NIght and Day

January 29, 2010

I know this is not what you expected when you read the title of this post but hang in there with me.

Try this….put your cursor at the top of the picture in the link below,

then s l o w l y move the cursor to the bottom of the pic…no stopping, no clicking on the mouse.

How cool is that!


Sneek Peak…Twice!

January 22, 2010

Last night, busy in my studio, I decided to take a computer break. As usual, I got caught up and before you know it, I had spent almost 25 minutes online (considering I just went there to refresh my memory on a photo I had taken…mmmph!).

I stretch, after having sat there for so long, look over and see this red blob on my floor,

and realize that there’s a barely perceptible whizzing noise coming from the blob as well.  Now what do you think this can be?

Of course the first thing any sane person does in this type of situation is….grab  the camera, of course (duh!).

First things first, earlier in the afternoon I was helping my son with his homework. We finished and he left the room to repack his book bag. I then began to wonder what little gift he set up for me.

So with camera in hand I step closer to reveal my gift (can you see it yet??????).

And what to her wondering eyes should appear (yeh I know, must still be in the mind for Christmas)…


…but a little boy – fast asleep.  Awww shucks…isn’t that the best gift?

BTW, the big round thing under the blanket is my exercise ball.

Don’t ask.


In a few weeks, the art group I belong to (  will have a fiber art orchid exhibition at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, NC. We are so excited. So for the past few weeks I have been hard at work finishing all my pieces. Here’s a sneak peak at another one of them.

I’ve tried something totally new for me and have hand painted this one using acrylic paint on Pimatex cotton, with Gac 900 as the textile medium (yah me!)

Using Golden Gac 900 with their line of fluid acrylics (instead of regular textile medium) gives the fabric a softer hand than even using Jacquard textile paint, which is what I started with.  The area at the bottom right (painted with Jacquard and medium) is much harder, almost like paper, than the rest of the piece.

I think I’m in love…with Golden products that is.


Captured Moments

November 23, 2009

…dancing with my shadows

Captured Moments 2

November 12, 2009

A few weeks ago I asked my son what he wanted to do on his day off from school. He said “something fun please”. Now the pressure was on…what to do to entertain an 8 yr old????

I decided on a “Picture Day”. and he was all for it. We took our cameras and I drove way into the countryside, pulling over whenever we chose to take pictures of nature, dilapidated buildings, gigantic rocks in from of an abandoned cemetery…anything was fare game.

on-rockon the rocks

barnpicthe artist

red truckcool car huh?

wish we could have gotten closer.

barn pics


Se ya next time “In the Hayloft”,

Captured Moments

November 5, 2009

Over the years I have discovered that I like taking pictures. I love the spontaneity and the serendipity of the moment.

By far I am not, nor do I profess to be, a professional photographer, just a lover of images….those single, fleeting moments in time that are captured by a camera.

I am especially drawn to those photographs that evoke a response of some kind from the viewer, whether a smile or laugh or even tears.

So, from time to time, I will post one of my captured moments. Sometimes it will have a caption…..or not.

Here’s my first.


self portrait

(a very rare occurrence , let me tell you)


See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,