Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Another weekend of fun! Blueberry muffins, garage sale, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, McDonald's, monkeys at the park, praying mantis near the porch, nearly not enough sleep!
Thank you Clint & Cori for spending the day with us!
I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.
~Thomas A. Edison
Friday, September 23, 2011
We enjoyed 3 Open Houses this year! Nate was showing off his paper about how to not be a rock star. While Korbin showed us what he drew on the hand made rock wall that hangs in his hallway at school.
New Hand Crafted Cards
are now available at
This groovy lil purse will soon be for sale. There is a pocket inside (so you'll know where your keys are), hand sewn glass beads on the front and I will be adding a snap closure for a finished look.
...and of course before the last project is finished, I have ideas for the next fall inspired bag.
"Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer is an oil painting and Autumn is a mosaic of them all."~Stanley Horowitz
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
First I have to share the finished Sunflower painting.
One afternoon and one late night ..
a blue koi was painted.
Far away on Cold Mountain, a stone path leads upwards.
Among white clouds peoples homes reside.
Stopping my carriage I must, as to admire the maple forest at nights fall.
In awe of autumn leaves showing more red than even flowers of early spring.Hopefully, this poem will remind you to stop, and "take it all in" as you travel through life.
The poet's name is "Du Mu" in Chinese characters that's written, .
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A wonderful way to spend Labor Day.
We enjoyed the trails at Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Mattoon, IL. We will definitely be visiting again when the main office is open. There's more exploring to do!
These last two weeks have inspired me...
to create greeting cards...
with the theme of my favorite season..
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth
find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.