October 29, 2009

Crafty Folks I love: Rachel Austin

Rachel Austin's map paintings are lovely, whimsical, and filled with birds!
Love 'em!
Find her work on her website:
And discover her blog:

On her blog you will also find me. Thanks Rachel!

October 26, 2009

Carve Your Own Stamp Class

This weekend I taught a Carve Your Own Stamp workshop at Collage.
On the left is one of my students busy carving away,
on the right are some of my recent stamps,
inspired by the blossoms and seed pods of summer.

October 24, 2009

In the Studio.

I've also been busy in the studio.  
Winter is on the way, which means...
Holiday Sales!
This year I will be participating in:
Hope you Portland folks will swing by!

Can as much as you can!

Having a partner who's a farmer means the joys of the summer bounty.
This year we canned more than ever.  
Here is a look at the last few weeks of activity.
I also decided to hand carve stamps for all our labels this year,
I have to say...I love how they turned out.

October 18, 2009

Looking back on Summer

A little look back at a summer trip to California.
Gamble Gardens, Palo Alto.

Autumn is upon us in Oregon, leaves are changing,
the chill has set in, the Juncos in the yard are busy eating
seeds and fattening up for the long winter ahead.
It feels like it's time to cozy up with tea, a wool blanket,
and a good book.  Any reading recommendations?