Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Collage

This picture isn't the best and I had to split it up as it's 20 inches tall. I wasn't sure if I could tip the picture that was on it's side around so used this one! It's for the collage society show at Downers Grove Library in April. The theme is Earth Stories and I really like this quote.

Egg Collection

I've been collecting eggs since I took a Ukrainian egg workshop when we lived in Iowa. They do take patience! I have eight that I made and the one with the tulip, the black one with pinkish lines I bought. The rust colored one with kind of a quilt style design I made for the workshop I'm doing at the Center this week. Maybe next year I'll try to do the workshop on the Ukrainian eggs.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thinking about Summer Sketch class!

Looking back at some work from past summers made me anxious for our summer sketch class. This one was at the Garfield Conservatory. Summer will be here before we know it!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bird house for Bets

I wonder if I can haul this on the plane when I fly to N. C. in April!!

Yasmine and Toby- buddies

Marshall and Emily came for the weekend and brought Yasmine the black Lab. He and Toby get along great. They do lots of wild chasing and then flop for a long nap.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tree Whispers

Tree Whispers

I told Beverly I'd post these photos of the tree whispers display at the Newberry Library. It's an exhibit that a teacher from Columbia College has beenworking on for nine years. She and another artist made handmade paper rounds and sent them out to schools, calligraphers, and anyone interested to write their "tree stories". Some are beautiful and artisitic, along with some by children done in crayon. Then you'll see the trees displayed -hung on string to create the trees...

The "trees" in the Tree Whispers display

This photo was from the Calligraphy Conference at Naperville this summer, but it's now
hanging at the NEWBERRY LIBRARY along with the Calligraphy Exhibit that is a yearly show. Visit www.treewhispers.com for more information.