October 14, 2016 § 6 Comments
Across the street from my apartment are two fun places to hang out and get creative: Esther’s FabricsIt’s a challenge to leave Esther’s without dipping into your wallet…
and Churchmouse Yarns & Teas(I didn’t dare go in today – it’s windy and rainy out – perfect for knitting.) See you here! xo – Pierr
October 9, 2016 § 9 Comments
It’s a stretch, I know, but H2O makes rain and rain makes trees grow and drop their leaves and seeds all around till one day you can’t resist any longer and sign up for Sketchbook Skool. Into Week 2 – drawing outside with color pencils. I used Prismacolor here, but there are H2O color pencils available that you can use like watercolors. Very handy when it starts to rain on your drawing! Have a safe watery week. xo – Pierr
October 3, 2016 § 8 Comments
It’s the colors. Like fall sunsets. Like fire. Like cozy sweaters and scarves warming the Jedi Knight and Princess costumes arriving at your door wanting treats.
For a totally addictive mix, add Spanish peanuts. Then later, after you’ve picked all chocolate bars – dark & milk – from your cache, gear up the taste buds…slowly, mind you…for November’s richest dessert with this combo:
Nostalgia is healthy & delicious Soul food. I recommend a daily serving. xo Pierr
September 22, 2016 § 16 Comments
TELL EVERYONE – Coming to a bookstore near you for my 65th birthday!! MAY 2, 2017.
The 25 pieces of art are DONE!! and delivered. The last year and a half of my life has come to a close. The Children’s Garden: Growing Food in the City, is a picture book by children’s author, Carole Lexa Schaefer, published by Sasquatch Books in Seattle, on their Little Bigfoot Books imprint, and illustrated by…moi! I’m very pleased: childrensgarden
Click on that tiny link “childrensgarden” to see the cover art with its scrumptious red titling, tell everyone about it, then click this: Amazon’s listing
September 7, 2016 § 2 Comments
All year long I have visitors in the filbert tree outside my apartment. Lately a few in particular, like the Chestnut-backed Chickadee, perch in a branch near the window where I like to sew. Maybe they see their reflection in the glass and are comforted by it. But I like to pretend they’ve come to keep me company. Every day the last couple weeks a young Steller’s Jay arrives like clockwork and brightens this spot for over half an hour while I eat my lunch. I suspect my neighbor’s tray of tasty seeds has more to do with its timely visits. Then again, I could be sprouting wings.
“You should always keep yourself firmly grounded…Unless you want to fly.” – Martha Beck