A to Z: U

Today’s letter is U!

Can you find them all?


Uncle Tom’s Cabin book


Unicorn pair

Unicorn toy

Union Pacific shield

Up arrows (3) – or are they down arrows?

Urchin, sea

Ursidae arctos



Weekly Weather: Thunderstorm

The weather for this, well, actually, last week is/was: Thunderstorm (A storm of heavy rain accompanied by lightning, thunder, wind, and sometimes hail. Thunderstorms occur when moist air near the ground becomes heated, especially in the summer, and rises, forming cumulonimbus clouds that produce precipitation.)



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CYW: Caribbean Green

The Challenge is 4 months long, celebrating the 120 colors of Crayola Crayons, one color for each day. For my submissions I drew and colored an image with the crayon of the day and enhanced the drawings with collage. Today’s color is: Caribbean Green.

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A to Z: Theme Reveal


This year, in my ongoing effort to scale down my collages (only due to storage space limitations), I have used a deck of ordinary playing cards as my canvas.

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Each letter has a two card spread, with the letter on the left and on the right side is a collage of all the items I could find beginning with that letter.

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As an added bonus, I’ll be including a list of all the items to help you find them all! I will be showing the cards full size and able to biggified – I’m showing them smaller today because I don’t want to reveal too much!!

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I’ve almost completed the deck – I just have to put the finishing touches on it. I’ll show finished deck at the end of April. I hope you enjoy looking for all the items on the cards. I certainly enjoyed creating them!

Weekly Weather: Rainbow

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This week’s topic is Rainbow (an arch of colors formed in the sky in certain circumstances, caused by the refraction and dispersion of the sun’s light by rain or other water droplets in the atmosphere).

With this collage I am celebrating real rainbows and rainbow colors! I had three pages to work with so there are 5 views. I hope you like my rainbows!!



Thanksgiving Turkeys on Display

My sister works for a branch of the local library and is always looking for things to put in the display case by the front door. All of the branches have display cases for patrons to show off whatever collectibles they have. I volunteered my turkey collection because of, well, you know! And I wanted to share them! 057


Bottom shelf, Beanie Baby turkeys – my sister put them down at the bottom for the kids to look at. Of the old style beanies, I’m missing 3 turkeys – one of these days I’ll find them to add to the flock. Next shelf up are 2 napkin holders, one plastic, one ceramic, a turkey teapot (so gorgeous!!!!) and a pumpkin-turkey figurine made of resin.062


On the middle shelf are a pair of Fitz & Floyd candle holders and the prize of my collection, a McCoy cookie jar. The red of the wattle and ‘cookies’ lettering has worn off but I love it anyway. A thrift store treasure for $19.99.060


At the very top, a super big polyresin turkey , a turkey-shaped sauce container (rear) and in front, the most recent addition, a planter.061

As you can probably tell from the flock other than the beanies, I like my turkeys in their natural state – not dressed as pilgrims or anything else cutesy. Also, with the exception of the beanies, the teapot and the super big one, my flock has been found at thrift stores through the years. About 5 years ago I realized my flock was beginning to overwhelm me and I decided to stop buying all that I saw. I got rid of the ones I didn’t love or really like and since then I limit myself to one a year – which is kind of easy since turkeys are a very seasonal item. Of course, if I bring one home, I have to get rid of one of the ones I really like – but never the ones I love!! I’ve got to keep the flock culled or they’ll take over!!!

Thank you for letting me share my turkey flock with you! Happy Turkey Day!!!