Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Taking Some Time

Hi all,

I'm going on an indefinite blog hiatus (which apparently started in June). I just wanted to let you know, as there are a few of you who actually check in periodically, and I didn't want to leave you wondering why I just stopped posting altogether. I'm not sure when I'll be back at it...but know that I appreciate you, that I've loved your company while I've shared my attempts to document life and love and language. Hopefully I won't be a stranger for too long.

Take care,


Thursday, June 20, 2019


The "vitrina" prompt sent me first to the dictionary, and then to my bin o' scraps. I assembled a series of little collages in a "display case"-style card. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Today's "yellow" prompt called for something light and whimsical. The ICAD challenge has been a delight, ensuring that I make time each day to do something creative, even if only for a few minutes. 


The "yearbook" prompt led to the unearthing of one of my high school yearbooks, which led to a mix of nostalgia and cringing as I leafed through it, which led me to the decision to make copies of several pages, which then led to the most delightful part: cutting up pieces of my past and re-assembling them here. Friends forever! Best of luck in the future! Have a great summer! Remember me! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


The "wood" prompt brought to mind the color scheme, and this week's mark-making/drawing/sketching theme led to some scribbling, cutting, pasting, and stitching. Fun card to create! I love the unevenness of hand-cut circles. Perfection is boring. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

ICAD 15-16

Tempestuous hues and textures emerged from the "storm" prompt. 

This one's an off-prompt card.  I worked with this week's drawing/sketching theme instead.  I closed my eyes, flower in one hand, a fountain pen in the other, and made a "blind" repetition drawing. 


Lots of messy stitching (my favorite kind), courtesy of the "thread" prompt.