Friday, November 30, 2012


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I planted a scarlet oak tree probably ten years ago, it is getting quite tall and full. It is gorgeous! The leaves in Autumn are a lovely red, as you can imagine by the name.
I gathered leaves and dried them this year to make wreaths and such.
They do not hold their color at all, unfortunately.
For our Thanksgiving gathering I created a few decorations with them anyway. I made wreath forms with willow whips and with lilac runners and then secured them ( and burnt the living day lights out of my thumb) with the hot glue gun.
I didn't really know where to hang
G the wreath where it would show up, and settled on the unconventional wreath hanging location of the fridge!
I like it! It works!

Location:Porcupine Creek,Troy,United States

Sunday, November 18, 2012


It was time for the pumpkin to hit the compost heap and I liked having something sort of round on this planter, so I got a wild hair and took a walk with the clippers and here are the results!
The twig orb.

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Location:Porcupine Creek,Troy,United States

Friday, November 9, 2012


This is what we woke up to!

It started yesterday afternoon, when I took my evening walk it was snowing hard. It was gorgeous, and quiet and just sticking to the ground.
It snowed steadily till around midnight and was still coming down lightly this morning.

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Location:Porcupine Creek,Troy,United States

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Balmy Autumn

The larch are changing colors everyday.
One day soon, all the needles will be on the ground.
I had planned to take a hike up the Yaak River with a friend,
and she cancelled at the last minute.
I decided not to drive all that way by myself
so I took a "neighborhood" hike to enjoy the
colors and the unseasonably warm temps.
I love this hike in any season!
But this season of golden light
is pretty amazing!
Bull Lake and Ibex Peaks
from on high.

Monday, November 5, 2012


I am grateful to have a marvelous and ever changing view at my art table.

I am grateful that my friend, Carolyn, loaned me her serging machine.

I am grateful that I have lots of storage space and therefore have saved all kinds of scraps and junkie that have turned into interesting things in my craft space.

See the reflection of the big larch in the glass of the painting!

Grateful! Yes, I am!
I think this will be part of our Thanxgiving decor this year.
I am grateful and happy that I have time to goof off creating weird items,
Art-ing things that make me smile (and no doubt make other people wonder about my sanity!)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trick or Treat!

We had an office Halloween Party.
We kept the office open past business hours
and handed out candy to trick or treaters,
but we asked that they perform tricks
for treats. This was GREAT
entertainment for us!
Our faces hurt from laughing!
Jay's familys faces just hurt!
They were the zombi family.
I thought they looked the
Jordan Family car wreck!

I forgot my pumpkins at home that morning,
thankfully Barb brought hers in
along with the "traditional" (snort)
carved pineapple!

Here is one of our tricksters!
This ninja also did some fancy ninja moves for us!
We had a great time!
We had the table fully decorated and loaded
with apetizers.
We had adult beverages.
Most of us were costumed.
We had to dash out and recruit trick or treaters!
The parents seemed to really love watching their children
come up with tricks and then perform them!
We are now trying to drum up an excuse to have another
shindig at the office.
We are also brainstorming ideas for next Halloween
to make it even better!