Friday, June 12, 2009

Hang Dry

Wow, another week has gone by! Hard to believe. I've been busy this week prepping tags to sell. Some I've hand dyed and others I've coffee stained. This is a bit arduous but well worth it. I use a paint brush to brush on the paints and stains and keep reapplying until they look the way I want them to. I used to use a more hit or miss approach that was fast but wasn't always satisfied with the results. I like to hang them to dry, then I can work both sides at the same time. So now I have "the start of something beautiful" as the saying goes...

Friday, June 5, 2009


Thought it was about time "Bertie" made his debut on my blog. He is one of three of my faithful companions. As a work/create at-home artist my days can be very quiet but Bertie keeps me entertained with all his playfulness! He loves to get my attention by waiting until I'm close to the cage (I have him in my studio) and then squawks and flaps his wings until I stop what I'm doing and pay him some mind! He got his name from the old PBS series called "Wooster and Jeeves" an all time favorite of mine. Bertie was one of the main characters on the show (you may now know him as "House".