Drip, Drizzle, Splatter. . . Splash


I have began working in wood with all these pallets lying around my house.  With the leftover pieces of a pallet I began my new construction. I placed the blocks in random order onto a picnic table and began painting (I did not paint the blocks before I began). This was a way for me to immerse myself into my work. Drip, drizzle, splatter, splash as I worked with red, yellow, and brown to create this piece. I used found air condition parts to make stamps with, and even left some to dry in the paint.

Once the paint dried I thought it needed something more . . . so I began to use different types of stain to add a finished touch to the wood. In some areas I even stained over the painted areas. Some blocks I wiped off, and others I just left the stain to dry in clumps.

18″ Doll Dress


I bought my seven year old a sewing machine for her birthday. I went with a full size Brother Project Runway Limited Edition LS2300PRW. Basically it has more features than my dinosaur Singer. I wanted a mini, this full size was on sale for $20. So I created this simple  pattern for Ruthie. I thought it would be much easier for my daughter to sew straight lines. So together we made Ruthie’s first dress. I sewed the strapes in place so I wouldn’t have to help her restring them every time she dressed her. The photo was taken with my favorite Retro Camera application Little Orange Box.