Recently received my copy of Mr. Finch’s new book, Living in a Fairy Tale World, with preface by ME! Beautifully photographed by Finch himself, this retrospective of the artist’s work in stitch is simply breathtaking. Very honored to have played a small part in this stunning publication.
There’s my name in print.
Playing with light and a piece of driftwood this morning. Love how each angle brings a new creature to life.
alien insect lizard
While on a recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg (see Williamsburg in the 21st Century: An Insider’s Guide), I purchased some feather quills, natural inks, and handmade paper books for the children to write in. Last night while I made dinner, Oliver decided to give old fashion illustration a try. I’m not sure which is more charming, the pictures of the process or the actual drawings themselves.
Scenes from our recent trip with the cousins at Silver Lake in Utah. Beautiful country!
Brighton ski resort
cousins in Twin Lake
mountain wildflower bouquet
Solvi in the twilight marsh
early morning boardwalk walk in search of moose (Saw 3 later that day!)
Silver Lake marsh and boardwalk
Silver Lake morning light
purple mountain flower
flower princess catches a ride
Silver Lake reflection
mountain flower field
“Peanut” the ground squirrel
Oliver and the Silver Lake view
As many of you know, our Cape Cod cottage was featured in Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. Today, the sublime blog featured even more images and outtakes from the book, as part of their cottage week. Here are some of my favorites by New Zealand photographer Matthew Williams. See Remodelista for more.
I think this is the second (or is it the third?) time I’ve entitled a post about Solvi thus. She’s always watching, always taking in.
Yesterday Solvi picked the sweetest posie featuring, of course, grass. Excellent, expressive, delicate swaths of it. To these sweeping tendrils she added what for a six-year-old girl is the most restrained application of color: one purple spear of Veronica and a single pink phlox. She also selected, as an integral part of her arrangement, the accompanying rock. “You need to put this by the vase, Mom.”
See, chip off the ole block.
more experiments with flowers and grass…
on my dining table with: lavender, Russian sage, Veronica, sweet pea, grape vine, grasses, and other weeds