This new piece is part of my ongoing “Remember Me” series. I prepared the canvas earlier this year but had difficulty adding the components. Early iterations had a different frame, photos, and orientation. Nothing was working but I didn’t get discouraged. The best part about the creative process is the moment when I know it’s right. Continue reading New Art Piece: Universal Language
The body language of the young girl is striking, almost impossible to forget, yet there are no markings to identify her. The photo has passed through an untold number of hands while finding its way to me, a photo collecting junkie. Continue reading what remains
I’ve been busy making aspic… and founding a faux North Texas Aspic Association (NTAA). Continue reading North Texas Aspic Association
Last year’s tea at The French Room remains a wonderful memory. We decided to make it tradition. Read on for the exciting foods we tried. Continue reading Annual Tradition: Tea at The French Room for Easter
I just completed a new art piece, “Butterfly wings”.
Little tentative one, make haste and take flight with your shiny, gilded wings. While you may damage the wings along your journey you have what it takes to be courageous as a lion yet delicate and beautiful as a rose. Continue reading Little bashful one, make haste and take flight
The Visual Art League of Lewisville has two new exhibits at the Lewisville Grand Theater:
Colors of Spring!
Big Inspiration, Small Works Continue reading Two new exhibits at the Lewisville Grand Theater!
I purchased my first autograph book in 2021 and have been researching the original owner, Ramona Holmes. The little red book is from Paris, Texas in the 1940s. Ramona was meticulous in documenting details, making it relatively easy to research the individuals who signed her book. I know her best friend and her favorite teacher, for instance. It has been awhile since I’ve blogged about Ramona (I have acquired 5 other autograph books… and have many hobbies that compete for my time). But I thought this year would be a good time to resume the Ramona blog series. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 3
This book is 136 years old! (Dec 25, 2021 – Dec 25, 1885). I acquired this treasure one week before Christmas. I learned it is 136 years old and was given to Emma Johnson as a Christmas gift from a school teacher! I have been researching for a week, discovering fascinating pieces of history about the people and places tied to this book. Read on for more information. Continue reading Emma Johnson’s Autograph Book from December 25, 1885
Introducing “flourish”, the latest art piece available from Empirical Whimsy. Continue reading flourish