Melrose Arts Festival – this weekend!

Melrose Arts Festival – this weekend!

I’ll be setting up my booth at Memorial Hall this evening.  Lots of new product this year.

I just finished this one that’s a digital mix of my photo and scratch painting I did a couple of months ago and was printed by Spoonflower.  I used one layer of cotton batting between the print on cotton and an eco-felt backing. Most often these days I only use one layer of eco-felt and no other batting, this time I wanted the outline stitching to be a bit more like embossing so I opted for the lighter, fluffier layer of cotton batting yet have that firmer stability that the eco-felt provides.

At first , I free motion stitched the tulip but I didn’t like it so much as I stitched it a bit excessively and it all flattened out so I mad an applique to go over it and I love how it came out adding just the right amount of drama and color to bring the whole thing together nicely. I can’t think much past this weekend at the moment but I’m already certain I’ll be sending another piece of my digital art to Spoonflower.

Don’t forget!



The Melrose Arts Festival returns for its 12th year! Come and celebrate the work of local artists and craftspeople at our annual juried show.

The festival will be open Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am-5pm

• Free Admission during the day on Saturday & Sunday
Suggested donation at the door.

• Enjoy the exhibition at your own pace

And, check out Nina Marie today!


East/West Disorientation

East/West Disorientation

WPC WordPress Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

I remember that off-kilter, somewhat alarming sensation when I lived in California that I would feel if I was walking the beach.  Coming from the East Coast where I had lived all of my then 35 years, I was always confused when I tried to figure out whether I was walking north or southerly.  It was almost always the opposite of what I thought.  Sometimes I’d be walking for quite a long distance, thinking I would come across a certain landmark before I realized I must be heading away from it and would have to backtrack a long way to reach it. Born and raised in the north of Boston burbs, I was habituated to firmly believe that the ocean was to my right and if I walked to the left I was headed north.  This picture is so true to how I viewed the West Coast, as opposed to how I think of the East Coast.

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

WPC “Earth” is the theme for this week, as is fitting for Earth Day! So I had to post a more clicks in honor of this special day.

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Happy Earth Day!  A special THANK YOU to my friends, Susan Lannen, Leona Bombaci and Madalene Axford Murphy, who have gone out of their way to do their part to try to make a difference on this PLANET EARTH!