Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Stage Is Set

 The stage is set, the table is set, the food is ready. Ruthie is making one final check! The guests will be here any moment……


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Keeping Children Busy at Christmas Time

 Aesop and the Princely Dragon took the children on a field trip. They got to watch trains at a village nearby. Guess what they picked for lunch?

Friday, December 10, 2021

New Dishes

 Mama Bear offered to help make new dishes for the big party. 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Angel Wings

 You can’t have a Christmas Pageant without children in costumes. Crinkle wire makes beautiful wings and a giant tangled mess!

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Keeping Busy

 Keeping kids busy before a holiday is never easy. Today Once and the Princely Dragon have teamed up to help some of the children make fresh green ornaments for their neighborhood.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

First Order of Business

 With the responsibility of planning Christmas Eve celebrations, the first order of business for the Tree Spirits was looking for tables and chairs. They asked the community to loan what they could. 

Well of course as the furniture piled up the temptation to play grew too. Furniture forts are the best!

Monday, December 6, 2021

Setting The Stage

 Ruthie has invited the Tree Spirits to set the stage and plan all of the Christmas Eve festivities. She has asked then to include as many neighbors as possible in planning and participating that night.

The Tree Spirits are anxious to get started. The first thing they did was lower a curtain to keep all the preparations as secret as possible. Fortunately they have offered us back stage access so we can see what is happening.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Ruthie’s Bedroom

 This is Ruthie in her bedroom in the Golden Castle. She has her own miniature pajaki.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021

Placemat Map

Find your way in the village.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Placemat Maps

 I used to have a large collection of placemat maps. These were placemats you’d find in small town restaurants in high tourist locations. They pinpoint area attractions and tell you about local businesses. I always loved the quirky artwork.

Here is my placemat map for The Village part of the World of Possibilities. 

The drawing is complete and I’ve transferred the design to fabric.

Ready to stitch!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Linda Eaton


 I was so lucky to know Linda Eaton. She is the woman in the middle of the photo above. The woman on the right is Tricia Nguyen, the mastermind behind the Cabinet of Curiosities, and the reason Linda and I met. 

Linda approached me out of the blue one evening with an email inviting me to exhibit my casket at Winterthur. WOW! After I accepted, spoke to Linda via email, and calmed down I had to thank Tricia for making this happen. She downplayed her involvement at the time but I knew she had made it happen.

And then I got to know Linda. Oh our friendship was way too brief.

I just learned this morning that Linda died last night. 

Linda had an Indianapolis connection. We often spoke about her coming to visit my studio and having time to get to know each other better. It never happened. 

So I will treasure what little I time I had with her. I feel that I only knew a tiny little bit about a woman of enormous talent, energy and creative enthusiasm. Here is one link to more about Linda .

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Castle Archway

 The castle archway began years ago as a theater arch only partially completed. 

I pick the project up again, widen the arch and now I’d like to finish it. I am including children from the Dragons kingdom. They are the happy children from the front of my first casket and will be playing instruments and dancing once again.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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