Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mother's Day

For Mother's Day, my Mom wanted us to all have breakfast at our American Legion Post. It was my Mom and Dad, my sister Val and her husband, Henry, then my hubby Eric, and our twins, Thomas and Elizabeth. here are a couple of images from that morning.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Lots of things going on. Lots of changes.

I am currently recooperating from some recently dental work. I was informed that I may be in pain for up to a month.

In the meantime, I have been acting again. I spent 13 hours on the set of TNT's Leverage yesterday, working as an extra.

But the really fantastic thing is, I landed a medium supporting role on a series of movies called Hybrid. You can see more on the MySpace page at: http://www.myspace.com/thehybridseries

On the set yesterday, I did try to knit. But the people I was with had never seen someone knit before. I was starting a pair of women's fingerless gloves. I was using 5 size 4 double pointed needles, and that really confused them. I spent more time explaining things than actually knitting. lol

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Birthday Party

Dad and I dancing while my husband Eric is singing

Yesterday was my 39th birthday. We generally do not throw parties, but my mother decided that I should have an actual party this year.

We had a fantastic time! Everyone was in such a good mood that it was contagious to everyone around us. We were at our favorite bar that has karoke on the weekends, and we closed the place down.

Me and my dad

My niece Teri

My mom (in blue) with our friend Sandy

Our friends Don and his GF Jody
Our friends Dan dancing with Gerry

Monday, March 9, 2009

Baby Booties

I spent some time knitting this weekend. Not just the knitting, but designing a new pattern.

These cute booties are for sale at my Etsy store:


While I love the way they came out, I need to rework the pattern. The only reason is that these used little, tiny needles, and little tiny stitches, which translates into too much time for the sales price.

I will revisit this next weekend.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


People that know me well know that I tend to have several things going at once, and often at the same time. So when the concept of a photoshoot involving me doing a painting came up, I jumped on it.

It started normally. I was standing in front of the canvas, laying down the base colors, using a normal brush. We put a large drop cloth on the floor for reasons soon to be known.

Two photographers were moving around, capturing images as I worked. Since I generally paint when I am alone, it was a bit distracting.

We continued along like this for a while as all the base colors were laid down.

Then we took a break to allow it to dry.

That's when the real fun began!

Part of the design of the shoot was for me to really let loose and have FUN painting. So at this point I ditched the brushes, and started to finger-paint a wash over the top of the base colors - the opposite of what I normally do.

Additionally, I stopped trying to be neat.

During this, I gave up on my mixing tray, and just started mixing the colors in my hands, using a lot of water to thin them into a wash.

As you can see by the shirt, paint was getting everywhere. and thus why we used a drop cloth!

Of course, when hair got in my face, I had to use my paint covered hands to move it. lol

And here's the final result. Eye of the Storm, one of my rare abstracts. It's so named because to me, it's what a landscape would look like if you were looking out from the eye of a tornado. But it also looks like a critter trying to swim upstream, or a 'gator going down a waterfall. But that is the fun of abstract art.

Eye of the Storm is available for purchase through my Etsy store at:

All images used here with permission. Copyright 2009 Eric Hammers.

To view more of the work from this photographer, please go to:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Things have been incredibly busy recently - including things that I would never have imagined.

For one, and the biggest time issue, is I am modeling again after an almost 20 year break.

While this does take time away from my crafts, I am having a lot of fun. While I would not turn down a commercial (read: paid) shoot, I am having fun doing a lot of artsy stuff.

Here's an example:

Photographer: Elderjarl Copyright 2009 Eric Hammers

When we were doing this shoot yesterday, I saw this clump of bushes, with a ground level tunnel leading to it, and thought, "That's where wood nymphs play hide and seek." So I crawled in, and told Elderjarl to be quiet so as to do give my hiding spot away.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Letting off Steam

Mount St. Helens in Washignton State erupted in 1980. I remember it well, as I was living in Hillsboro, OR, and we got buried in ash from the 2nd explosion. I was in 5th grade, and school was cancelled. The explosion blew out the side of the mountain.

Since then, the mountain has still been releasing steam, and you can see the lava mound growing.

Water colors on board canvas - an experiment. :)

I am not certain if this will be for sale or not through our Etsy store. If you are interested in purchase, please contact me and I'll set it up.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I Stand Alone

As the twilight comes;
And the sun retreats;
I stand alone.

Lost in thought;
A single sentinal;
I stand alone.

Maybe tomorrow I won't be.

I Stand Alone is availabel for purchase at:

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Wrist problems and drawings

My wrist has really been bothering me laterly, so I have been staying away from yarn projects, and working on my drawings.

One thing I discovered today, is that my cell phone camera takes crappy pics! Keep in mind that all these drawings are on bright white paper!