Saturday, September 05, 2009

Beautiful Weekend

What a gorgeous weekend we are having. I hope where ever you are it is lovely for you too. I hope you have creative plans too.
John is still finishing up what he needs to do to get the studio area, in the barn, ready for the dry wall guys, next week.
Last night, on the way home from excellent Indian food John informed me that he wants credit for stopping the car when I shout, PHOTO PICTURE.
He wants credit for backing up until I tell him I've got the shot.
So, for you John, I give you:
BEST BOY, credit.
I've been working on Lil Red. Here are the updated pictures:
I got a sweet e-card in my mail this morning from Lisa. SMOOOOOCH
I don't know if I mentioned this book: Image Transfer Workshop by Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson. It is PACKED with how-to's for Imagine Transfer. From Heat, Solvents and Everything Else, there are clear pictures and directions. Each technique has a list of materials, limitations, surface options, archival quality, notes and troubleshooting answers.
As soon as my studio is set up I am going to be working my way through this book. I love it.
The grass is cut, the plums on the Plum tree are calling me to come out and pick them. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with them. Suggestions with recipes are always welcome.
Oh, last night I was watching a wonderful program about Wisconsin birds and their migration stops, on PBS. For some reason there was a small segment about winter in Wisconsin and the DNR spokesperson was talking about animals that hibernate during winter, our bear population and frogs.
Now, I've always wandered about our frogs. It's on my list of things I tend to think about when I'm cutting the grass, watching out for any wandering frogs.
Apparently, frogs go into the same state that bears do, for the winter. The gentleman referred to them as froggie ice cubes, which made me smile.
Remember, I told you I am easily entertained.
I'm keeping the water level of the pond up so that they have enough water when it comes time for them to "go to sleep". I can't wait until they defrost and start peeping and croaking again in spring.


  1. beautiful weekend for sure. shhhhh, don't tell the non-midwestern people how gorgeous our states are!! i just got in from a drive, PERFECT.....and the very full moon with us at night ... your tree slides look like my chosen tree, too. we've got the trees!! take care! neva

  2. We're lucky we have so many beautiful Oak and Walnut trees in the Midwest. If left alone they get so nice and fat don't they?
    I'm still thinking about doing some sort of fiber art with my trees, this winter. Something to think about when it's so grey and white outside. :)Bea

  3. Very nice. Always interesting posts Bea.

  4. Thank you Yvonne. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to read what's going on in my little corner of the world. Have a wonderful weekend. :)Bea

  5. love the blog....i have ordered the book and plan on working my way through as well. As every image transfer I have ever tried does not work.

  6. Thanks Lee. It's seems to be a really good book. Let me know what you are working on, I would be really interested to get your take on the different techniques. :)Bea

  7. So, what will LiL Red wear? Red cape and skirt along with the red laces? YOu may have mentioned this but I missed it or forgot (I'm a little distracted).

    Love the field photo--what a nice painting that would make!

  8. A red cape, red skirt and I'll gel medium some lace around her collar and cuffs. If you do the painting, send me a link to see the final results! :)Bea

  9. Wow, I didn't know about frogs hibernating in frozen cubes. COOL - in more ways than one. LOL! I'll have to look for that book. Sounds really interesting.
    So Bea, with all that land and grass, you do mow by hand or do you sit atop one of those cute tractor looking thingies? Hey, I'm a CA girl. LOL!

  10. Well, Linda I have a wonderful YELLOW lawn tractor that I zip around the yard with. OK, it doesn't zip and I have to wear ear protectors because it's so loud and it takes me two hours to cut all the grass but it's worth it to walk the paths and see the curves of the prairie areas. I wear a visor, sunglasses and lots of sunscreen and when I go by the blackberry bushes I slow down and pick a handful to eat! :)Bea

  11. It's nice and coooool this weekend. Couldn't be better. I'm enjoying watching the progress of your work. I look forward to seeing the next phase of Lil Red. All the best, EPA

  12. i hope you will show us your creative space later on; i love image transfers especially on fabric

  13. Ludid, I will take my lumps and show the before pictures and the after. My current spaces are small and filled to the brim with stuff. Stuff I need. Stuff I have collected. Just stuff but you know how that goes.
    To have some SPACE and not feel so hemmed in with stuff will be wonderful. I know, I know I could get rid of some of the stuff, like that's going to happen. :)Bea