Category Archives: Art

Spring Surprises

We’ve lived in our house for over thirty years and though there have plenty of alligator lizard sightings this is the first year we have spotted them copulating – three pairs in two day! It looks like quite a violent … Continue reading

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I Don’t Do Hearts…

Well, I should say I didn’t do hearts! I’m not much of a heart person though I got married in February (38 years ago and not on Valentine’s Day) but I have a dear one who loves hearts and asked … Continue reading

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Finding Surface Designs

I lifted the lid off a cast iron pan after allowing it to cool for cleaning and discovered this… At first I thought – Oh, that’s cool, in a rusty, creepy sort of way, and then I looked again and … Continue reading

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A Good Kind of Exhaustion

If you have ever helped put on a major event you’ll understand how one feels joy and exhaustion at the same time. Joy that so many visitors and participants come together to experience quilt making and fiber art, and exhaustion … Continue reading

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Something New and a Little Green

I was gifted an herb planter set for Mother’s Day (from my Mister), and even though they were in a sunny window, it wasn’t going well until I placed them outside in the (filtered) sun. At first I thought – … Continue reading

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Composition

I walk every morning and take quick shots with my phone. I’m happy when I catch a bit of nature in a neat composition. I spotted this face down, soft yellow flower and didn’t really see anything else at the … Continue reading

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Fire season and Water is Life

We were hit with a heat wave this week but there seems to be a break today, unfortunately several fires have broken out around the state and county. Knowing how these fire can spread and the damage they cause, especially … Continue reading

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Watercolor and Flowers

I was looking through my art supplies and discovered an old box of watercolor tube paints that may have been my dad’s or maybe mine from high school! They were pretty far gone, seeing as they were made sometime between … Continue reading

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Leaf Napkin Ring How to Video

For those of you who prefer a video over a image by image tutorial here is the How to Make a Leaf Napkin Ring video from my Fiber Designs by Ann YouTube channel. If you make these rings I would … Continue reading

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Still Here and Kicking!

There has been much going on and I have been bad about focusing posting. I was happy to learn that the Water is Life quilt exhibit at the United Nations Geneva has been extended for the second time and will … Continue reading

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