Saturday, February 14, 2009


I thought today would be the perfect day to share Joyce's February calendar page. Yes, the month is half gone but her art is so heartful, what better time? I'm enjoying gazing at the unique images everyday. Luke, my 17-month-old grandson loves pointing at the sweet photo in the upper right and saying "bay-bee?" (he's so cute).

In addition to the images, Joyce actually stitched tiny hearts along the edges of the textured paper. Very unique and lovely calendar art. The back has more images, stamped hearts and quotes:

The note on the back of the tag says, in part:

"I spend half of my winter in the Adirondack Park near Lake Placid. This is I am sure not everyone's cup of tea, but I have grown to really love the beauty, silence and isolation that winter brings up here."

Thank you, Joyce, for capturing the beauty and sharing it on your calendar page.


Winter has definitely returned to our neighborhood (we awoke to a blanket of snow to replace the piles that had been washed away by the rains earlier this week), so we might as well enjoy some winter art. The following images were taken by my daughter at the Plymouth, Michigan Ice Sculpture Spectacular in January.

And, of course, it had to be done:

Obama on ice – what more can one add?

(Click on any image to enlarge it, especially the mermaid – beautiful.)


  1. love the calendar page! hey, I have one too - I'm a lucky observer of February and every month this coming year!
    the ice sculptures are so amazing - now those are artists who are truly all about process - I'd be trying to pack mine away in dry ice.... :)

  2. Ha, Patti. I'm with you – that's a LOT of work, especially when the weather turns unseasonably warm and then it rains.... talk about transient art...

    Thanks for stopping by!