Monday, September 26, 2011


A week ago I took the boys to my parents' place. We spent some time in the creek there, the same creek I played in when I was little. My parents, my boys, my sister and her girls - all of us looking at the rocks. The creek bed was completely dry.

My sister found this fossil coral radiating out from its' base - still hidden in the limestone.

This one a gathering of broken bits of shells. I like the texture - and the mystery - trying to tell what each bit may have been.

This coral - the texture on this one preserved so well...

and this type of shell I have never found before, that day I saw 4 of them all in the same area. I believe it is a Loxoplocus gastropod.

All of these we believe are from the Ordovician Period. This period spanned approximately 505-438 million years ago.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Leaves :: Feathers

I sun printed these tiny compound leaves - they reminded me of feathers - added some drawing and got to know them a little better...

A bit of patchwork with fabric like watercolor - I am back to this simple diamond and all its centered possibilities.

... a few of the feathers I've been finding on walks to and from school with my boys. One feather is blushing?

This raven one for Grace - I love the wisps and waves.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Something about lots of things all together - and finding balance.