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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Studio Pics




I took some photos of my studio and decided I liked them enough I would put them here. I have two of my workspace and one of the view from my second floor studio. The inside photos have all the color, not that the winter scene outside the window isn't beautiful but there are about 3 dominant colors. The blue sky, the pure white snow and the blond grasses of the field. Anyway, in summer it might be just opposite. This is a sunny day - if it was a gray day there would be one color!

Sunday, December 6, 2009



Here is a look at my little corner of the Landmark Center Holiday Bazaar. I'm calling it a success, but there were some very slow hours this year. This was my second year at the show, this holiday bazaar is in it's 31st year. The 'kats' made people smile (nice!) I took the bus every morning and every evening except Saturday evening. Thursday and Friday are long days, from 9 am to 8 pm (9 am for artists, 10 for the public). Riding the bus, figuring it all out was my personal challenge - and I am patting myself on the back for managing it!!

Friday, November 27, 2009



OK, I got a little more control in the workshop - these kats are corraled!
Three in a row - Louise, I think that's Poppy next (30 kats - hard to keep the names straight) and Chocolate.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kats Taking Over Workshop




Kats are taking over my workspace, I've got to get this under control. Kathy of Kathy's Kats has been battling an ever increasing number of kats that are multiplying without bounds. They are having too much fun and I am being driven out of my workspace. "Something's got to give"
the owner of the workspace reported Sunday. More on this later in the week.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Off to the Gallery


These 'kats' are on their way to the gallery -- don't they look excited??
Left to right, from the back to the front there's Smitty, Marie, Nina, Kat-man-du, Howie and Clementine. . .

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Steppin' Out



Every year since '06 my daughter and I take this walk in September. If she doesn't have the day
off she takes a vacation day! We are serious, this is our day. This year we were 4000 strong - all
ages, women, men and children steppin' out in pink.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bear Tracks on the path and Mt. Redoubt



Whoa - we didn't meet this big guy I'm happy to say but on the path up
the mountain we would get a whiff of a very musky smell - bears were
there just not in our path.

Mt. Redoubt from the air. On the way back to Anchorage we flew over
the mountains, you can see the lava dome on the photo.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Alaska and Mt. Tanalian



We hiked to the top! At least 4 miles, mostly up the hill, over rocks where you held onto alder
branches so you didn't fall backward. I kept asking - we're almost there, right? Alex rolled her eyes - she's much too used to this. . . We did finally get to the top - mission accomplished! There were blueberries and long distance scenery viewing, making it all worth the trip. As for the trip down, challenging! Much harder than going up and way harder on the trails!

Alaska - Lake Clark and Port Alsworth




The first afternoon, we hike to Lower and Upper Tanalian Falls. Lots of water over these
rocks -- again I have to remark on the water, amazing, clear and beautiful blue.

More Alaska




The glaciers seen from the airplane as we flew to Lake Clark National Park.
If the light was right you would see a sky blue, the color of the ice of the glacier.
Lake Clark from the air, notice the gravel runway. Port Alsworth is a village with
two runways, the only way to get there is to take a small airplane over the mountains or
through the pass. No touch ups on these photos - this water is, the glaciers are that color.
Amazing!

Alaska



The waters of the Kenai Fjords. How can water be this color? What a magical place this big country of Alaska is. Grand, spectacular, awesome and still so wild. I pledge that whatever I can do I will to keep Alaska wild.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

new project


A new weaving project, an 8-harness hounds tooth
warp and weft both pearl cotton (black) and unmercerized
cotton (lavender). It started out as 18" on the loom and
has drawn in to about 16". Next one I do will be wider.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

more home things


A weaving hung on the door of the sauna. The weaving is made of cotton and native prairie grasses.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Stray Kats



Oh look,  stray cats in the tree and on the porch. . .
Look for more 'kats' on my etsy site riverweave.etsy.com or
come to VIVA Gallery on Main St. in Viroqua, WI

Friday, May 22, 2009



My 'swamp buggy' orchid in bloom.   I would call it 'dancing girls', look close, you can see their faces.

Friday, May 8, 2009




A walk in the woods as the earth is awakening from the long winter -- have a look at what I see as I 
wonder the paths.  We intentionally burned in these woods about three weeks ago and through
that blackened earth new green is sprouting.  The woods are renewed by fire.  We burn only certain areas
and not the whole of our woods, giving wildlife a chance to glean and build their nests and homes.  

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009


The finished project.    

Warp is hand-spun wool, this was not an easy project, the
warp, as might be imagined, pulled apart too many times.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

LaVonne, Rex, Sonny, Claude
  Grandma and the lunch ladies.  A farm picnic lunch in their
'everyday' dresses', the headcoverings worn. I wish I could hear
the conversation.  My grandma and the woman standing in the
background have the same belt buckles, their dresses are
likely homemade.  She made most of her clothes.
I remember Sunday afternoons when we would visit the farm, my mother and 
she would get the Sears catalog out and look at the pages of fabric.