Category Archives: Making Art & Being An Artist

Day 355 – Pulling Myself Together

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” – Elizabeth Taylor Good plan. Will do! I’m headed to the mall to shop at Nordstrom’s Rack in the hopes of finding just the right outfit for my t.v. appearance. Oops – did I let that slip out? Yes indeedy folks – I […]

Day 349 – Take Out

My mom always said, “Don’t go to the supermarket on an empty stomach.” Maybe not her most thought provoking piece of advice but words to live by for sure. I think tonight I could have listened to that advice when making my apple. All I’ve been able to think about for the last hour and […]

Day 345 – Life After Apples

A lot of you have asked me, “What comes next?” Great question! I hope the answers I have will lead to things just as great. Here are a few areas I have outlined. I hope you all continue to follow me as my journey switches focus a bit this fall and in the years ahead. […]

Day 339 – A Real Treasure

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. – Walt Disney Today’s apple, post, and quote are for my friend Holly. First and foremost because she is a treasure. She is a sparkly, shiny box of valuable goodies. She is passionate, creative, and funny and she has AS. […]

Day 335 – Rules? What Rules?

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.  Katharine Hepburn I set some rules upon myself on Day One of Art Apple A Day. They were: A 5” x 5” image – no other restrictions except that it could not be photographs or digital art. It had to be done by hand. […]

Day 333 – Comfort And Safety

What gives you comfort? Is it home? Food? Maybe it’s the sound of the ocean. I find comfort in all of these things but for physical comfort I have a few items of clothing that will never be seen past the doors of my home. YES – they are that dreadful! I have a cardigan […]

Day 328 – Bead Me Up!

Bead me up Scotty… Well, you know the rest. I definitely feel this way driving in city traffic, watching Jersey Shore (I may be one of the only people on the face of the planet who’s watched it only once), and when dealing with health insurance billing issues! I continue to love making the fabric […]

Day 327 – Love This Vintage

I’m a pack rat – I admit it and I could use a 12 step program. I have a very difficult time throwing things out. I’m not a hoarder – I hate to buy things, but I collect everything. Yes, it is a fine line but I think it has to do with the artist […]

Day 325 – So… Sew!

The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path.  ~Mason Cooley This quote pretty much sums up what I do when I get my sewing gear out. I have no skill or knowledge of sewing – I just sort of do it and whatever I cut asunder […]

Day 318 – How Does It Felt?

I bought the supplies to attempt my first ever felted art piece. Two months ago! Yup, I’m a procrastinator extraordinaire which might make you laugh considering that at this point making an apple everyday has become such a habit that when October rolls around I’m afraid I won’t adjust too well. I can feel it […]