September 17, 2014

Little Red Phantasm


Growing up there was one particular book that gave me serious heebie-jeebies. It wasn't so much the story as it was the images....this was the volume. One particular page made me shiver....the big bad wolf in Grandmother's bed....something about those very glinty eyes and the pink nightcap. I would always avert my eyes as I walked past the bookshelf where it was innocently perched. From time to time I would poke it back in the recesses so as to hide it the spine from my view. Even more infrequently I would carefully slide it from the shelf and dare myself to read it.

September 16, 2014

Chimera Collage

Chimera, original collage on old children's primer cover

I read somewhere recently that September is National Literacy Month. We always have a couple of read-aloud books going with Lizzie in addition to our own individual books. This week we maxed out our 50 book limit at the library. hah! Guess that's the way it goes when you home-school. Patrick and Lizzie are reading the newly released Sky Pyrates Over Oz. Lizzie and I have just started Little Women (we're on chapter 4 of 47). Patrick and I are both trying to read this book (at the same time) and keep stealing it back and forth. Lizzie just discovered the historical fiction books published by American Girl (thus our maxed out library card!) and I've been listening to the original Grimm's Fairy Tales while I work in the studio at night. I'd love to hear what you've been reading!

September 11, 2014

September Blocks


There are only twelve days 'til the autumnal equinox and around six weeks to Halloween. This means my September offering of art blocks needed a spine-tingling vibe....that and I've been listening to this reading of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde while I cut and paste.

September 8, 2014

Prickly Plaques


I finished up a fresh assortment of prickly plaques over the weekend. They will be posted in the shop throughout the day. Send me a message if you see one you would like to reserve. Enjoy!

August 29, 2014

Summer Treats

Oh the summer treats we have indulged in....

Pineapple Whip in Springfield, Missouri.

Mug N Bun floats in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Peach cobbler at the Peach Park in Clanton, Alabama.

Believe me...this does not account for all of the ice cream we've consumed this summer. It's rather hard to document a treat that melts so quickly and is so yummy. An interesting side note....while Lizzie and I were polishing off the mint-choco and choco-chip cones in the first image we spotted the strangest creature....a uni-cone!!

August 26, 2014

4th Grade



We're getting into our 4th grade groove this week. This may or may not include splashing around in a fountain or two ;)
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