Wednesday, February 29, 2012

gently, last autumn, we tucked tulip bulbs into clay pots, pulling rich dirt blankets up around their papery chins

they've slept winter away in the dark, cold basement.
but last week we brought them up the cellar stairway and
behold the magic.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

is it passe

to bring flowers as a hospitality gift?

Monday, February 27, 2012

it's time to walk the plank, me chickies...


(fabulous fowl star in a short film about piratical poultry)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

for kate

a flimsy corral
held this curious cow

Saturday, February 25, 2012

newborn lamb

within a surprisingly short time it was nursing
and bouncing around the mama

Friday, February 24, 2012

dog dressed in frilly ruffle

wishing you a happy, happy birthday dear friend!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


the complications of thin ice

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

snow and corn stubble

a mild february in vermont
(usually by this time that stubble would be deeply buried under mounds of glittering snow)

cathy: yes, i make all the dolls
many of my patterns come off of
though i often change them up a bit
the yarn i'm using now was in the stash of a nurse who died from cancer last year,
far too young.
she cared so deeply for the underserved and the maginalized.
every penny of the sales of these dolls goes to support the 37 orphans at
orphelinat foyer evangelique
in haiti

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


there's the unpacking, the laundry, the empty refrigerator,
the stacks of mail, the phone messages,
but isn't it glorious to come home after a long time away?
thank you all for coming to visit and leaving your always cherished comments.

Monday, February 20, 2012

doll series - six

do you see a resemblance
to beethoven?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

doll series - five

i love meeses to pieces

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

doll series - one

do you prefer marmalade
or blueberry?

i'm still away.
but over the next few days i offer through the magic of pre-posting
a thing or two for you to play with

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

if you're ever in brattleboro

i hope you'll give me a ring (-:

happy valentine's day

Monday, February 13, 2012

hood museum - seven

the mystery of history (and herstory, too)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

hood museum - six

a miracle
of angles, curves, and planes

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

hood museum - four

last night i had the strangest dream

Thursday, February 9, 2012

hood museum - three

buffalo hide art
what would you draw on yours?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

hood museum - two

hans christian andersen's mother was also a washerwoman...
but i don't think she ever looked this cheerful

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

the hood museum-one

let there be light

(i'll be away from my computer for two weeks each month until july.
pre-posts will be the best i can offer in my absence.
my fond regards to you all.)

Monday, February 6, 2012

night falls over peterborough, n.h.

and the bells in their clock towers ornament the frozen air

Sunday, February 5, 2012

only memories

travel these steps.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

the cycle of life

please enlarge this and start in the center.
work your way 'round and 'round
to fully appreciate salley mavor's brilliant
"self-portrait: a personal history of fashion"
currently on display at the brattleboro museum of art

Friday, February 3, 2012

liquid silver

paddling through pewter and ice

Thursday, February 2, 2012

we cross so many bridges throughout our lives

carried in the arms of others
or under our own steam.
you know the expression
'we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.'?
today, i came to it.
and it is just another bridge...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

february theme day: animals

a huddle of birds
on a bristly afternoon last week
in peterborough, n.h.