Just some photos from around the house. First, the blood oranges are in! Have you tried these? Red as wine inside. And delicious too! Second, the dried gouache in a flower-shaped palette looks like a work of art to me! Freshly bloomed. Third, grape hyacinth starting to fade. Will put in the ground soon by the peonies in the back yard. Fourth and last, some seed packets to go in the Elmhurst house garden.
Sometimes it may seem a challenge to frame a square print. Here are some helpful hints. For spaces like children's rooms, apartments, and places where you may not even want a nail in the wall, washi tape is a great idea. It won't damage walls and one can easily mix and match prints with no need to even frame! One could also purchase one of my wood panels. They have a notch in the back for hanging. The painting can be mounted with an acid free glue stick very easily. I am happy to trim and mount the print for you if you purchase one of the wood panels in my shop. And then of course, there are frames....
We had a dinner with family at my parent's farm in Wisconsin. She ordered a Buche de Noel cake which came with candied cranberries on top. It was delicious! Decorations on a side table. I also went to a German Christkindlmarket in Chicago. One shaped like a tear drop hand painted in Austria with a wolf, some rabbits and birds. Another from Germany decorated with pearls.
On Washington Island in Wisconsin, there is a fiber arts school. They sell many supplies for knitting, quilting, batik dying, and even basket weaving. They have a library and classes as well. Students sell some of their work there too. I hope to take some classes there in 2019!