Monday, March 20, 2017

Time of Birds

I was foraging for cleavers and driftwood when I came across the pile of orange feathers! 
 An unfortunate  Flicker became someone's supper, but the feathers remained my gift!  
They were like the colors of this evening's sunset behind the holy mountain. 
Canyon Wren
I've been painting birds on found bark.  I enjoy searching for unique driftwood along
  Lake Lawton's shore and now have a long list of favorite birds I'd like to paint, 
perhaps a skunk will be included too. :)

Pileated Woodpecker

Happy Spring folks!

Friday, March 17, 2017


We could use some rain around here!  It sure would coax the 
wildflowers out and make me happy.  I'm foraging cleavers
in the post oak forest by the lake (it makes a wonderful tea),
and chickweed is growing like crazy in my own yard.
I add it to my stir fries or eggs.

Oklahoma's state tree, the Redbud, also 
blossomed into edible magenta. 

Spring is my favorite season.   
I'm reminded of how beautiful life can be. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Who is with us?

i know some people who are going through extremely difficult times,
it makes my situation look like a bed of roses.

still, we all need to feel 
God's love and protection.
we need to know that family, friends 
and angels are with us too…

Thursday, March 9, 2017

My list

Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction.

Never underestimate the healing power of:

1. The Sun
2. Love
3. Prayer
4. Water
5. Flowers
6. Children
7. Laughter
8. Nature
9. Relaxing
10. Art

In the eye of nature, live and die.
What would your list look like? 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Walking on water and clouds...

This is one of the most beautiful February's ever. 
Usually it's our coldest winter month, instead we're enjoying
sunshine, giant soft snowflakes on Valentine's Day, and
enough fresh rain to fill up dry creek beds.  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Some of February

There's been lots of sunshine and mysterious moonlight.  
The artwork was inspired by a piano concert we attended. 
Dr. Hyunsoon Whang is a friend and Greg's colleague. Along with
her selection of Beethoven and Chopin, she included one of Greg's
compositions in her program.  I included a small cameo in the art piece,
the snip of paper which reads "In D."  I'm taking an on-line
workshop from artist, Mindy Lacefield right now, and this is reminiscent 
of her charming, child-like style. :)   

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The small works of my hands recently….

Reader I & Reader II (Found objects: sea stones and figures)

In this society of cell phones and computers, its refreshing to see
someone read an 'old-fashioned' newspaper or a real book! :)

"In the Balance"  (Found objects: shells, sea glass and figure)

I created another miniature gallery for the new local coffee/pastry shop.
This was a 4" x 9" vintage drawer - made over with a paint job of 
Buttercream and Wyeth's Field Green and adorned with new treasures 
gifted by various artists.

A friend asked me to make her beautiful Labradorite stone wearable -
so I linked some beads and attached to an adjustable satellite chain.

The end of last year, I discovered the beautiful Tangerine Quartz.
I enjoy my own necklace so much that I wanted to create some for other creative types. :)
I think it's the gentleness, and the light and glow which reminds me
 of the first or last glimmer of the sun that makes this quartz a joy to wear.

Wired up

This is my progress.  Two are ready.

Tangerine Quartz #1 ($38)
Tangerine Quartz #2 ($25)

The prairie has been soaking up rain and listening to thunder.
Winter is cold but relaxed.