Now Collecting…Franciscan Radiance

I love going thrifting on a Saturday morning. Junk stores, thrift shops, yard sales, and flea markets hold the promise of treasure, and most of the fun is had during the hunt. Up until now, my main collections have been owls and tacky landscapes. Alas, my apartment is full of both of these items, andContinue reading “Now Collecting…Franciscan Radiance”

Mr. Owl

I have a “thing” for owls. They’re solitary, nocturnal hunters; they’re associated with the Greek goddess Athena and therefor now symbolize wisdom. The mournful and/or screeching call of an owl is also associated with death & misfortune. At any rate, I like to keep them on my side, symbolically & otherwise. At the 2007 NorthContinue reading “Mr. Owl”

Embroidered Landscape

This weekend, I was finally able to finish an embroidery I’ve been working on forever! Over a year ago, I bought a barely started cottage embroidery scene at the bi-monthly Lutheran Sale at the church near my house. I was thinking about starting a new embroidery that I bought at another flea market, and thenContinue reading “Embroidered Landscape”

Tacky Landscapes

I have begun the somewhat laborious process of cataloging my infamous collection of Tacky Landscapes. This not-quite-world-renowned collection surrounds me in my bedroom; almost every square inch of wall is taken up by them. Taken individually, they may seem quite ugly, but when viewed as a whole, they offer windows to different (highly-saturated) places andContinue reading “Tacky Landscapes”