Monday, May 17, 2010

A sweet sad goodbye to the roses

They lasted 3 days in a glorious riot. Now they are on their way to thy rest. I've cut a wee robin who is singing them out with gusto!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Yellow Roses

Earlier today my neighbour popped by to give me yellow roses from her garden. I put them on my work table and as night falls they are slowly opening. How can something so beautiful looking also smell as beautiful as it looks. One of the marvels of life.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Beautiful Books

This beautiful magazine came in my mail yesterday. It's packed with inspirational pieces and already I want to get back to making my stuffed dolls. Thanks to Kim for her blog giveaway which I won!
This book was sitting on the shelf of my local 2nd hand store waiting for me to find it. I've long been a fan of Denyse Schmidt and have spent more hours than I can admit just lusting over her creations on her site. Now I can make my own. So thrilling...and I know what I am making this year to give to family and friends at Christmas time. Time to get out the sewing machine oil.
Hope you are all having a splendid creative day. Talk soon, hugs from Norma

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Studio Clean Up and Celebration


Hello to each and every one of you - my friends, acquaintances, neighbors, fellow artists, muses, garden birds ... I've been missing you and have been thinking lately that it is time to get back into the swing of life. I fell into a rabbit hole I think. Something happened anyway and a year has passed. It happened in the blink of an eye it seems.
So I pried open the door of the studio and gosh you should see the spider webs around here. Oh the dust! I'm airing it out with the door and windows wide open; I've found the dust rags and mop and rolled up my sleeves and am getting to work. I want it spotless for when I make biscotti and a pot of tea to serve to you when you come visit.

In honor of creative spirit and friendship, I made 3 little scherenschnitte cuttings for a give away. Just leave a comment on this post and I'll put your name into the bowl, give it a stir and draw 3 names at the end of the month. You can suggest your preferences if you like. The choices are a floral spray, a robin on the wing and a sparrow on a branch.
The paper used is black Fabriano fine artist paper and is acid-free and color fast. Good luck and we'll talk soon! Creative hugs to you from Norma