My son is the greenhouse manager at Oklahoma State University. Right now, they are preparing for their poinsettia sale. Summer 2010 I had the pleasure of working in the greenhouse preparing the cuttings for planting...that was in August. The small 3 leaf cuttings are in 4 inch pots. There are rows and rows of these lovely little plants growing into the awesome flowers of red, white and pink. And there's the Winter Rose with a ruffled leaf that's just heavenly. Each species must be carefully planted. You use gloves and have to reglove when you change species to prevent contamination. I loved doing it!
So, here's my shameless plug...Barry is interviewed on local Oklahoma TV in this clip! Have a look and listen, please! And if you are in Oklahoma...go buy a poinsettia at OSU, you will not be sorry, I promise!
I'm back from my Thanksgiving with my mom and aunt in Chicago. Long 12 hour drive each way. No more road trips like that for me! I'm still worn out. So, I thought I'd recover by making a little bit of art. My blue girl has stars in mind after seeing a concert...will she make it on the stage? It's a great dream, and one can only hope her dreams don't turn out blue. Thanks for looking!
Finished my umbrella piece with several layers of pieced papers, some paint splatters (which can't be seen well) and a very pretty lady with her umbrella. Thanks for looking! And I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'll be away for a while, so enjoy your holiday no matter where you are!
Thought I'd show you a slide mailer I made with Moonlight Journey's Madonna collage sheet. I painted it Christmas red, rubbed on some gold and it's ready to send! Thanks for looking! Hope you're having a good Sunday.
My moon is from Maggie Oliviera's Phenomenon shop. I created an ATC, colored it with H20s. The hard part was finding a good quote, and Carl Sandburg provided this rather sad one I felt was a perfect match. Thanks for stopping by.
I've started on my Christmas decorations. I bought these candle tins from RedLeadPaperworks and used the images from MoonlightJourney "Christmas Memories" and 'Winter Carnival". Salted the tin with glitter and snowflakes and - viola - one down, many to go!!!
I collaged a lot of papers together and then slapped a lot of Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold over them, so I didn't adhere to the "pretty" aspect of the theme, but I get carried away sometimes, what can I say? :o) Thanks for stopping by!
Born and raised a city girl (Chicago). Now I live 23 miles south of D.C. Have loved art all my life. Primarily self taught. Raised 3 sons solo and they are my pride and joy. I have a 7 yr old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson. They are the apples of my eye, and I hope they will love art as I do.