Tuesday, December 29, 2009
But back to the cedars - some days there's total silence, perhaps broken by the calling of chickadees or crows. Other days, the trees are talking amongst themselves, the wind shaking the tree tops, not able to reach me far below.
The best days are when the sun is before me, back lighting the trees and only emphasized by the snow:
It's almost as if I'm somehow inside a kaleidoscope, as each step I take changes the image slightly, the play of light and shadows ever changing.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Here's a rough draft of this years design:
And here's the block carved by my husband:
We decided to print on water-colored backgrounds, those were my task to create. I made a total of 21 different backgrounds, here's a few of my favorites:
And here's one of the finished cards:
Saturday, December 12, 2009
In honor of all the snowflakes that joined us this week, here are some snowflakes from some artists at Etsy.
Here's a fun accessory from Ayca, snowflakes to adorn your neck.
These little watercolor snowflakes from cynthiacallan are each unique - just like the real thing!
Porcelain snowflakes with a cobalt background, from obrienobjects, perfect for your tree.
Here's a "snowflake" to remind us of those bikes we won't be riding for several months, from 1byliz, made from a recycled bicycle sprocket.
And we end with a snowflake that could be displayed all year round, from ShadyGroveStudios, a sparkling beveled glass flake.
I hope you enjoyed this brief snow shower, I hope there's many more to come before Spring !
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Here's the community tree, in the middle of Main Street - somebody has been stringing lights.
And wreathes and roping are also appearing on each lamppost and banister.The last special, perfect touch - SNOW!
Guess it's time to put the bikes away...
All just in time for the tree lighting this evening...the Christmas season here on Mackinac has begun once again.