Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cooper's Hawk and the Cottonwood Tree

My husband was outside compositing leaves

when Cooper's Hawk flew in.
He is a gorgeous bird.

Cooper helps to keep the House Sparrow
population in check.

Kathleen Cain's love of the Cottonwood Tree is contagious!
I am enjoying her book and
 falling in love with the Cottonwood.
I found another book about the Cottonwood Tree.

I asked my husband if he would like to do some carving.
He thinks he would.

We could look for Cottonwood bark next time we go hiking.
I really love these carvings.

Carving Cottonwood is an old Native American art.

I enjoy reading craft books for inspiration.
I am still felting,
gathering proverbs,
making cards and knitting.
I picked up two skeins of silk and baby mohair lace weight yarn
at the Fabric Recycles shop.

As I go through my fabric stash I am deciding what I will keep and what I will recycle. The shop keeper gives store credit.
I really like supporting her shop. This yarn is a delight to knit!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Butterfly Clan

I belong to the Butterfly Clan.
I look to the Native American Indian
in November for inspiration and guidance.
I belong to the Tallgrass Prairie.
I enjoy the art of the Zuni nation
 but it is the Mandan I feel close to.

There are many ways for me to connect to the Mandans.
For now I am reading.
I want to visit a Mandan Village.
I have read about one in North Dakota.

My heritage is German.
I celebrate the German culture in December.

 I am gathering my patterns and supplies now.
This year I am doing paper craft.

I have enjoyed learning about my Great-Grandparents.
The German culture is preserved in many communities
in Missouri.

I am collecting my proverbs.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Honoring our inner Artist

Carole sent me a lovely card.
I am not sure how we found each other but
I am so happy we did.
She lives in Australia.
Her blog Origa-me Origa-me is a festival of inspiration.
Thank you Carol.

The Fiber and Weavers Guilds of Kansas City
are having their annual show and sale.
I think I will ask a girlfriend if she would like to go.

My husband and I had our Artist Date
on Friday night last week.

It was very fun!
I found a company that specializes in providing responsible building supplies. We are just beginning to plan our new countertops and back splashes in the kitchen.
I shall be looking into using recycled glass.

I am so pleased we found these shops.

It is "art"  that makes my heart dance.
I am honoring my artful ways.

I brought up my November scrapbook.

There are so many ways to express.

While walking about last Friday night we met a troupe
of Fae from the Wildwood.

I was inspired to get my books out.

I requested more books from the library.

While I was sitting outside with the birds, my camera
and my books today I realized that my relationship with the birds
is part of my art.
Hairy, the Woodpecker, is still shy.
I think he will learn to trust me and my suet!
I will continue to take his photograph.

The female Northern Cardinal.
knows me.
Her portrait I have photographed many times.
We are friends.
I am not sure how we met
 but I am so happy we did.