Walking Around The Mississippi Craft Show

The Mississippi Craft Show is in full swing this weekend in Jackson.  The show is in its' second year and showcases the work of many talented Mississippi craftsmen and artists.  I love the way this event highlights the talents of folks in Mississippi and at the same time raises money for the needs … [Read more...]

Making An Entrance: A Tribute To Artist Miriam Weems

Two years ago I was in Oxford helping my daughter make her entrance into the freshman dormitory when I received the news that my dear friend Miriam Weems was critically ill.   A few hours later I learned of her entrance into heaven. Miriam was colorful, full of life and loving of all people and … [Read more...]

Welty on Wednesday: Tell About Night Flowers

The recent release of Tell About Night Flowers Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters 1940-1949, selected and edited by Julia Eichelberger, was cause for a celebration.  Tuesday afternoon a reception, book signing and reading was given at the Eudora Welty House and Garden.  In spite of the rainy weather … [Read more...]

House Tour: Welcome To Beaverdam

I had an unexpected and pleasant road trip to Beaverdam last week.  Daughter needed a ride to meet a friend in Yazoo City,  and my friend was headed to her farm close by to unload some furniture.  I offered to head over and help with the unloading after delivering my daughter. In 2003 these friends … [Read more...]

Random Remembrances

Today's post was supposed to be about a wonderful neighborhood festival commemorating the end of summer but I find myself inclined to a bit more of a random remembrance frame of mind.  The festival will appear later!  I attended a funeral this morning, the son of a dear friend who left this earth … [Read more...]

Fleaing on Friday

I had a little time to fill in between appointments yesterday and so headed to one more of my favorite antique haunts here in Jackson.  Their sign announcing new shipment really lured me in! I was not disappointed - Pretty pops of pillow color were everywhere: Love this fresh take on the moss … [Read more...]

Music In The City

Music in the City is a monthly offering sponsored by St. Andrew's Cathedral and the law firm Wise, Carter, Child and Carraway. The event is held at the Mississippi Museum of Art and has a faithful following.  Dr. John Paul, organist and choirmaster at the Cathedral coordinates the programs and … [Read more...]

The Empty Nest

Today my daughter will head back to college for a semester of summer school.  Tomorrow's morning walk will be a little lonely.  The house will feel a little empty. The nest will once again have extra room and I will need to gather up some ideas and projects to fill the space. I am reminded of … [Read more...]

The Art of the Scrapbook

I cannot remember a time in my life when I was not making something!  As a young girl I loved to color, received candle making kits from Santa Claus,and  wove hot pads from strips of cloth.  I always kept a diary (under lock and key) and scrapbooked about everything - the first landing on the moon … [Read more...]

Dog Collage Portrait

I have been wanting to try a torn paper collage project for a while.  A little google research unearthed an artist that I found to be really inspiring.  It may have something to do with the fact that he specializes in dog collage portraits,  and I am a little bit crazy about my dog, so I thought … [Read more...]