Category Archives: mosaics

Face flashback and two notes

First the notes. A friend let me know that there are two kinds of persimmons; oblong /sweet and squat / savory. So the squat persimmon that sat on my kitchen windowsill could’ve been cut into wedges (while still firm) and tossed into a salad. Next time, I’ll know.

Second, I found some cilantro and so decided to modify the Ottolenghi recipe for a Sweet Winter Slaw. It was plenty good without the lime juice (used rice vinegar) or the macadamia nuts (I substituted pumpkin seeds). I skipped the tropical fruits and mint.* Served with a creamy potato leek soup, it was delicious.

And now, faces. They can speak for themselves. It’s not EVERYONE that graced this past year, but quite a few. They all make my life better.

So Happy New Year to them and to you!

cuteness and color

mosaic70beacb63651d1d9c608eef3f424bab74966e4841. driftwood, 2. Buddha at Ayutthaya, Thailand, 3. I’ve been everywhere, man, 4. Nuts to This, 5. Fabric House Brooches, 6. Untitled, 7. Untitled, 8. Takeoff, 9. How to love 1, 10. House in Azeitão, 11. IMG_7374, 12. Untitled, 13. spiderboytwo, 14. flip, 15. Hallowe’en exuberance, 16. windowlace with faux cat, 17. one way of seeing cypress knees, 18. IMG_8514, 19. winter morning, 20. squirrelita


neighborhood, filtered


museum in Montreal


keep looking

It’s so important to keep looking, don’t you think?


1. Refrigeration, 2. Old Drugs, 3. D i n e r, 4. DSC03182-2s – foggy Chicago Street at 3AM on a weekday, 5. Ornament Set Two, 6. bunting flag, 7. Pooped, 8. B&J, 9. Scarf wip, 10. nightmare interrupted feb6b, 11. Bullion Stitch experiment, 12. Neighbours, 13. Needle Felted Yellow Easter Chick- Spring nature table-Soft Sculpture, 14. Vines stitched over paper, 15. The Crows, 16. Freeform Embroidery and Appliqué, 17. M’Liss Floral Medallions on Black with Metallic, 18. Redhills Beech., 19. Abstract Quilt in solids, 20. Barn HDR

What do YOU do when you find yourself getting a little too narrow in your screen-time?
HOW do you notice when your focus is too narrow? 

Do you use a reader? Or a site like Stumble?  Do you burrow down some favored site’s sidebar links? 

I am definitely curious to hear your tricks.
P.S. I am about to pull down today’s earlier post.  It expressed my feelings well and I didn’t mind sharing them, but even though my kids probably reveal TONS of shit about themselves online, I don’t really want to. But, thank you those of you who took the time to comment.

Images for lunch

1. Untitled, 2. Lotus Flower Lariat- Orange Sorbet, 3. jack comes out of the closet, 4. The Empty Bottle (Hand Stitching Complete), 5. Countdown to Extinction, 6. Crow Hop, 7. Control destiny, 8. Grand River Powwow 2011, 9. refugio (el árbol de las aves) / shelter (bird tree), 10. mom, your turn!, 11. 5:30 pm, 12. Untitled, 13. hybpoddone1detail1, 14. spirit book3, 15. back, 16. Applique

Such fabulous work to explore and share!

But!  I have deleted my pinterest account given that it does appear to be a stealing fest.  I hope this is different, with attributions loud and clear – the invitation is to click on the link to an image that interests you and discover that person’s work!


P.S. Click on Mosaic to view larger and IN FOCUS.  I don’t think I’m doing anything different – but for awhile now, I’ve noticed that the mosaics don’t upload in focus.  Anyone have a solution?  I’ve tried adjusted sizes without result.

some images for lunch

1. Tomato Soup, 2. Worry, 3. 37. Get Away, 4. Spring Weaving Complete, 5. turquoise Spirit Cloth, 6. crusty alarm, 7. Untitled, 8. Community, 9. Soldered glass house embellished, 10. Cornish mist, 11. Untitled, 12. Altar Art: Labyrinth 27, 13. Needle Felted 3″ Pollyanna Bunny in her Berry Mobile By Barby Anderson, 14. # 1539 “Wine In A Box”, 15. boy with stick, 16. Winter Moon, 17. Cherries & treasures, 18. coneforest, 1011812_13281, 20. sál