Friday, December 26, 2014


Here are a few odds n ends:

A porcelain dragon which I found in Goodwill a couple of weeks ago for $5.  
He is magic, of course.  
How else could all those delicate porcelain points survive completely intact after having been shuffled around in the Goodwill glassware shelves?

Isn't this the snazziest motorcycle you have ever seen?  
Saw it in the parking lot of a restaurant where we were eating a couple weeks ago.
It was driven by a middle-aged lady in a fringed leather jacket.
There seemed to be quite a roomy trunk in the back, where she put her helmet, etc.

Per N, this is a coontie palm.  We have one growing in the ground at the corner of the back stoop, and several in pots.

When I was taking out the recyclables this morning, I noticed this cool-looking seed thingie on the coontie palm.

There was like a gray fuzzy capsule thingie enclosing bright orange segmented seeds.

and while I was taking pix of cootie palm seeds, saw the hose lying all tangled up and thought it made a nice abstract pattern...

Monday, December 15, 2014


My submission to Illustration Friday this week.  I did this mermaid in watercolor and pastel quite some time ago.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Busy Bee

Here is what I've been working on lately.  Still working on getting these listed on etsy, though  (it takes awhile!)  Most of it will be in my new (old) shop, JoyceAlice

Had a lot of fun with the tiny little pendants  --- it's a fun challenge to see what you can fit into a 1-1/4 inch square!