Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Giveaway | Knot Gardens

Topiary Collection

Topiary Collection III

Topiary Collection II
I'm having a giveaway! A bundle of six fat quarters from my new Topiary Collection on Spoonflower!
To enter, leave a message with one or two favorites from the Topiary Collection and a way to contact you please.
You have until Friday, July 1st, 9 pm EST to enter and I will announce a winner on Saturday.
You can see all twelve new fabrics on Spoonflower. Good luck to you!
The winner is: 
Erika Lee Sears

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Studio | Allée of Trees

Allée of Trees

Allée of Trees III
A sneak peek for you. I've been working on new paintings and fun new fabrics.
Stay tuned, there's more to come...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Company We Keep

I heard a fly buzz

I heard a fly buzz when I died;
The stillness round my form
Was like the stillness in the air,
Between the heaves of storm.

storm cloud

The eyes beside had wrung them dry,
And breaths were gathering sure
For that last onset, when the king
Be witnessed his power.

swarm of empresses

I willed my keepsakes, signed away
What portion of me I
Could make assignable, -and then
There interposed a fly,

With blue, uncertain, stumbling buzz,
Between the light and me,
And then the windows failed, and then
I could not see to see.

-Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, June 21, 2011



thistles III

thistles V

thistles VI
Aren't these thistles spectacular? The fields are dotted with pink!
So very pretty! See a few more pictures on flickr.

Monday, June 20, 2011


ant hill
A new painting in my shop: Ant Hill
The tiny creatures, the workers, the colonies have captured my attention lately.
Whether ants or bees, they are amazing.
Today only, June 20th, for 24 hours, starting at 8 am ET!
Very exciting!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Treasury | Turn Off Your Computer

turn off your computer
Turn off your computer and go outside!
But not before checking out these amazing finds on Etsy!
Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Waking the Dragon

waking the dragon
This morning I happened upon a group of sleeping dragonflies in the tall grassy fields.

waking the dragon II
They were a little sluggish at this early morning hour, 

waking the dragon VII
so I was able to coax a couple out of the grass for a closer look. 

waking the dragon IV
Their wings sparkled with little flecks of gold. 
Eventually they flew away.