whooo whooo

A cool video from youtube-

Michael Franti



Modeled by the very photogenic Sorai. I had a lot of fun with this hat. I especially love using scraps of fabric that may have otherwise been discarded. The owl’s iris was made using the waist band of a wool skirt, pieces too small for a quilt or hooking a rug.


Tripping Lily Youtube

nice song in a great setting.

live the questions


public domain image found here

I wanted to post something today….I had been thinking of a favorite quote and thought I’d include it.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions”

 Rainer Maria Rilke quotes (Austro-German lyric poet, author of Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus, 18751926)

a favorite book of mine by Rilke is Letters to a young poet. While reading about him this morning I realized all the letters were written between the ages of 27-33 years of age. wise young man.




singin bout California

Tripping Lily

tried to write a different post, and it disappearred while writing it……..so here is the post that behaved.

life’s downs and ups

Helene Austin and David Damienr collaborate on a song…..bright and shining.
just what I needed at the end of a loooong week.

traveling together

“We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it’s vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it’s security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.”

 Adlai E. Stevenson quotes (American Politician. Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and Ambassador to the United Nations (1961-65). 19001965)

 Julia Nunes
just love this artist, so do many others. She brings a little sunshine into the world.
Kudos Julia.

Where has the time gone?

I am sorry it’s taken me so long to post, I’ve been a little down in the mouth, as they say. Sometimes when I feel like that, I’m not sure what I have to say…so I had to wait to feel a little more cheery. Nothing major going on, just regular life stuff. Feeling a little Thelma and Louise….if that makes any sense……

 I found an article and photo of work by an architect, Nader Khalili , who builds eco friendly kiln fired homes. I have known of his work, from my friend Darlene. She read a book about his work many years ago, and admired his vision. I like these homes, always loved ceramics, the idea of living in a giant earthen sculpture intrigues me.  I’m not sure what would be cooler,  a tree house or kiln fired home….. what do you think?

a beautiful excerp from Khalili’s book  Racing Alone

Native Americans

created by Zeforah on Youtube


Fun day!

Wow…what a fun day. I’ve gotten the chance to have a booth at a local shop, and will be working there occasionally, helping out. It was such a blast to be around other people that are creative in similar ways as me. A bunch of people that are visually oriented and love old things..it was cool. I was surrounded by old smells, vintage fabrics, cool vintage furniture and silly, funny people. The customers were happy and it was fun to look at their treasures and even sell a few things I’d brought in…….there is a certain rush when someone sees enough value in what you have collected to buy it. Here are a few pictures for all of you who like old things. enjoy!







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