

Planting Garlic

You are supposed to plant garlic on Halloween and then harvest it on July 4.  We planted ours on October 19.  Which reminds me... I need to start a page in the garden notebook for 2015!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Studio Update

I’m currently working on Christmas ornaments….

… and Gratitude Jars
  … for the St. John’s Craft Fair on November 8.  You are stopping by to see me, right?

Art for Stacy

My friend Stacy almost bought some art last week.  But I convinced her that it would be much more fun to make some! 

She's coming over next week and we are going to brainstorm.  She has a more complicate problem than just bare walls.....

A Taste of India

Here are some fun shots from a trip to Omaha last week.  The Lauritzen Gardens were having an exhibit about India in connection with a local opera production.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


The civilized people have lost the aptitude of stillness, and must take lessons in silence from the wild before they are accepted by it. 

-- Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa

I read this book over the summer and really enjoyed it.  It is the autobiographical account of a few years in the life of Baroness Karen Blixen who received a coffee plantation in Kenya as a wedding present from her parents.  She's a Danish aristocrat, and an observant, passionate woman with a sense of humor.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Testing 1...2....3....

I've finally found time to start testing my tile coasters to see if the sealing procedure I came up with can withstand actual use.

First test: Water.

Monday, October 27, 2014

I Want to Meet You!

Please mark your calendars and plan to drop by!

Craft Fair Dates

St. John's Craft Fair
7601 Vine Street, Lincoln, NE
Saturday, November 8
9am - 4 pm

Cathedral Craft and Bake Sale
3500 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Saturday, December 6
All day

I'll be selling a huge variety of items from recycled materials, including gratitude jars and Christmas ornaments, plus many items that were featured in the art exhibit I showed in this spring.