papers and pictures

        {top} looking at work on the wall : {bottom} detail images

Good morning,

How are you today?
Yesterday I worked on the wallpaper pinhole project. I hope to make enough progress on it this week so I can share it with you by the end of the week. I also put some previous work on the wall, and while thinking about it, got ideas for new pieces for the wpp. I love it when ideas flow like that, don't you?

+ Kiki Smith Maiden & Moonflower hand-printed wallpaper via poppytalk.
+ Collection of wallcoverings at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum : William Morris Daisy wallpaper : children's wallcoverings Oranges and Lemons... : Domino paper c. 1750
+ My husband is a woodworker, and in addition he does restoration work on old homes here in the area. Sometimes, if the circumstances allow, I am able to collect bits of the old wallpapers and see the layers of papers that have been applied to the walls. I have a box of these fragile pieces and enjoy looking at them from time to time.

Noticing Project WELCOME SPRING SALE in the shop begins tomorrow at 10 am. CST and runs through Saturday 10 pm. CST. We hope you'll stop in!

have a lovely day,

new week : new month

Good Monday to you!

It's the beginning of a new week and a new month. White. Fresh. Open to possibilities. {If only this truly was my cheerful mood on Monday mornings!}

The photo above shows various views of current progress on my WALLPAPER PINHOLE PROJECT that I've been wanting to share with you.

Saturday I went to the Holiday Art Fair here in town and bought this necklace made by Ann Andersson of Swede at Heart Designs : Her website : her etsy shop : and I just discovered her blog. Ordinarily I would NOT buy something for myself this close to Christmas, but it's a lovely piece for a sweet young person. She is donating a large part of the retail price to help with Caden's medical bills. At the Fair I also ran into another friend who is a painter, Laura Nugent : her flickr. She and I met a year and a half ago when we both were taking a print workshop at the Arts Center.

Go see pictures of a great Christmas Market here, on Bibbi's post.

I hope your new week and month begin well,