Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
online shop. Constructed of hand painted and printed watercolor paper with a 1/4-inch spine, each pamphlet-stitched booklet contains 7 folios (28 pages) of fine drawing paper and has a handsewn button and cord closure. Each is $10 plus $3 for worldwide shipping.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Every nano location in coastal California is its own microclimate. Things can grow well around the block but not necessarily precisely where I am, all factors considered. And erecting a windbreak where my garden beds are would be impractical and cost-prohibitive.
Bummer. It's back to store-bought organic greens for me. The truth is, after those first few salads, I haven't been enjoying eating out of the garden because the veggies are tough and bitter (several lettuce varieties, two spinach varieties, two or three romaine varieties). And what I planted from seed, although nearly everything germinated, has been extremely slow to grow as well as attracting snails to those tender new shoots. I can't bring myself to kill snails -- I put them in a dish a carry them about 200 feet to the bluff and wish for them happy lives elsewhere. Fortunately there aren't many of them, but just one can do a lot of damage.
The Lemonade ~ I'm turning the veggie beds into flower beds and mulching with cocoa bean mulch which repels snails. I have a few starts to put out already and will add more over time.
Just another one of life's many lessons that you gotta go with the flow. Also that you can't bend nature to your whim...earth bats last.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
ICADs, etc. Yesterday I was inspired to make these photo cards from images I printed out maybe two months ago. Eventually things get done around here.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
here on Andria's blog, that had been reposted by Pamela on her CappuccinoAndArtJournal Facebook page. Funny how these things go...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mary Ann Moss just revealed her latest online class, SEWN. Check out the video. It's gonna be a blast!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Here are Monday's and Tuesday's Index-Card-a-Day (ICAD) pieces. If you're not sure yet what the ICAD challenge is, go to the link to find out. Anyone can join in, you don't need to sign up or anything, it's free (Tammy is requesting a completely voluntary donation, if possible), and you can jump in at any time. You don't have to show anyone your work, or you can. The only thing that's asked of you is to commit yourself to making a small piece of "play" on a card (3.5 x 5.5 to 4 x 6 inches) every day this month and next. Use the challenge, if you decide to take it on, as you see fit.
Anyhow, this process and my blogging about it several times a week brought to mind the Sketchbook Project 2011. The sketchbook was actually created in 2010, and the Art House Co-op made the library of submitted books available for viewing beginning in 2011. My chosen theme was "lines and grids" and I created collages. Here's a link to those.