back to work and 2 more tiny worlds

I am back to work. I need to get back to posting though, since I am beginning to get a backlog of these Tiny Worlds.

Firstly though, I’d like to thank everyone who reached out to me with condolences- I really can’t convey how much it meant to me. I know that most of us don’t know each other in person, but I was truly touched and comforted by your words.

Anyway, pincushions 4 and 5-

5-19-tiny world 4 5 - 1 (1)

5-19-tiny world 4 5 - 1

life news and tiny worlds

My desk has been covered with Tiny World pincushion parts and materials for the last week or so. Unfortunately, I had to leave that all behind on Tuesday to go to Connecticut because my Mom died. When someone is 100 and has not recognized me for years, I guess dying can never be called unexpected, and yet, wow, all the feelings and processing. And getting out of my little nest/comfort zone/studio, into a whirlwind of family and decision making. Goodbye Mom ♥

5-18-tiny world 1 2 3 - 1 (3)

I’ll be posting what I had finished and photographed right before I left on Tuesday.

5-18-tiny world 1 2 3 - 1

5-18-tiny world 1 2 3 - 1 (1)

5-18-tiny world 1 2 3 - 1 (2)

snowy owl time

Well first, Happy Mother’s Day to all who are celebrating! And now some snowy owls or maybe I should call them owls with no ears…

Both of these owls are incredibly soft, made with cashmere, angora, and alpaca, and I am sure some wool too.

5-13-owl 8 9 - 1 (6)

This one has eye brows.

5-13-owl 8 9 - 1 (7)

And this one isn’t terribly snowy at all!

5-13-owl 8 9 - 1

5-13-owl 8 9 - 1 (1)

Here are his/her grey and white striped wings-

5-13-owl 8 9 - 1 (2)

5-13-owl 8 9 - 1 (3)

Owls 3 and 4

5-10-owl 3 4 - 1

I love a great paisley, especially a knit paisley on an owl! (spoiler alert- I have more owl paisley coming…)

5-10-owl 3 4 - 1 (1)

The owl is sitting among the tulips which are just finishing up. Those tulips- it has to be 20 years since I planted them and they still thrive. Amazing.

5-10-owl 3 4 - 1 (5)

5-10-owl 3 4 - 1 (3)

5-10-owl 3 4 - 1 (2)

5-10-owl 3 4 - 1 (4)

a little more LA and what comes next

The last thing I want to mention that I love about LA is the food- we do tacos, tacos, and tacos. Also fresh fruit and veg- we had strawberries from a farmers market like I have never tasted in my life!

5-4-LA taco - 1

Do you watch Chef’s Table on Netflix? I love that show! We went to Nancy Silverton’s restaurant for an amazing dinner.

5-4-LA 3 - 1

And lastly, I’ll mention the Getty Villa. I enjoyed the collection although a big part of the museum is currently closed. Loved these weird bird, fish, lady creatures.

5-4-LA getty - 1

What comes next? I am doing the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival, Saturday June 3. I will be working toward that, right up to the last minute I’m sure. Tomorrow, some new finished pieces!