Sunday, December 4, 2016


Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most 
unlikely places.

Roald Dahl

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Quiet Reflection Sunday

     Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul
     and sings the tunes without words
     and never stops at all.

      Emily Dickinson

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Exciting News!!

I just received the Spring issue of Art Doll Quarterly and my doll
has been published! They had a contest asking for fairy tale dolls so I decided to make Baba Yaga. 

I hand dyed the fabric for her body and face. The pin she is wearing
came from Estonia. My grand mother was a world traveler. I hand painted her eyes. She was a labor of love. I remember reading
Baba Yaga stories to my children when they were young.

I want to thank the publishers at Art Doll Quarterly who selected
my doll for their magazine.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Quiet Reflection Sunday

When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you....


Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and
New Year's. A busy time of the year. I enjoyed my family being
together for the holidays, the baking, the eating and the celebrating!

Above is a picture of an owl I made for my daughter's Christmas
present. It is made out of hand dyed linen and items from my piles
of found objects. The wood came from a tree that was cut down
in my neighborhood. It is so much fun to make things from the 
heart. Luckily I am at the point in my life where I can work for
pleasure. I spent thirty years of my life making things for others
and teaching. I truly enjoyed those years, but to work for the sheer
enjoyment is a wonderful gift.

My word for this year is quiet. So encompassing. Do you make goals or resolutions? I would love to hear about them!

Have a wonderful day. Sue

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Quiet Reflection Sunday

praying for the people of France

praying for the world at large

It seems to me that we are fighting WW III.
Not in the style of previous world wars, but 
rather a  different kind of war. A war of hatred
and injustice. A global war of intolerance.

There is nothing new about religious war, but
this has an edge that is different. This is not just
about land or my faith is better than yours.

I truly don't know how it can be stopped.
I am normally an optimist, but this has me
stumped. They say it starts at home, but when
our children are being taught hate, how can we
hope for a brighter tomorrow?

Normally I don't write about negative issues, 
but everyone needs to talk so we can all find
a solution.

Does anyone have ideas or solutions?
I would love to hear, brainstorming is a good
way to solve problems.