Friday, December 28, 2007

New Postcards

Most of my recent studio work has been for projects that I can't divulge yet, which makes my blog boring these days. To liven it up, here are 3 new postcards. They are made with pieces of my hand painted fabric, followed by a layer of distressed organza, then some gold painted highlights, and finally a screen print of a note that my great grandfather wrote to my great grandmother.

Hickman #1 SOLD

Hickman #2 SOLD

Hickman #3 $30

And a photo of Zeke in the snow with his new sweater. My Mom knit the sweater, and it is a gorgeous blue, purple and teal. We have patiently waited for Zeke to grow into it, and it finally fits. Zeke weighs in at a whopping 7.5 pounds now!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays!

(my two boys --- Nate and Zeke)

From my house to yours,
wishing you all the joy and fun of the holidays
and a very creative new year!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Another Christmas Card

This is a holiday card that I received in the mail from Virginia Spiegel --- friend, artist, and fundraiser extraordinaire for the American Cancer Society. Virginia and I trade handmade cards each year, and I always look forward to receiving a card from her. Thanks, Virginia!

And in case you think Zeke is getting neglected during the holiday craziness, here is a photo of him with only a small sampling of his toys. I often tease that, since we got Zeke, our house looks like a toy tornado went through it!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Spirit

I think I am finally getting into the Christmas spirit --- the decorations are up, and I've started making Christmas cards. There's probably no chance that anyone is going to receive these on time, but atleast I am finally getting them made. The photo above is my favorite card so far.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It Really Is A Small World

This is a Christmas postcard that I received from Beate, who lives in Dusseldorf, Germany. Although we have never met in person, we have exchanged emails and artwork over the last couple of years, and I do feel as though I know her as an artist and a person. This would never have happened without the internet. So even though I sometimes feel like my day is wasted with being on the computer too much, some days I remember the good things that it has brought to my life.

This is a photo of Beate, that she sent to me when she received my shirt from the FFAC shop at CafePress. I love the smile on her face --- just like a kid opening a fabulous Christmas present! Thanks for the photo, Beate, and for the purchase that benefits the American Cancer Society!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Little Things
The older I get, the more I appreciate the little things throughout the day that bring me pleasure. Maybe I have more time to notice and appreciate them; maybe it is a normal part of the aging process. The photo above is one of those little things that bring me pleasure on a daily basis --- a mouse pad with my favorite piece of my own artwork featured on it --- and its purchase also raised funds for the American Cancer Society.
And this photo is the newest mouse pad added to the Fiberart For A Cause shop on the CafePress website, and I think it will be my next purchase. That way I will have two beautiful mouse pads, one at each computer. To purchase these mouse pad designs or other merchandise that supports the American Cancer Society, please click here.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Snow, Snow, Snow

We got our first real snow on Thursday, and Zeke wasn't quite sure what this white stuff was all about. Eventually he figured out that it is great fun to play in. As he pranced around in it, his paws kicked up a bit of snow in front of him, which he then pounced on as if it was something to chase and attack. Here he is with snow on his face. Puppies are so entertaining!

P.S. Zeke is up to 5.6 pounds now.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ice, Ice, Ice

This morning it started raining about 3am, and the rain is now freezing into a sheet of ice. Zeke was not at all amused as he slid down the steps this morning on our first trip outside. I'm glad I am staying home and painting today.

The photo is of the icicles hanging down from our deck roof.