Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This was the first poem I'd written in ages. A difficult poem written just before my ex and I decided to divorce. It kept me going for a while.

Forgo the bite, the bitter
And drumming of the fight
Inhale the low and humming
And let the matter go

Close lid to fist, to fuming
And glean what there is hid
Inside, beside, between
And spare the man his pride

Then lift the eyes, the ego
And buy for him a gift
Infuse your how and why
With forgiveness known, and now

Let free the harsh, the harm
And set the route to be
Divergent of regret
And know you left with love

Monday, February 2, 2009

Work In Progress

I've been commissioned to create a Peg-legged Pirate Pig on the Poop Deck. Really. Here is what I have so far. It's about 3" wide and will stand about 4" tall once the pig has a head.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I bought these from on etsy. I love this woman's work... she's out of Manchester, England. I bought the second two and she sent the first two as a thank you! Wonderful!

Monday, January 26, 2009


I seem to be incapable of putting down a canvas lately.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The World Rests

Here is a new original artwork I finished this afternoon. Taken from a poem I wrote a while ago, it's made from paper clay, natural wool (thank you for it, Karin), pine needles, and acrylic paint on canvas.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Sunday After

Here is a little statue I finished today. For some insane reaswon, I can't get a clear photo with my camera. Therefor, I have begun using the camera as a hammer. Much more useful.
She's a little less than 5" tall and is made from paper clay and paper mache (dress and bow). It's hard to see the texture in these photos.
I was inspired by a wonderful Patty Griffin song and little Miss Mia.

Sunday after
There was laughter in the air
Everybody had a kite
They were flying everywhere
And all the trouble went away
And it wasn't just a dream
All the trouble went away
And it wasn't just a dream

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Something Useful

My sister posted this button on her blog and I love this site. She has a huge headstart on food storage, and I'm a beginner, but...

I've been watching the History/Discovery/Natural Geographic chanel too much and have become slightly concerned about asteroids/super volcanos/pandemics/famine/roving marauders/very large-very small insects/gamma ray blasts/plate techtonics/global warming/the Incan Calender ending in 2012/the North Atlanitc Conveyer/ and black holes.
Here is a little way of making myself a little less freaked out about extinction level events:

Useful information for an uncertain world.