Friday, December 30, 2011

Closing Daybook

Having 2 personal blogs has been fun. However I am closing my daybook now.
All posts and art will be @ gemmashouse  from now on....
with love and good wishes to all.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

for  my dear friend
Ninnie Tharpe  
Jamie Tharpe Chancey

Saturday, December 10, 2011

a simple womans daybook

working 8 hours a day
home briefly
make food to take to a party
Party party
home again
make food to take to another party
then off to photograph a virgin a day
which are posted here
then off to work again.
How are things in your world?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gothic English novels

Inspiration avenue has a unique theme this week. We were asked to create something that
evokes a feeling or represents  English literature. In many of the gothic novels I have
read such as Wuthering Heights, Rebecca, Jane Eyre,to name a few, there is usually a full moon,
a rocky outcrop, a craggy coastline, stormy seas and a dark mysterious old house sitting on a hill.
This is my entry into IA this week. It was fun. To see the other entries go here.
Now back to my book.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A simple womans day book

Outside my window..... sunshine and shadows
Inside....relaxed cozy morning
I am currently reading...The Sound of Paper
Listening to...Arcosanti Bells
On my mind...planning to deck halls with simplicity this year
Noticing that...the dust bunnies are multiplying again
From the kitchen...a fruit smoothie.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

gratitude for you

Thanks for being you

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Arles gate

While traveling to Arles France with virtual paintout,
I found an old gate
for inspiration.

Gates inspire me.
I love
 the spiritual symbolism
 associated with gates.
The link to the actual gate is here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The southwest desert
welcomes all the snowbirds
other birds flying through.
Hail to thee, blithe spirit!
Bird thou never wert,
That from Heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
To a Skylark.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Eleven's the number for me.

An auspicious day.
I am working on a painting.
Tall palm trees to represent the date
11:11AM and 11:11 PM.
It's not finished so I'm not putting it here.
It has about as many palm trees as
this street in San Deigo.

Hope everyone enjoyed their day of elevens.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Art Nouveau Angels faces

Art Nouveau angel face

The faces are made of sculpty clay, fired and painted.
Their wings are green and gold brocade
with swirls and flourishes.

The angels have wild hair
(the only style I know.)

These little angel faces ornaments I am making
fit into this weeks Inspiration avenue theme :
Art Nouveau.
They will have wires for hanging.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

Miss Strawberry Shortcake stopped by last night....always fun to see her!