Mold Growth Found on Pot

June 15th, 2022

Mold

Mold

Mold

Mold

Mold

Mold

Mold


Watch Yourself

June 11th, 2022

Watch Yourself

Watch Yourself
Watch Yourself

Watch Yourself

Watch Yourself

Materials–hardware cloth, wood, steamer parts, fiber (linen, cotten,and Bamboo), mirror, safety pins, wax.

Scale–10.5″ x 12.5″ x1.75″


Flowers Evoke Memories

June 11th, 2022

Code is three words stitched vertically–flowers evoke memories.

Flowers Evoke Memories

Flowers Evoke Memories

Flowers Evoke Memories

Materials–altered found frame, paint, PVA, dried flowers, cork, paper, bamboo fiber, tacks.

Scale–7.5″ x 10.25″ x 1.75″


June 8th, 2022

A Tree of Many Leaves of a Brachychiton

In 2018, I planted Brachychiton seeds from pods I found in the Home Depot parking lot.

Currently I have one of the potted trees in the foyer. Today I noticed the tree has numerous leaf shapes.

Brachychiton Tree

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

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Evening Primrose

June 3rd, 2022

Unfurling Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose and Companions…

Evening Primrose and Geranium
…a geranium and an ant.


A Part of My Dad’s Collection

June 1st, 2022

When I visited my parents, before my dad became unwell, he would pull out his stamp collection and tell stories about the history of the stamps.

After my dad died, I snagged some of his collection. Not the stamps of value, but the cancelled ones were of value to me.

Piece in Progress

The photo will be inserted to the inside of the lid. The coco fiber blanket to line interior box bottom.
Parts to assemble

My Parents’ Wedding Photo and a Map of Marion Ohio where they lived for over 50 years.

Lid Interior

Coils of Stamps

Stamp Coils

Coil 1

I used three different stamps, two colors of flowers, one butterfly.
The two colors of flower stamps were used for the code. The butterfly stamps were used for spacer between words.

Coil 1

The gold lines and stitching separated the letters in the words.

Coil 1 Detail

Coil 2

Coil 2

Used red thread to stitch each stamp with a single letter. All of the stamps used were flowers and birds.

Coil 2 Detail

Coil 2 Detail

The exception is the stamps used for the word part. I used four stamps that dealt with freedom and democracy.

Coil 2 Detail

Coil 3
All of the stamps were for air mail post.

Coil 3

There is a strip of an aeronautical chart on the back of the stamps, because it fits contextually but also for stability.

Coil 3 Detail

Coil 3 Detail

Beads for Closure
Tying the lid on didn’t quite work, so I made three beads to string onto the tie.

Box Tied

Box Tied

Two of the beads have stamps with images of endangered plants. The center bead has two stamps–one that states freedom of speech, the other a stamp cancelled with Marion, Ohio.

Beads

Bead

Completed Piece

Box Tied

Box Untied

Box Untied

The code is–A few memories of my dad.

Code on lid

Box Interior and Contents

Box Interior

Stamp Coils

Stamp Coils

Stamp Coils

Completed Piece
7.25″ x 3.75″ 4.25″

Materials–cancelled postage stamps, aeronautical chart, paper, found box, paint, wax, cocoa fiber, linen, red thread, cardboard tube, tree wrap, printed images, PVA.


Further from the Truth

June 1st, 2022

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.

Truth

Truth

Truth

Truth

Truth piece with a few pieces made in 2010. Interesting to see them together.

Materials–Bamboo paper towel, tree wrap, linen fiber, oxidized safety pins and wire, roofing felt, hardware cloth, wood, wax.


39 Years 13 Bunnies

May 31st, 2022

A few days ago my husband and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary. Each year I make a piece to mark the day. This year I made a little book that contains images of all of our bunny companions.

Bunny Book

Bunny Book
Our First Bunny
Bunny Book

Bunny Book

Bunny Book

Bunny Book

Bunny Book

Bunny Book

Bunny Book

Bunny Book

Bunny Book
Our New Bunny Pair
Bunny Book


Tray for Book
Bunny Book

Materials List

Flash cards 9″ x 3″, kraft paper, roofing felt, tree wrap, printed photos and labels, contact paper, PVA, cotton and linen cord, pit fired ceramic beads, wax, hardware cloth, and crimping sleeves.

Bunny Book

New Bunny Family Members

May 25th, 2022

New Bunny Family Members

New Bunny Family Members

They are so bonded at times they look like one bunny.
One Bunny
New Bunny Family Members

Two Bunnies
New Bunny Family Members

New Bunny Family Members

New Bunny Family Members


The Many Forms of Trapped Cactus

May 23rd, 2022

Trapped Cactus Original Cutting
Interesting that the flower bud is located on a leaf that I thought was dying.
Trapped Cactus Cutting

Cutting Taken From Original Trapped Cactus Cutting in Its Normal Setting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Parent May 11 2022
It is still growing in between a fence and a privacy fence.
Trapped Cactus Parent

Even in lousy conditions, the Trapped Cactus blooms!
Trapped Cactus Parent