Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014


I just finished this "orange" handwoven rug. It's on the floor and peeps are walking on it.


   Next up will be RED and after that will be YELLOW.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Portland Farmer's Market



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Farmer's Market Fun


He's playing a didgeridoo 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Time For a Cupcake Break

                           Gig's Cupcakes Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


     I recently took a Shibori class.  We used cochineal bugs to dye silk scarves a beautiful shade of red.

These are the dead cochineal bugs that you grind up and boil in hot water.
This is my silk scarf before I dyed it.  I wrapped nails, pencils and pieces of wood with string to create designs.

This is a small sample that I also dyed in a different shade of red.

This was the sample dyed in a lighter shade of red.  I love this one.  Can you see the two Darth Vader masks on the bottom?  So cool! I don't know how I did that. I'd like to say it was all planned, but it wasn't.
This is the scarf.  Nails wrapped with string created the designs.

     Next up is a Shibori class using indigo for the dye.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014


Love this bright orange taxi!
The fountain in Fountain Hills.
Arizona State.



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Coming in for a Landing

     Here are a few more of my sky high views whilst coming in to Portland.  I love taking photos from the sky!


House boats
Grazing horses.
House boats on the Columbia River.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Views From the Sky

I took these while flying from Phoenix to Portland the other day.

I think this is in Nevada, not sure though.


I think we're in Oregon at this point.
Capturing the wind.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Birds of Prey

Great Horned Owl

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Red-Tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon


Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Blue Heron
Looking for lunch!
Best Mexican food in town at El Encanto!