I’ve been following Holly’s blog now for about a month or so. I really enjoy her style. She is very responsive to my questions and quick to explain things to me.

In this blog post: she posts a couple of drawings that she has made. She’s not in love with the second one, but she posts it anyway. I love that! She’s very honest about not liking it, and why. The next day, she posts:

Here, she posts the picture she didn’t like after she has continued to work on it. I really like that she didn’t just give up on it. She stuck with it, and got something she liked better. I think these are signs of an adult, and of someone that will do something with her art and her life.

Check out her work. It’ll be worth it!

ARHtistic License

I like that this greet and meet is for artists. Not exclusively, mind you.


Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet Welcome! I’m borrowing this blog sharing idea, which I’ve seen on several different sites. I’m especially interested in seeing new blogs devoted to the arts and the creative process, but everyone is invited to participate.

Meet and Greet

Here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your blog or or to a post and tell a little about yourself in the comments section below
  2. Read a bunch of the links other participants shared. Comment on them, and share them.
  3. Share this post on social media.  Non-blogger friends will love you for posting Meet and Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.
  4. Keep the love going. Reblog this post, edit it to suit you, and add tags.

Nature Boy, from My OBT

I saw this on My OBT’s blog. I’m utterly amazed and in awe of this work.

Nature Boy

April 12, 2017 32 Comments


Gordon Pembridge

An avid outdoorsman, artist Gordon Pembridge has had the good fortune to be surrounded for most of his life by the very best of nature. After spending the first ten years of his life in Kenya, he and his family transplanted to New Zealand, and the abundant life found in those two countries have served as his inspiration ever since. Pembridge begins with a block of wood taken from a storm-felled tree. The block is turned on a lathe until he’s achieved the right shape. Once the vessel is finished and dried, he draws his designs directly onto the wood, then hand carves and meticulously paints the vessels until they seem to be teeming with life. You can see photos of his process here.

Pembridge has an incredible talent for layering plants and creatures, and I’m hopelessly in love his with lush-looking vessels. This is one artist I’m definitely going to be checking in with regularly. Can’t wait to see what he does next!

Now, here’s a little music to listen to while you ogle Pembridge’s amazing work. Enjoy!

All images property of Gordon Pembridge.


Cilla Stitches

I love the look on the cat’s face.  The pattern for the catnip balls is on Cilla Stitches blog. Just click on “Crochet Catnip Balls”. Your cat will thank you.

Crochet Catnip Balls

This my most popular creation yet. Well, in a cat’s opinion. I can’t even finish these toys before my cat is trying to play with it. I have to hide the balls that I make to sell because my cat would try to play with all of them. Every cat I give them to goes crazy for these. The instructions are so simple, and quick to memorize. The balls themselves are very fast to make.