Thursday, October 29, 2015


One from the family of jack-o-lanterns at Roland's Bistro.  We all contributed with ideas, faces, and the work/play.  They weren't quite ready September 30, so I was going to take them in a day later than planned.  My four-year-old grandson said we had to have them ready for October 1, and said he would help me get them finished.  He said that's what we do.  Work together to get things done.  He stayed up late helping to paint the final layer so I could do the detail work.

My daughter took them in and had them on their tables the morning of October 1st.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

This One

The last post shows a jack-o-lantern in the beginning stages.  I started out making twenty jack-o-lanterns for Roland's Bistro, then made two more.  When I put this guy on my still life crate to dry, I decided he was going to stay with me.  And someone else wanted another one.  The one from the last post.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


9 x 13 cm
The rabbit was adapted from a pattern by Sandra at Cherry Heart. She used larger yarn, but most of my scraps right now are left over from knitting socks.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sweet and Sour

9.5 x 6 inches

I ran into my daughter online the other day while I was setting up this still life painting.  With messaging and sending pictures, we discussed motif, composition and lighting, and came up with this arrangement.  It was fun.

Someone else likes to get in on the action.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas Coasters

9 x 11 cm

We have crocheted off white doilies for coasters, and I wanted some green coasters to put under the Christmas doilies.  After considering the possibilities, I decided to use some gesso boards that were prepared for paintings.  I wanted to use oil paint, but was it worth it to make small paintings for coasters?  I thought mini paintings would be just right.
They'll be dry for next Christmas.  :-)