Empirical Whimsy


Just recently I was rummaging through my garage and came upon a bucket of the metal junk I had apparently forgotten to discard.  With the launch of Empirical Whimsy, you can imagine my excitement.  Rediscovered objects!

The s-hook used in this piece is one of the objects removed from the streets of Dallas.  If you want a visual it’s the Walnut Hill / I-35 area of town, near liquor stores and other establishments.

I am absolutely thrilled to have turned pieces of junk into lemonade.  Continue reading Resilience

Betty Bluetiful of Empirical Whimsy

Betty Bluetiful of Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing

– The fanciful story of Betty Bluetiful –

Before Betty started her sales career, she was Elizabeth Florence of Bluemington.  She lived a content life but at the age of 40, she wanted a career change.  In 1956 she responded to an advertisement offering the chance to travel, meet new people and the opportunity to spread a good clean message (ever dear to her heart).  She signed on as a door-to-door saleswoman, selling Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing.  Continue reading Betty Bluetiful of Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing

Empirical Whimsy

I picked this flower just for you!

If you have kids or remember your own childhood, you know that kids tend to yank flowers (often weeds) from the ground and proudly present them to mom.  Their good intentions and exuberance sometimes result in just a petal or maybe just the bud… or in this case, just the stem of the pretty flower!  Continue reading I picked this flower just for you!