Saturday, December 17, 2011

Switching it Up

 Found carving by unknown artist.

Time to switch it up in our little house.  Time to take down this painting and put this beautiful carving, found for a song many moons ago in an antique mall, away so as to make room for a fresh-cut tree.  Time to get up in the attic and bring down the holiday boxes in order to begin the process of metamorphosis.  Time to clear off the dining room table of fabrics -- laid out in anticipation of productivity -- and the myriad stacks of prints that clutter other assorted surfaces.  Time to switch out the current mix of CDs for holiday favorites and to keep apple cider and cinnamon on low on the back stove burner to fragrance the house.    And yes, I might be just a little behind . . .  :)

Hope the season is treating you well.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Teal Ribbon-Waves and Frosty Fog

"Teal Ribbon-Waves"
Mixed Media Collage

It's a beautiful foggy, frosty day in Portlandia.  No chance of seeing the full eclipse of the moon, even if one had wanted to arise in the early hours to behold it.   Still working on my numerous collages, but making a short foray into the realm of sewing . . . both by hand and machine.   Feeling the need to at least put some wintery/holiday music on, since there are no visual indications of the holiday season in our home yet.

Has another week really gone by already?

Happy weekend, All!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Autumn Glory

Revelled in the beauty outside my windows this weekend.
Fog and frost followed by clear skies.
Went for a short drive, late,
keenly aware of the barren structure of vegetation.
Few leaves remaining, with seedheads and pods
now in their prime.
Too many miles, (though only several, actually)
traveled too quickly by car.
No time to stop to honor
each tree, bush, and patch of wild weed/flowers
while zooming along to my destination.
But in the late, late afternoon sun,
at last, a chance to walk slowly,
breathe deeply of tall cedars and firs,
and capture light
enveloping a small stand of barren bushes.

Mixed media on paper

Visit this flickr photostream to see images of someone who clearly takes time to honor the beauty of the natural world. Page after page of gorgeous landscape shots alternating with beautiful and interesting close-ups.

Hoping your week is off to a great start!