Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Street Art Plants, Poppies

Months ago, I made some cuttings for another round of street art. I had left them in the window of the Belle Helene's room, since she closes her door against marauding cats. I forgot about them and they got wild. So finally I gathered up what makeshift pots I had and got to work.

I am working on crocheting hangers. It does not take long, but I do not often have the time to sit and crochet, so it is dragging on a little.

So far I have three plants ready to go. 

The garden is humming along, the big news is that the poppies have finally bloomed.

They are very dainty and have a tendency to wander off over the edge of the garden.

The shell peas were showing so much promise last week, now the plants are turning brown. I do not know if this is just the normal cycle of peas and I missed the harvest, or if something is wrong. Maybe vegetables are a little too ambitious.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Solstice

The sun sets on the longest day of the year...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Things have been hectic with visiting French, barbecues in the rain and the young son's birthday. It has been difficult to work on all the art projects that I would like to concentrate on. I actually took pictures today, but they were film so I have nothing to show for it, yet. Waiting for the distractions to subside, I thought I would share this picture of the papyrus I acquired during one of my market forays.

Of course Coco had to get into the picture. I thought she helped tie into the Egyptian vibe; papyrus, cats. I like the way she is balancing on her back legs with her considerable paunch acting as ballast. I once again descend into the frivolity of cat blogging.

Promising something more serious next time.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Walls With No Roof

There is an empty lot near my house that has walls and supports, but no roof. These are my favorite kinds of spaces.

Of course the weeds have taken over, springing up through the concrete.

I once read about Tuareg nomads in Mali who had been encouraged to settle down. They could not stand sleeping without the stars overhead, so they took the roofs off their houses.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cats in the Garden

Things have been hectic, I am not getting much artwork done. So until things calm down, here are the cats lounging in the garden. Voltaire tends to look for contrast.

Coco tries to blend in with the background.

I am hopeful that the madness will settle and I can get a little work done.