Joshua's chair

Joshua's chair
Happiness is . . .Craftiness & the Old

Friday, October 21, 2011

Amber Alert!
Will someone identify this old woman for me, please?
I found her image on my bathroom mirror, but it doesn't wipe off!
She looks like my grandmother!
But she is a stranger to me!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Well, how do you like my version of "heavy metal"?
Now all I have to do is find a frame for it!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I know, I know, this was carelessly photographed, then I couldn't find the resources to straighten it.  Oh, well.
I have been studying and studying calla lilies.  I have seen photos, paintings, and taken photos myself of real ones.  I have finally begun to get the idea.  This is the result of one of my first lilies.  They will get better if I just keep going.  It is so fun to work in a medium I have not been successful with in the past.  Yeah, watercolor.

 A voracious Butterfly.
Pastel and ink.  finished.  2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

it time yet?
Tell me please.
Is time yet meant to be?

Whoooo is that !!!?


Do you know this woman?
I mean, no wonder old people lose their memories!
They can't even recognize the faces they see in their mirrors!
Did someone paste my grandmother's picture on my bathroom mirror?
I sure don't know this face!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A rusty old horseshoe.  
Rusty old horseshoe nails.  
Rusty pieces of rust.   
Frame them together and there is all the good luck you need.  
(I do love rust!)

Friday, October 7, 2011

More 'Junk' Art

There I was in the garage last week, determined to sort and clean, and use or lose the stuff that has piled up since the beginning of time...

In working through the tools that I haven't used (at all) I came upon some drill bits of my dad's.  Many are duplicates of those in a set I have, so I just had to get them out of their comfortable little box and put them to use.  As I was enjoying their aesthetic qualities, I thought of my dad's work shop . . . and Tiffany's (my niece) school experience with her award-winning flag/team.
So, Tiffany, this one's for you! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

OK, so . . .  I pick up old, mutilated, rusty items on the ground when I find them.  They fascinate me, what can I say?  This particular bit of technology was irresistible to me.  I coupled the mutilated wiring with my never-worked-well Motorola Bluetooth and came up with this piece of 'art'.   Hopefully the humor is obvious.