One day a large storm took down the old walnut tree. Neighbors knew it well. They loved its gnarled appearance.
Later the county removed most of the tree but left the stump to decay naturally.
The photo above was pinned to the stump so all could say Goodbye.
Lots of time has passed and recently neighborhood children built a fort with sticks, digging out the under growth and creating an entrance.
A neighborhood artist left an offering inside. I hope they find the leaf.
My leaf pins can also be found on Etsy HERE.
Thanks J for the purchase.
These pins are on their way to a friend and artist who is a regular collector of my work. I included some felt scraps and silk scraps in her package. I will be adding handmade felt and silk paper to the shop soon.
I changed the name of the Jewelry section in Etsy to Quirky Pins/Brooches. They are quirky because they show the personality of my hand.
To select from pins that are left in my Quirky Pins section, go to Esty HERE
Today I added four hand drawn books to Etsy. They are priced from $35 to $42 with free shipping in the USA.
From the PINK WINGS book.
From the PINK WINGS BOOK
Thanks for looking!
Halloween Paper Doll in a Shoe
This Halloween Paper Doll in a Shoe is 9″ tall x 3″ wide. I will give her away to one of the students who takes my Paper Doll in a Shoe class on October 26th at Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA (Sign up is HERE). Everyone else in class will be given one small paper doll in a shoe.
Continuing in the giveaway spirit….
I am giving away three small 2.5″ x 3.5″ paper doll in a shoe artist trading cards, shown below. To throw your name in the hat, please leave a comment on this post. I’ll select three names on October 29th and will get in touch with the winners for their mailing addresses.
If you want some of these small cards now, I have some in my Etsy shop in lots of three for $25.00. HERE
After a very long hiatus I have returned to selling on Etsy.
There is one item for sale at the moment and my listings will likely be infrequent. I am selling one of the three 3″ x 4″ 130 page black books I completed this year. I will be selling the others in Alexandria VA in November at the Artistic Artifacts yearly Hand Made Market. The Market is normally the only time and place of the year I sell my work. Since many of my readers will not be able to attend, I wanted to give you the opportunity to purchase one of the books online. If the book has not sold by November 1 it will be removed from Etsy to also be available at the Alexandria Market.
Since there are SO many more pages than I can show on Etsy I’m including a few more photos here. This book was made over the course of several months, a labor of love, a meditation for me. I am happy to pass it on to share with you.
Thanks for your interest in my work!
Etsy listing HERE