Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The weather. You don't want to know. It's getting me down.
Painting helps. Hope springs eternal.

Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown


  1. Anonymous9:16 a.m.

    i am having the same trouble in Jan. and Feb. - too much gray! I got a full-spectrum light to use for 30 minutes in the morning, and it has made all the difference. My sleep was totally disturbed, but no more. You can read the paper, or, in your case, create a wonderful piece of art, while the light is on. Several types of lights are available on Amazon. Thanks for the beautiful work.
    A quick question - I have lots of old linens that are still intact. Do you have ideas about using these pieces? Dare I cut them?

  2. So much winter this time of year. Your painting gives me hope.

  3. Ellen, what do you want to do with your linens? Textile art, quilts, cushions etc. It all depends. Email me, if you want.

    1. Anonymous2:54 p.m.

      It is so kind of you to answer!
      I would really love to use one of two of the linens in some small pieces combining other fabrics,embroidery, and maybe even stamping -a beginner's version of some of your mini art pieces. I just never seem to have any scraps of vintage fabric, so I started eying my old linens. Some of the linens are dresser scarves, something I cannot imagine using. Even I am not old enough to advocate for that look to come back!

    2. There's no way around it -- you'll have to cut it. STart with your least favorite piece, and cutit carefully to preserve the best parts for what you want to make, and keep leftovers for your [future] scraps.
      You can also use one as a background to stitching patches on and doing embroidery. Hope this helps!


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