Cedar Grove Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery at Notre Dame University

I grew up used to taking strolls  or walking through old cemetery's in England, my favourite being at Heworth church at  St.Mary's with Haddon's Tomb. So when I went to visit Notre Dame I just had to take a walk around the old cemetery. Not sure how to explain why I enjoy walking around old cemeteries, the best I can say is that I enjoy

Scanned Flowers, Gobble Head and Knit Graff Ad

I've been having fun scanning flowers and I'm LOVING the effect.

Scanning Flowers seems to be quite popular

Judy Stalus has a lovely set on flickr

Katinka Matson's are reminicent of Dutch Flower Painting during the late 1600's.

How to Scan Flowers


Been sewing flowers

"gobble head"

Satin Stitch, Cretan Stitch (video tutorial), long & short

This will be incorporated

Nana Knit at the Snite

The Snite Art Museum at Notre Dame University in Indiana has to be one of the best art collections I've seen in a University so far in the United States.  And what made it even MORE special was coming across a small painting my Paula Modersohn-Becker. Unfortunately the Snite is rather stingy when it comes to sharing images of their collection and I can't find this particular painting anywhere

Flowers in a Sketchbook

Mixture of collage and ink

 I love playing in my sketchbook


with photoshop

Bird Murals put Village in a FLAP

Seahouses is a beautiful village (I WON a pen at bingo there-made my day, and the best fish and chips on the planet, whee)

and yes there is such as thing as the British Toilet Association

I think they look very nice myself, a vast improvement over a plain

Art is NOT a thing

Art is not a thing; it is a way

Elbert Hubbard

 Crafty Chica's Advice 

on nurturing and living your creativity

Bronwyn shares seven tips

 on living an artful life.

Jibber Jabber 

I haven't (for a couple of weeks) and won't be able to work on my art for another week or so and I feel the creep of rumbling agitation starting to gnaw at my bones like a dog with it's favourite

Touchdown Jesus Struck by Lightening

Photo by jafabrit

This is one of my fave views from the freeway driving back home. It is 62 feet tall and is in front of Monroe's Solid Rock Church. So this is kind of sad, but yes seriously it was struck by lightening and burned to the ground.

Roadside America has a nice article about the statue here.

This is all that's left

source:  staff photo by Nick Graham

ArtThreat♥ Studio Work♥Police Action

Not sure why it took me so long to find this site Art Threat considering the nature of much of my work.

"Art Threat is a leading media outlet devoted solely to political art and cultural policy. We write about art that seeks to interpret, influence, or reflect upon society. We discuss policy as it pertains to culture. And we showcase artists whose work inspires social change. Whether your

What an inspiration: Louise Bourgeois

I will skip doing a blog entry about her as Eyeteeth: A journal of incisive ideas wrote a lovely one. At 98 Louise Bourgeois was finishing up some pieces when she had a heart attack. What an amazing career she had.

Her final exhibit is titled "fabric drawings" and is in Venice.You can see some samples of her work and the artist here.


"lead belly"

Paint and hand embroidery

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