I’m for sale!

OK, I actually mean some of my designs are for sale.   Let me first re-introduce you to my amazing friend Lynn.   Lynn is a phenomenal fiber and collage artist.   She is starting a small business, in thermofax screens.   What is a thermofax screen, you ask?   Well, it is some magic that puts a black and white image onto a silkscreen so you can print that image over and over again.   Lynn is selling her own designs, as well as some other artists’ designs.

One of the things I’ve been doing recently is trying to come up with designs for Lynn.   These are the ones I’ve come up with that Lynn is offering in her amazing Etsy shop.   These images are swiped from the shop, click on Etsy and it will take you there.

skelly fish

skelly fishskully flowers

skully flowerstwo skeletons

skelly duopile 'o' skullies

pile-o-skullies

Lynn will also put your design on a thermofax screen, and sell you the ink to print it.   She has videos showing how to use the screens.   Thank you Lynn, I’m honored to be a part of your store.

Where I stood, at a garden wedding

Our friends were married in Matthaei Botanical Gardens Friday night.   The gardens are a wonderful place to visit.feet

There are lots of of strange tropical flowers to see.   We were inside, rain was pounding outside.

flowers

Bright colors set against dark green, everywhere you look you’re sure that can’t really exist in nature.

vows

It was a lovely wedding among the flowers.     Rain on your wedding day foretells a long and happy marriage.

sunset

The rain was followed by this, a beautiful sunset.

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.

Lucky old sun

Last time Mark and I were in North Carolina, we bought a big metal face to hang on the peak of our front porch.   The other day, Mark decided it was time to get the face up there.

I thought we would just hang it, but Mark had a vision.   He saw red and orange behind the face, and asked me to paint it.   Try as I might, I could not see his vision.

painting the peak

So Mark started painting.   When he first started with the red, I wasn’t at all worried, because I knew it would be easy for me to paint over it.   Then he continued with the yellow, and I started to see what he meant.

adding orange

Once Mark added the orange, I thought maybe this would work.

testing the sun

Then Mark held the face in place, and I knew he’d done the right thing.

done

Here she is, all finished and waiting to greet you.

closeup

I’m very happy with our big face.

Where I stood, partying on the street

bbb feet

Today   Bumpers, Bikes and Bands!   We’re celebrating classic cars, motorcycles and music in Plymouth’s Old Village.   Come join the party, noon to five today!!   See ya there!

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.

Learn something new

linsang

The linsang has big black eyes, and hunts like a snake.   This lithe little carnivore is related to mongooses (mongeese?) and civets.   Jeremy is a spotted linsang, as opposed to a banded linsang.   Jeremy likes frogs and lizards and eggs.   He runs very fast and very low, with his belly nearly touching the ground.   Like many of my friends, Jeremy sleeps all day and prowls all night.

fallow deer

Fallow deer live in the forests of southern Europe, and are rarely seen.   They are gentle creatures who enjoy being petted, and they are vegetarians.   Franz, like all his relatives, is a very social creature.   It is quite a sight to see this gentle creature in the wild.   Franz will shed his antlers in the spring, but the new ones will grow even bigger!   Like all fallow deer, Franz has no idea how pretty he is!

mosquito

You’ve met Katrina’s relatives, surely, for Katrina is a mosquito.   There are thousands of different kinds of mosquitoes.   You are familiar with their bite, those are females feeding on your blood.   She is piercing your skin with a set of sharp, slender stylets.   It might help you to know that Katrina’s life expectancy is only three to five days, so if you were to slap her, you aren’t shortening her lifespan by much.   Still, her opinion is a little different.   She’s just trying to procreate.

baby bunny

bunny

I was taking a walk yesterday and this little dude ran off a lawn and into the street, afraid of the noise of a weed whipper.   With a little encouragement he went back on the grass and off toward the woods, I hope he/she found home and is happy now.