Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy
May 27, 2012
Sophia & I Make a Tree
Sophia and I made this tree last month, using this tutorial as a guide.
We took the pictures of her and Lily especially for sitting in the tree.
Sophia drew this owl large on a sheet of 8.5 X 11 paper and thanks to the magic of scanner and computer, we were able to shrink it down to the perfect size for perching in our tree. A kraft paper nest and blue paper eggs completed our vision of a sweet spring tree.
Professor's wife, mother of four, zannma to two. Grew up in Coral Gables, Florida, transplanted to Indiana at age 40, where I saw my first snow and learned to love wool. We homeschooled three of the kids, I helped to create a used bookshop ( Wabash River Books 1996-2005)and became an online bookseller. I started this blog to share my mid-life artwork (primarily fiber), poetry and creative explorations. On March 18,2006 my 20 year-old son Patrick died...and my world irrevocably changed.
I've just turned sixty-one. Life still seems very beautiful and sweet and sad. I'm in the 5th year of co-hosting a monthly poetry reading at a local coffee house, closed another bookshop this year, still feeling I'm standing in liminal space.Right now my urge is to resist commitments & just breathe, write, make art.