Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The End of November

What an amazing November we have had in Massachusetts!  It's been so sunny and warm that the plants don't quite know what to do with themselves.  Witness this sweet cherry tree blooming in Boston Common today:

Here is another photo from the Common that reveals the beauty of this last day of November:

But what made the day most exquisite for me is that I got to spend it walking and talking with my friend Gigi Thibodeau -- someone I have sorely missed in the many months that we have been apart.  Here's a flower for you, Gigi!

And for those of you who have been waiting to see the finished image of the transom window that was in my studio, here's what I've been working on lately --

Farewell, November! Tomorrow is "Women's Works" -- the craft fair/fundraiser for The Center for Women and Work.  It's at the ICC in Lowell; stop by if you're free between 2 and 7!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Two new windows

I've been busy making windows, but I only have two to show at the moment.  One is another variation on the poppies and tulips  -- I just can't seem to get enough of these shapes!  This one is available for sale at Artisans Way in Concord: 

This other is a more abstract piece playing with flame shapes and some beautiful reds and oranges I picked up at Absolute Glass in Methuen.

I took a little trip up to New Hampshire in search of interesting antique windows.  I found a few --but I have to say: they aren't cheap!  It makes me especially grateful for all of you folks who have supplied me with windows -- it keeps my expenses down considerably.

Here's a shot of my studio with one of the small transom windows I bought.  I'll post a better image once I've grouted it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Last few warm days of 2011...

After our freaky October snow storm -- that left so many people without power (many still!) -- we've had glorious warm days lately.  Tomorrow rain and cooler temperatures are supposed to return, so I took the chance to do a little yard clean up. A task that isn't much fun in the humid heat of August and September can be such a blast on a precious warm day in November!  I took a few shots of the late afternoon (we're talking 3 o'clock -- it IS November, after all!):

The watering can and dying oat grass in the sunlight give me that bittersweet feeling that only arrives in late fall.  The colors are so rich and so fleeting.  But there were still a few fighters blooming in the garden:

 The perennial chrysanthemums and veronica  seem so remarkable after there have been more than six inches of snow on the ground!

 And there are still frogs in the pond!

Enjoy these days!