Thursday, August 18, 2011

The feather as a passage

in the the instant between



I am heading off to visit my dad and his wife for a week. It will be good to spend some time with them.
This feather is dedicated to him, and gifted to jude

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Feather light

Silk gauze, gifted from jude...
as light as a feather

Captured and tied

OMG! did I actually do some shibori?

Sunday, August 7, 2011


So it won't fly apart

outdoor sculpture

Spent some time this afternoon looking at outdoor sculpture made from tree branches
I'd like to add some oomph to the garden and I thought I would see what sort of things other people do
Here are some of the places my finds led me to
this beautiful owl:

or a small city

An intriguing pile of spheres found on Dirt Simple

A majestic duo of horses by Heather Jansch 

and this powerful bull

a Finnish sculptor

 and this work by Patrick Dougherty

Its funny how someone like me who works in such a intimate scale can be so attracted to such BIG pieces of work
But a garden is a BIG piece of work made of tiny moments

Friday, August 5, 2011


Sometimes things are less than perfect,

Sometimes it works imperfectly.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


The dog days of summer are here. We have had plenty of heat and very little rain, I'm really wishing I had gotten the mulching done this spring. In spite of that the plants are doing reasonably well. They have filled in considerably and I am starting to think about expanding the back beds.
These pictures are of the bird garden.
In spite of all the growth it was looking a bit bland. I don't get alot of summer flowers and I haven't gotten the right balance of foliage colors yet (work in progress doncha know)
I splurged last week and went out shopping for some annuals.
I found a half price sale! woo hoo!
I had some big pots to fill so I bought a bunch and headed home, halfway there I realized that I had more pots on the posts that I hadn't bothered to fill yet that would really perk it up so I turned around and went on back for some more...

mmm, my pictures aren't the best, but there is definitely a little more color and it makes me happy.