Where I stood…

feet on stool
On top of a new project, but you’ll have to wait to see it!

Now that the weather is cooler, it’s time to move indoors and get some art done!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Planting a tree

dig circle

First, dig a circle.   Mark will tell you it should be a round circle, I will tell you round is over-rated.

dig out dirt

Get rid of all the grass.   Make it a big hole, but not a real deep one.

more dirt

There is always lots of grass.   Sometimes you can move some of the grass to a place where grass isn’t growing that well.

all the dirt

Loosen the soil, but not too much right under where the root ball will be.   You need harder earth to support the weight.

bound roots

The roots will be all bound up in a ball.   Loosen them.

unbound roots

Use your fingers to pull the roots out so they can grow.

fill around

Fill in with good dirt.   Try for level, and try not to have branches that will grow into the street.

mark with tree

When you’re done, water it well and tell it to grow and be happy.   We are still planting lots of trees!

Skulls at the ATC meeting

Tonight I ran our artists’ trading card meeting, and I had everyone work on skulls!   First, there were paper mache skulls on lollipop sticks for folks to decorate!

flower skull and bloody skull
Flower skull and bloody skull
A much coveted golden skull
A much coveted golden skull
Lover skulls
Lover skulls
The rare ruffled skull
The rare ruffled skull

Then I rubber stamped cards with a skull image I had carved, and everyone got to decorate those.

beautiful sequins
Beautiful sequins
What beautiful eyes you have
What beautiful eyes you have
bling skull
Bling skull
mardi gras skull
Mardi gras skull
sophisticated skull
Sophisticated skull
beautiful background
Beautiful background

It is a great group, you can give them any silly stuff and they are happy to work away at it.

everyone working hard on the skulls
Everyone working hard on the skulls

Art is very serious stuff!

me with my faithful assistant
Me with my faithful assistant

Autumn market

When Lynn posted this, I just assumed I missed a cool little market day outside the Wilcox house.   It turns out they are doing the market every weekend in October.   The did a wonderful job decorating the house, and the weather was perfect the other day when Mark and I stopped by.

wilcox gate

The gate of the house looking very festive.

market

The market.

raven

Nevermore.

leaves

Pretty fall leaves.

Where I stood….

Did you miss me?   My site was down, and I can’t believe how much it upset me.   I didn’t realize how much I need this outlet.   It’s back, due to the genius of my IT person, my tenant, and my friend Kari.   (She has to be all three, she’s very busy.)

feet-shoes

I stand in front of my Chuck Taylor’s, it’s getting too cold for them.   I hate that!   I wore them tree planting the other day, and got them filthy and soaked, gotta wear better shoes for tree planting.

feet-bush

I also stand in front of a bush I planted with Mark.   Mark is going bush and tree crazy.   He’s finding stuff on sale cheap, so now we are planting trees and bushes all over our properties and the rest of Old Village.

trees in van

Our big van with all the supplies Tony and Mark use to go around the city planting trees.   I thought Mark wanted beautiful trees in our city to increase property values and make it a beautiful place.   Now I’m starting to wonder if he won’t be happy until Old Village is a forest!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Round Robin page and an ATC

The round robin book I’ve been working on recently is all about self portrait.   It’s for Barb, and she requests we do self portraits of who we are, or want to be.   I want to be a travelin’ girl.

I’ve got pictures of myself in Washington D. C., Portland Oregon, London England, and a print I made of Mark and me on the Brooklyn Bridge.

I also got some artists’ trading cards made:

This month’s theme was nudity, and Venus is my favorite nude.

Furry Friends

Yesterday, I headed out to Marshall, MI to the Fiber Fair.

First, I stopped at Dan’s to drop Mark off, he had no interest in a fiber fair.   There we encountered many geese.

I got to the Fiber Fair just in time to see them close everything up, but I did manage to get a few photos of some beautiful furry friends!

Some had haircuts, some didn’t.

All packed up and ready to go home!

Where I stood..

Last week I was standing amongst the graffiti of New York.   Art is everywhere!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.