Sunday, April 30, 2017

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters

Today we went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to see this exhibit.  This man did the monsters and creatures and other effects for some major movies, such as Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy.  Seeing these things close up--particularly the womens gowns--breathtaking!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017


I keep having to remind myself that this is not meant to be a portrait, it is meant to be a representation of a landscape.  While I cannot do the "water" areas until last, I couldn't resist trying out a bit of my fibers to see how they would work. I used white rayon ribbon and a new metallic yarn I found--I think they will work great!  


Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Hooking!!

I recently saw the most incredible weavings by fiber artist Thalia Truesdell! I used to weave (about 100 years ago....) Anyway, I could not get her weavings out of my mind.

Flash forward to last Thursday--I am discovering that having hubby retired means we can do things we would not normally do.  We went to a HUGE indoor flea market, tons of stuff--antique, vintage, everything from jewelry to clothes to hand made tables, you name it, it was there.  What did I buy? Wood.  Driftwood, to be exact.  I found these two pieces that remind me so much of the ones I used to find along the Mississippi River when I was growing up.
 They are gorgeous--they even have rocks embedded in them.  And then I knew I was going to hook a piece to go with them!

 So here is my roughed out design.  Still many decisions to make before I begin.

Saturday, April 8, 2017


We thought this day would never arrive!  Wade retired yesterday, and today he dropped off his company van--