Archives for the ‘Things I’ve Made’ Category

Baked Pears with Cranberry Sauce

This baked pear recipe from Share My Kitchen was my inspiration one chilly morning a few days before Christmas. I wanted something festive, but still meeting my criteria of coming together fairly quickly. As it turns out, I prefer to sleep a few extra minutes rather than labor over elaborate breakfast offerings. But I also […]

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pumpkin Muffins

I’ve been on something of a pumpkin muffin kick lately. I blame it on the weather: that kind of unbelievably beautiful, crisp, brightness of early Autumn, when the breezes carry a cooler edge and everyone starts talking about Halloween and Thanksgiving plans and you know this is only a precursor to the dark cold winter […]

Vintage Bunny Illustration Party Invitations

Do you know the Graphics Fairy? Her site is a treasure trove of delightful illustrations, photographs, and ephemera, scanned at a high resolution and given away for free! I found this smart Gentleman Bunny there and used him for Baby Willow’s one year birthday party invitations.   We call the Baby our little Rabbit because […]


I made these block prints last night. I worry sometimes that all my time spent at the computer is sucking away my creativity. Certainly, the computer is a strong magnet and often it is difficult to pull away and get started on a messy real-art project. These blocks are nothing special. But working with the […]

AEDM Week One

Well, thus far I have not done so well with Art Every Day Month. I have done a little better with the doing than the blogging, in that I have really made an effort to do something creative most every day. And sometimes that something has been unrelated to work, which is awesome. There’s not […]

My Favorite Time of the Year

These days… oh these days! Autumn in Virginia is something special, I tell you. And I lived in Vermont for 8 years. In Vermont, Autumn was glorious but came with a sense of impending doom. You always knew, somewhere in the back of your mind, that Winter was coming soon. Spring is the season of […]