Monday, October 19, 2015


Ariane is hosting this week's drawing challenge.  I did not think I could have the focus to come up with something so I had put it out of my mind.  Instead this weekend on a whim I started making this quilt out of felted cashmere.  A dear friend gave me a huge bag of her thrifted cashmere sweaters.  The weekend weather was just cool enough and the kids preoccupied enough that I put my headphones on and sniped and stitched away!   After posting on Instagram the fruit of my labors, Ariane pointed out the sweet serendipity of my quilt and this week's theme.  So, here it Cover.

It's a small lap quilt ( I wish I had more cashmere!) but just big enough to stay cozy this winter.
As always when I make a quilt I am inspired by the quilters of Gee's Bend.  

Thank you, Ariane as always, for remembering me.  

Monday, August 17, 2015


Driving around town this week Greta noticed a man on the sidewalk with the iconic lips and tongue on his t-shirt.  She said, " I don't get it."  I said " Its the Rolling Stones!"  That iconic image will forever say...The Rolling Stones...without a word.  Graphic design, done well, can be genius.

Images vs Words, Instagram vs Twitter, a good book vs a good movie.  One is not better than the other, both have the potential to express powerful thoughts and emotions, reveal what's in the heart, and share the human experience eloquently.  Myself, I am drawn to the image.  I would rather draw than write. I'd pick up a book of beautiful photographs over a book of poetry...not that I can't appreciate a well written poem or story!

But that's just me. What about you?

pencil, ink and watercolor.

Nadine is our kind host this week.  Thank you for the invitation, Nadine!  I need a kick in the pants sometimes. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015


 My Frida.

Thank you, Patrice, for the thoughtful invitation to this week's Drawing Challenge!
I hope to be back...

Have a beautiful day.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Drawing Challenge / Coca Cola

A pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia conjured up the recipe for Coca Cola in 1886, and the rest is history.  From what I understand, you don't even mention the word Pepsi here.  I can't vouch for this story but someone told me that a delivery driver for Coca Cola was fired after someone tattled that he had a Pepsi during his lunch break.  I find that hard to believe because I have yet to see a Pepsi product available for purchase anywhere in Atlanta.  

We see Coca Cola murals, billboards, and products around the city more than any other.  As the kids are avid bottle cap collectors, we are finding these bottle caps everywhere!

If you have a few minutes listen to this episode of This American Life.  Ira Glass claims to have found the original recipe!  

Please visit Ariane,  Nadine, Veronica, Susan, Tania, Patrice, Eric, Joke, and Sally to see what they came up with.  I am curious to know what kind of relationship y'all have with Coca Cola.  Frankly, I can't drink it.  It makes me a bit nauseous.  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

High Museum Atlanta

A couple of weeks ago I took the kids and their new friend, Ethan, to the High Museum of Art here in Atlanta.  We went for the concept car exhibit and ended up discovering a lot more.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

drawing challenge theme / coca cola

This week's theme for the Drawing Challenge comes from none other than
 Atlanta, Georgia.  Did you  know that Atlanta is the home of Coca Cola?  


This morning I had a request from Ariane for a video from Atlanta.  I took a video while the kids and I took a walk to a nearby park that we love for it's trees, the pond, and all of its birds.  Our neighborhood is named Inman Park and is the very first suburb of Atlanta.  The streets are lined with historical homes and giant live oak and magnolia trees.  It's perfectly shaded for a nice morning walk during the hot Southern summer.  But from what I hear, we aint' seen nuthin' yet!
The video may be a tad boring and it's pretty shaky, but the song...the song is definitely worth the 3 minutes and 36 seconds.  Enjoy.

Monday, June 9, 2014

drawing challenge/upside down

I'm catching the tail end of last week's drawing challenge.  I am so grateful that Sweet Patrice hasn't given up on me.  She is our host this week.

Friday, May 23, 2014

spring in atlanta

The kids and I joined Zach in Atlanta about 6 weeks ago.  Wow. Time is flying by!  We are loving it here.  Atlanta is friendly, beautiful, (so many trees!) and historically rich.  We found out that we are leaving sooner than expected, the start of July.  There are still so many places to see and people to meet.  Wonderful new friends have been made that we hate to leave.  This bittersweet roller coaster that is our gypsy life.