Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Enliven

thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting weekly promptshttps://weeklyprompts.com/2023/04/29/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-enliven/

I feel enlivened with all the new growth after winter and even with the rain because I know that with it comes more growth and lush greens and colours. Walking also enlivens me, rain or shine.


Rock Weaving

a little distraction from painting

While scrolling through my Instagram account I came across a weaver from the UK that weaves on rocks and wood cutoffs. I was intrigued so I made a point of looking for interesting pieces of rock and slate along the beaches that I frequently pass on my walks. This idea came from Sarah Ward Podleszny over at Lark and Bower but I’ve since discovered that there are numerous other artist around the world that do this kind of weaving as well. Here are my first three pieces. I think I could become addicted.


More Work in my Needle and Thread Series

two more small pieces and two larger ones

A while back I told you about wanting to honour my past with art that reflected my family’s influence on my Joy of Making. My great great aunt and her family on my mother’s side used to own a very successful business where they made and sold ladies leather gloves in the early 1900s, in Germany. Old photos of my great, great grandparents clearly depicted how important fashion was to them and of course looking one’s best at all times.

My mother taught me how to hand sew, make clothes, embroider and knit. Later in life I worked for a needlecraft company in my spare time and taught other women the art of needle crafting, like cross-stitch and needlepoint and I worked at the community school teaching people how to knit.

The following works are collage and mixed media with some hand stitching or implied hand stitching.

“Stitched With Love”, 8″x10″ matted and framed
“A Stitch in Time…”, 11″x14″ matted and framed
Tante Paula, 1910″,11″x14″ matted and framed
“Brocade”, 8″x10″ matted and framed

Thursday Trio – From Prosecco to Weeds

children and bees don’t care that dandelions are weeds

The Prosecco is from the wedding that we attended last week.


If you have any trios you’d like to share with us, just copy my link and paste it into your post. I’ll be sure to leave a comment.