Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fairy Houses

This is the second year that Grafton has participated in a Fairy House Tour.  After the books written byTracy Kane became popular, more people started making Fairy Houses.   They are to be constructed using natural materials.  Any construction aids need to be covered.  I was able to construct this one with the use of nails, clothespins, string, and glue.  I chose hydrangeas for the thatched roof because they do so well drying in place.  If a fairy wants to come live in this one, I will be delighted.

Approaching my Fairy House

Stone steps, Birch bark walls, Hydrangea roof.

A row of bark quilts

A chipmunk was spotted entering.

Ponds of Marigolds

Quilt Row

The whole time I was constructing this house, I had an audience.


Delilah has taken up residence at my house.  Her job description is Mouse Patrol and Entertainment.  She came from a local shelter.  She was part of a litter that was born in a woodpile on Colony Road.  She was bottle fed and is now six months old.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tote bags for Townshend


Local artists were asked to design tote bags for Fair Days, a benifit for Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend, Vermont.  Here is my donation.

Dante's Fabrics

Dante is a talented photographer and artist in Grafton, Vermont.  Double click on these images to see the beautiful Spoonflower fabric designs he has made. 



Friday, July 30, 2010

Daylily Days

We had a late frost and then a very hot July.  It has made all the flowers go crazy.  The daylilys are fighting for attention.  So, here they are.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wedding Flowers


Double click this to see the fabric from my series, "Jessica's Wedding"

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Korean Shoes

I loved looking at the shoes in Korea.  An empty shoe, left at the door of a temple, or the entrance to a home suggests all kinds of things about the wearer.  The shoe that is attached to a foot says less, but often defines the person's role in life.  The yet unpurchased shoes speak of dreams to come.

Postcards I made in Korea

I was in Korea in October of 2008.  I had such a good time.  As always, I made postcards with the pieces of papers and stickers and stamps that I was able to forage locally.  These are even better after the postal workers have cancelled the stamps and they have come through the mail. 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

2009__9-12_049-ed-ed-ch-ed-ed  Double click to see my Spoonflower Design.  This is from a photograph of flowers from Jessica and Peter's wedding.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Please Mail Me Something.

I have been doing art mail for years.  My favorite way is to make postcards from the materials that are in front of me.  I mail them to myself several times so that I get multiple stamp and canceling images.  Yes, these postcards are completely legal.  If a postal person tells you that you cannot do this, just be polite because I promise you, you can.  Once in Tokyo, I was having trouble getting the hotel personell to mail something for me so I just went outside and pushed it into a mailbox.  It was a red laquered paper fan that I had addressed to myself.  It came a day or two after I had gotten back to the USA.

These postcards have been sent to the Art House Coop in Brooklyn as part of a mail art project that they will make a book and exhibit from.   If you want to "play"  my address is on the card below .

Mail Art. Please Readers! Mail me something.

Mail Art