Cheese slates

Getting Cheesy

When I was a kid growing up, we lived on a small farm and kept a dairy cow. Actually we had several cows at a time, but always at least one milker. Even with a large family there was excess milk, so mom learned to make cheese. While she was the daughter of Oregon dairy …

Camas blooming

True Story of a Camas Lily

  Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. This true story just happened to me, my garden, and my artwork. A few years ago I attended a master-gardeners plant sale in Newport, and arriving late, found that most plants were gone with just a few selections remaining. Of course this included some less-popular plants that the …

March comes in like a lamb!

We’ve had a couple of lovely days to start the month, which has necessitated my working outside again. As much as I miss those hours in the studio, I am inspired by some satisfying hard work in the garden and sunshine on my back. After a couple hours of working with plants today, it came …

Makers

Lately I have noticed a lot of use of the word “maker.” Whether it’s the trend in tinkering that has brought about maker-fairs, or the oppositional politics of our times discussing makers vs. takers… the word seems to have surfaced. This got me to thinking about being a maker. Putting aside these other meanings, I …

cheese slate

Finished Cheese Slates

These are my newest functional mosaic item, the cheese slate/chalkboard. These were created with a tulip theme for a specific event, but you can order your own design and colors and I will make a unique cheese slate for you. They are offered at $30 each plus shipping (or free pickup if you are local …

Tulip Mosaic Slate

Cheese slate / chalkboard

Recently I posted about an upcoming charity event for which I will be donating a piece of artwork.  The event at Woodburn Company Stores is Spring Fashion Frenzy, with a theme of tulips.  Woodburn is, after all, the heart of nursery country in Oregon, where so many gorgeous spring flowers are grown.  Besides tulips, visit …