Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Where is Spring?

This is not pretty. The ground is frozen, but poking their little heads up is the undauntable rhubarb! Once the weather warms a little they will burst forth with huge leaves and red stalks of fruit. A fruit not for the timid. I stew it down with lots of sugar and chunks of pineapple for a wonderful sauce that goes well with meat or piled on a fresh slice of bread. Then there is rhubarb pie and rhubarb crumble. Mmmmm!
Tomato, basil and oregano seeds were planted and placed in a sunny window. I also cleaned up and planted the geraniums my mother has overwintered for years. A little tribute to her memory!
I have ordered some screen printing ink and acrylic paint in the hope that it will warm up enough not to freeze on it's way here.
Some jello printing is in the works!
So come on spring, we are waiting!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Used to.

I used to have a really nice Imac with a 20 inch screen on a very modern stand with a nice flat keyboard. I even had pictures of it, along with pictures of my studio. Pictures that I took with my very nice canon camera, that I used to have. And I had all kinds of pictures of my quilts that I have finished recently. Used to. I had a nice collection of rings and necklaces, gifts from my parents, odd little things, probably not worth much, except to me. Used to. And I had a Mac book purchased for speeches and a class. Used to. And about $20 worth of change. Used to.
And some drugged out thief decided my stuff would make enough booty for him (or her) to get drugged up for the day. It doesn't seem fair. I worked hard for all that stuff and in a small amount of time it was gone.
But the studio assistant was not harmed, even though I found her standing on a pile of safety glass. If you are reading this on my mac where I had the page bookmarked, call me and we can make a deal. If you are the thief, do the world a favor and buy enough to overdose.

Well that is off my mind. On to the good news I have 2 pieces accepted into Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2011. I'd show you photos but they were on my compu. . .well, there are some lo res left from my website. So here is Fancy Coat, my mom from the 30's aren't those sleeves the bee's knees?
And here is a word of wisdom, back up often, you don't know who is lurking.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Gathering Place Show

My solo show Remembrances opened yesterday at The Gathering Place in Beachwood, Ohio On Commerce Parkway off Chagrin Blvd.
Hours are 9 to 5 weekdays, 9 to 1 Saturday.
The Gathering Place is a hospice group that offers many services. a wonderful facility and resource for the community.
More later in the week about the good news/ bad news 2 weeks I have had.