Writing ~ The Audience

Alfred North Whitehead wrote: “A writer really writes for an audience of about ten persons. Of course, if others like it, that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied, he is content.” I have my group of ten people who like what I write. That’s good. However, I wrote How to Crochet DuringContinue reading “Writing ~ The Audience”

Teapot in a Tempest

“Blue Teapot” ~ March 2019 Acrylic Painting Class ~ First Lesson The instructor gave us a copy of this painting and said this is what we were going to paint today. ME (to myself): Wait, what? Aren’t we going to start with something simple, like stick figures? I can do stick figures. Me and stickContinue reading “Teapot in a Tempest”

Crochet ~ Cat and Friend

I will not be the center of anyone’s universe. It’s the time of year when I give away the fruits of my labors. The hand puppets are going to the kids at church, and the crochet animals are going to the local toy drive for Christmas. All of them will go to new homes, exceptContinue reading “Crochet ~ Cat and Friend”

Crochet ~ “Curiosity Cat”

I am not too keen on being noble. “Hero” “Survivor” “GOAT” “All-Around-Great-Person” Nah…not me. I would rather be known as The Person Who Made Curiosity Cat. I look at Curiosity, and I am reminded of my friend Claudia. Claudia gave me a book of patterns for crochet animals, so it was only fitting that IContinue reading “Crochet ~ “Curiosity Cat””

Needlepoint ~ “Waves Down Under”

Mistakes need love, too. This style of needlepoint is Bargello or Florentine, so called after the city in which it was popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I love this type of needlework. Unfortunately, this piece is upside down. When I made the tote bag, I placed the needlepoint panel the wrong way. IContinue reading “Needlepoint ~ “Waves Down Under””

Mobile Picnics

My husband and I were at Reedley Beech today and met a young woman setting up a display. She and her daughter host “Mobile Picnics” for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions. With her permission, I am sharing her Plush Picnic Halloween Theme. Just shows you what lovely things one can see when one isContinue reading “Mobile Picnics”