Friday, March 22, 2013

Back from Sunny CA

Looks like my daughter will be attending college in California!  Look at these views...not too tough to take.   She really loved Cal Poly University.  They offer some beautiful facilities and San Luis Obispo looks to be a wonderful town.  I hope we have enough money left to go visit her!  Better up my production of dolls and jewelry.

Here is a little heart assemblage that I made from papier mache, plaster and solder for a swap in my jewelry workshop group.  Hope she likes it!

Friday, March 8, 2013

It's That Time of Year Again!

 The Smith College Bulb show in Northampton, Massachusetts is in full bloom and my lady friends and I make a point to drive down and see it each year.  It is our traditional welcome to spring.  The pinks and purples were especially lovely this year.  These pictures were taken on my iPhone camera and I have to say I am loving it.  It is so easy to have with me that I find myself taking lots more pictures.


My Northampton shopping and flower appreciation buddies.

This was my favorite flower this year.  I love that peachy coral shade and the ruffles.  I would like to recreate this in tissue or crepe paper but Mother Nature can't be beat!

There is a lovely little indoor shopping market with lots of wonderful independent shops in Northampton's thriving downtown.  This is on the bottom floor and is one of my favorites.  It's filled with quirky stuff.   Had a great whoopie pie at the Queen Bee Cupcakery also.  There motto is "get buzzed" at the Cupcakery.

We would have spent more time downtown if it hadn't been for those pesky parking meters!  I don't think the city should have them.  It doesn't encourage leisurely shopping.   All in all a great day.