Friday, April 28, 2017

Summer Travel Plans

These two cuties will be traveling across the ocean to France...and I will be crossing soon as well.  Looking forward to some inspiring adventures this summer!!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I dreamed of this tree

This pink dogwood was planted at least ten years ago.  I had a dream of this delicate pink in the spring and waited and waited.  Often only one or two blooms would be there each year and I wondered if it would ever.  This is the first year, and I am so excited.  In LOVE with everything this spring!! 

Vanessa Hogge

Sunday, April 23, 2017


results from the first wood firing

work in the second wood firing.... fingers crossed


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I'm doing a little exchange with a friend in The Netherlands to look at nature every day and discover something new and draw or paint or do something with it.  First day, I looked at two common flowers here that I've never really studied up close before.  Of course I painted them into my bowl since that's what I'm doing at the moment.

then I looked around some more, as I had an idea.....

and in her honor I tried to make a little weaving around my peony bush that
is coming up and always needs support..... Not a fantastic first effort but it was fun
and also I discovered all kind of weaving materials on my property that needed trimming!

hoping to get these into another wood firing this weekend....haven't yet seen the results from the first one and part of the interior collapsed so I'm holding my breath until tomorrow!
Have a beautiful spring day!