Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Chicken List

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Possibilities

An empty shop. Not for sale or rent.  Just a thought.   A place for art and  craft with  signs and  primitive props. 
Emerson said, "Build a better mouse trap..."   
But I'm not a shopkeeper, and if I'm going to dream, I'd rather be the merry traveler beating a path to the world's doors.  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Is wall paper in yet?

This is a pic clipped from a magazine - 
Do I want to redo the spare bedroom to look like this? 
 Living inside a gift wrapped package.  
(When the kids come to visit, it's a gift.)

Thursday, January 19, 2017


pearls on the prairie

I like storefronts tucked away in small towns waiting to be found:  A large canvas.  Titled.  Pearls on the prairie.
Someone's creative expression,  like a  mural on a wall.  
Sometimes it's nice to go inside and take a piece of it home.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Today I was meant to remember.

At the local hardware store you can buy most anything, as well as,  ship a package, eat popcorn, or pet the cat in the basket on the counter. 
The store cat is black with a a blotch of white under his chin. 
His name is Lightening.

I take pause and remember the Cat on the Coast, the one in the photo.  Black with a patch of white under his chin.  Fast.   Nothing  in the yard got past him. Not deer, coyote, fox, dog, cat, mouse or bat.  A fifteen year watch he had. Family pet,  but more than.   His name was Lightening.  


Monday, January 16, 2017

Sew Time

Yesterday's Dusen Dusen Box Dress  

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It's Your Day!

Tall Tam Bones
Played the Game
And Moved On Well.

What's the Game plan?

Coffee - Mocha

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Alison on her way to a week at college.  
      Country Sisters

Alison,  college bound in the 1940's
spent her life in art 
in Minneapolis teaching. 

Harriet, all her days
with books
taught in a rural  neighborhood. 

Alison and Harriet
sang together in harmony
on Christmas Eves.   

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Phonics Jewel

Short Cuts To Reading You Can Teach Your Child  Joan Beck

In the late sixties I ordered this booklet from the Chicago Tribune:  
Short Cuts to Reading You Can Teach Your Child.
Phonics.  I had a toddler.  
Comics.  I like cartoons.  Still do.  

Awesome teaching tool.