Friday, July 8, 2016

Greentree


Portrait of Chris, Kelly, and Dooley, with their cats Zeke and Ollie. Wild turkeys join them in the tall Douglas Fir.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Night Beasts

                                            monkey in the pepper clouds

                                               zebra in the apple shrubs


                                                elly in the berry vine

Friday, December 18, 2015

Jileke Love


I based a character from a book I illustrated: "Everything Pink, I Think" on Imke. She was so happy to be the main character, and she gave me a gift of a pink frame which she decorated.  
I made a cross stitch to go with the frame of the little flying creature, the robin, some sea-stars, and the flower, who are all in this book too. 



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Spirit of the Tree


 A birch tree grew near my Mother's house, in a neighbor's garden. My Mom could see it out of her dining room window, and she loved looking at it in all seasons. Birds sat in it singing their songs, the branches swayed happily in the wind, and the tree grew tall in all the years. 
 
But one day it was decided that the tree had to be cut down. It was a sad day for everyone who enjoyed the tree.

My Mother requested that I make a stitched portrait of the birch tree to give to her neighbors. I put their children, Yente and Binck playing happily next to the tree, and the familiar blackbirds perched on its branches.


Here is her neighbor Sophia with her stitched tree picture, "The Spirit of the Tree"

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Computer Memory

I made this during a time when my computer's memory was being operated on. Poor Eyreequel (my computer) kept freaking out, so we had to add a new brain. He was out of commission for a few days, so I cross stitched a portrait of him and his memory.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love Awakens

"Love Awakens"
Started this during a short stay at St. Luke's hospital

then finished at my Mom's while visiting her.
Inspired by Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"


...owned by Konijn Marshall...

Friday, December 26, 2014

Festive Felines


"Festive Felines" a stitched portrait of my son and his ladyfriend, and their four cats.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Above the world


"Above the world, in the blue of the sky,
Lives Sunrise in a golden sandcastle on high"


This cross stitching was created for the book "Kelli Smith's Poems", to illustrate one of the poems. 
The book of poetry, photography, and art was published to help 5 year old Kelli Smith with treatment for neuroblastoma cancer.

Buy it here: Kelli Smith's Poems


Saturday, August 30, 2014

I am going to fly today



This cross stitching was created for the book "The Girl With Her Beautiful Poems", to illustrate one of the poems. 
The book of poetry, photography, and art was published to help 8 year old Stacey Mowle with treatment for neuroblastoma cancer.
Buy it here: The Girl With Her Beautiful Poems

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Grizzle


                                                                ...Grizzle...
                           Our first sighting of the creature was on the stone wall 
                           behind our house. It looked like a slinking diseased ghost.

                           A very shy apparition … the white underfur, almost minklike, 
                           appeared from a distance to be some sort of severe mange.

                           If you saw him, it would be for an instant .. the second he 
                           knew you could see him …. gone .. slunk off.

Friday, April 5, 2013

George Harrison

                           Here Comes the Sun

                         Within You, Without You

                       While my Guitar Gently Weeps