Monday, December 27, 2010

About Christmas ....

With Jesus among us ...
I'm trusting you had a great Christmas, I love you.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Week 4

This is the fourth week of Advent.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Week 3

Nothing is small is done out of love.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Morning Star Mary

SERIOUSLY... I see a face in this picture. Can you see Her? This image was taken during the same photo shoot as the picture below only with no flash....I almost deleted it but it caught my eye. I showed my family and they all see Her too. I'm in awe at it. It's a big deal to me anyway.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

This years costume...Link
A character from the video game The Adventures of Zelda.
(thank-you Tom)
What do you do when you run out of candy to give on Halloween night?

You could do what one of our delerious neighbors decided to do.
Give away your personal belongings.
She gave my 7 year old grandson
a pillow with a catchy saying.

~" Of all the things I lost it seems I miss my mind the most."~

Seeing as how Halloween was just yesterday.... reminds me of this little bat that flew into the car and crashed into my husbands ear as he was driving! This happened on a warm September night and ok so I didn't go blogging it right away but I'm telling you now aren't I? It was so eerie. So it flies in and he's thinking it must be a bird. He feels it on his ear and he grabs it and flings it off. It goes to the floor of the car and stays very still....he thought it was dead. He pulled off the road and sees a brown lump on the floor and gets back to driving the few blocks home. At home he notices it's a bat not a bird at which point he calls us out to see it. I grab an old glass jar with a cover and my plan is to bury the little creature. I reach down and he flinches. We are both startled. ...So anyway now this bat is in a jar....what to do next? Take a picture of course!
Bat's eat bugs and I give him a grape...he snarls at my gift. Soon I let him go and he flew away.
It was a whole lot more drawn out...but I'm sparing you the drama.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Trying to get back on track...

...but it's so hard to get back. There are a lot of changes going on in my life. C'est lavie.
I find that art helps to soothe my weary soul. Needle felting is still my favorite way to express myself. Although - sadly I can't seem to get enough definition of detail without making it look like some sort of a cartoon. I can imagine my subject themes much better than my hands can create them. So I at least try to capture the essence of what I'm thinking.
The love between a mother and child is the strongest love I've ever known. I first felt this unconditional love with my own mother and then I didn't think it was possible but I feel it even stronger with my own children. As they grow and leave my arms I can't help but miss the years I held them so close. Is it any wonder why I am compelled to recreate this tender feeling in my art? As I was shaping this latest sculpture with my hands...the mother's head leaned, the child's head leaned and as they both leaned foreheads together it brought a smile to my face and I knew it was done.
When you calculate a math problem or a figure out a puzzle or something tangible like that you know when you're finished. But my art is something that ...honestly somethimes I never feel as if I'm finished with it. I want to tweak it here and there and ugh.... I have been witness to some things getting ruined right before my eyes. I've decided at least this time to just let it go imperfect as it is. Simply because it says what I want, much better than I can.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happiness is getting onto my Blog again!

I've been locked out of my own blog!
For some reason all I ever got was a white page...
But today, I checked for the umpteenth time and it was working.
I don't know why....either way ....YAY!
Here is a bluebird I needle felted.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Can you tell I love religious art?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Little Flower

Little flowers in my yard.

Remind me life is not so hard.

If only we could have no bills...

Like the croci and the daffodils.

If only we could feel no pain...

Like the breaking earth.

Or the falling rain.

Elaine '10

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Xavier's Eighth Birthday

Before Xavier went to sleep I took his picture because it would be the last time I saw him as 7 years old. I'm sentimental that way...................................................................................................
Then while Xavier was at school I baked a chocolate cake and blew up 4 punching balls that look like big balloons I hung some crepe paper and wrapped a few small gifts to surprise him.

Tom frosted the cake and put a little plastic Mario, a number 8 candle and way too many sparklers! If I did this myself I would have only put 8 sparklers..........but it was very exciting to see all those tall sparklers shooting sparks at once. I couldn't get it on camera. Speaking of not getting a picture. I didn't even think to take a picture of his classroom treats this year. They were so pretty too. Ice Cream Cone Cup Cakes. I used wafer cones with flat bottoms. Inside each cone I put 8 M&M candies then I peeled the paper off of a store bought mini cup cake and placed it right inside the cone. It was just the right size and the way the store swirled the white frosting it looked like ice cream. They even had colored sprinkles on top. What kind of a blogger doesn't get a pictures of that? Oh well.....I live for the moment. Oh and when you make these be sure to find a pretty box to send them off in. (presentation!) Size is important these fall over unless they are packed tight. I lined the bottom with a sheet of waxed paper and covered the treats loosely with another sheet of waxed paper. Xavier told me that all of the kids loved them except Olivia complained the cone was stale......... but he told me she still ate it just the same. I imagine the cones sat in that box all day and the frosting probably was softening the cones where it touched. I will keep that in mind next time I make these and brainstorm a way to keep the cones crunchy. I know what Olivia means. There must be a way to keep that cone crunchy. No more birthdays in our house for a good while.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Birthday...

We had Chinese food for dinner. Emma is wearing chopsticks in her hair.

Tom made Papa a King Size Cake!
( Lemon cake with butter cream frosting.)

Xavier's birthday is next week!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It Doesn't Take Much to Amaze Me

So...this evening I'm at my sink doing dishes and I'm looking at my rose. The same one Tom gave me for Valentine's Day. Then I start thinking wow this flower is really lasting a long time. Hmmm it was the 14th and today is the 23rd. That was 9 days ago! Look at it. Of course it's hard to see because as always I just grab the camera.............point ---> shoot and then subject the world to my poor photography skills. Oh well. What a Rose!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Rose

My Single Valentine's Day Rose
from Tom. xox

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More of the ark animals

I know you might have been hoping that I change the subject...but I promised some people I would send some more pictures here. Just bear with me. Enjoy the cuteness. Thanks you guys.
I know I mentioned this but it bears repeating. The animals need a good preening. If I didn't already have so much on my plate I would be happy to take on the task. I guess you would need to use tweezers and a magnifying glass. Then finish off with a gentle artists brush.
I'm sorry to my blogging friends...I haven't been to visit you in a while...but thank-you for stopping by to check up on me. It seems since I left my job I've been busier than ever. I think it's because when I worked late at night I lost so much sleep that I was a zombie. Now that I get more sleep..I get more done.
Now to get a quick game of scrabble in before sleep. xox

Monday, February 8, 2010

Just Noah Alone

A little bit of yesterday....

I listed this antique set of toys on ebay...
but I wouldn't mind if they didn't sell. I love 'em!
Christmas needles stuck in them and all.
I even started naming them.
I call one sweetie pie.
The 5th picture down on this page.
What animal is that?
bbye for now