I'm excited to share the first in a new blog series with you - featuring inspiring women who are balancing their creative pursuits in the midst of all the other demands of daily life. These little chats will explore not just the creative process, but also how these gals approach the challenge of integrating their … Continue reading Homegrown: Sleightholm Folk Art
Preview of Etsy Shop Update:Wednesday, June 24 at 1 pm PST at http://hearthstonefables.etsy.com When I first started delving into the liturgical calendar years ago, St. John's Tide, aka Midsummer - the feast of John the Baptist - was what really drew me in. John's feast was placed near the Summer Solstice, while Christmas was placed … Continue reading Midsummer Shop Update
Summer feels like it's cresting here - all the late-summer bounty is rolling in, with more yet to come as we transition more to the fall harvest season in September. The strawberries are having another flush, and the raspberries are unstoppable right now! What's the perfect late-summer treat for a hot day, a libation with a nod to the end of summer? A raspberry soda float, of course! And Sparrow & Chipmunk are the perfect helpers.
This past January, I had the privilege of being a chaperone for my niece's Make-a-Wish trip to New York City - our remarkable niece has been fighting leukemia for the past couple of years. It was such a wonder to get to see her, along with a group of other tough kids, enjoy the sights … Continue reading The Cloisters
"But why should we not have one genuine out-of-door day, a day when we shall see to it that every city child may romp and play in God's green fields, and when we make it a joyous duty to thank the Giver of all, not only for the harvests & for the full granaries as … Continue reading Midsummer
A year or two ago at a craft store, I bought a pad of brown-toned paper on a whim. In my acrylic paintings, I've always really enjoyed the process of playing with lighting - especially with glowing faery-orbs providing the illumination - but I wanted a way to sketch the lighting & experiment with it … Continue reading Drawing Process