Monday, January 5, 2015

My orchids shed some leaves

and I got to playing with them. so I stamped and wrote on one of each kind to see how age affects this..
Here's how they looked the day I did it.  I'll follow this up when/if they change in an interesting way.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

there is SO little light lately!!!

This was, I swear, the next to last day there was light out there....
I love the way those jade plants I rescued from the building trash room have grown,  Jade is such a gorgeous thing...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

No box stays empty for long around here...

some of you may recognize this as a "source"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I have been teaching my friend Maddie to knit

She finished a baby hat, but models were rather thin on the ground in my apartment. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

18th Street near 6th Avenus

This place corners the market on unusual appliances and shows them off every day.  I know I have shown their display before but I loved today's version.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

sometimes serendipity is fun....

I have a Vermeer Calendar on my studio desk under some glass and I had, at some point, stuck some figures I had cut out to use as silhouettes in GelliPlate printing... they have been there a while, as I destructed my created gelliplate and have not made another.... but yesterday I looked at them....
Visitors had arrived at the Vermeer house...

Friday, June 27, 2014

little journals ...

Over on what I call the "Big Blog" I have some pondering on journals and what I am doing right now, but here I wanted to show something else that I have done in some journals.

In a moment of madness I looked at a spice bottle that I was using to add spice to something I was making.  Expiration date 2006!!!  I looked at some others. They were more recent, but out of date nonetheless.  So $150 later I had replaced most everything in my spice drawer.

Everyone who knows me (see the Big Blog for more) knows how hard it is for me to throw things away, so I rounded up the most likely suspects and made pastes that I smeared on journal pages....

The look really great, don't they?  I think they could be used this way with some gel medium on them, however, 

after sitting 24 hours and then being rinsed,  there are still some interesting colors on those pages.  No mordant used, so who knows what will happen to them next, but some of these oldiesI bagged up and kept when the new ones came in.  

When I slide over the edge, someone is going to find those plastic bags of million year old spices and wonder exactly WHAT I was thinking. Right??