Sometimes I get these crazy notions in my head such as beekeeping, wine making, and the like. One of these crazy projects was apparel sewing and while I've crafted some decent dresses and tops, crafting dresses and tops gets a bit boring. Plus, there's only so many dresses and tops that can fit in my … Continue reading Go Stuff It: Sewing Antics
It's the last weekend of summer, which means it's a sad time around here. Faces are glum, moods are down, and we're already counting down the days until it comes around again. So, what better way to hold onto summer than to have a little Summer Flashback full of the strange visitors to my garden, … Continue reading Summer Flashback – Strange Visitors, Men in Skirts, and More!
Those of you who have been with me for a while know I keep a hive of bees in my back garden. Or, well, I used to. Last February, my entire hive of lovely ladies died dead. This was such a well-behaved team of bees that it was beyond disappointing to one day realize there … Continue reading Just Add Bees…and Beasties
Those of you who have been with me a while know I share my backyard with a hive full of bees. The girls are all tucked in for the winter, but after realizing I could no longer close the freezer door due to all the honeycomb I'd been stashing away over the season, I decided … Continue reading Finn McSpool Minds His Beeswax
No, don't check your calendar; it is indeed Saturday. Seems yesterday managed to slip by without me tossing out a F(ine) Art Friday post to the world. And yet the globe continues to spin...amazing. Snarky comments aside, there's not too much to report in my art world at the moment. I'm at the beginning and midpoint of … Continue reading Works in Very Slow Progress
Cecil the Lion’s murder was tragic and anyone who thinks it’s good ol’ fun to go out and shoot a creature only to put its head or skin on the wall or floor is beyond my comprehension or compassion. Yes, I’m outraged at the wanton destruction of such a magnificent animal, and yes, I do … Continue reading Cecil the Lion Matters, But….
Ask most longtime Portland residents about the Willamette River and most will say it's a decent river with some picturesque bridges, but in their heads they will be picturing something akin to a toxic waste dump that is about ready to gurgle out the Swamp Creature. That's because if you've lived in Portland for any great … Continue reading When Your City Surprises You
Hello Everyone! As you'll remember, a couple weeks ago I shared with you the sad tale of the disappearance of my colony of honeybees from my backyard top bar hive. Like some frightening tale of colony collapse disorder, one day the girls were there, the next they were gone. The colony was a strong one without … Continue reading I Have Bees….Again!
And now the sad news I promised you yesterday... As you may know, I am the proud keeper of a hive of bees in my backyard (if you don't know, go ahead and read a few of my bee posts I've linked to below). Well, Sunday was a sad day. Actually, it was a really nice … Continue reading Sad News From the Hive