Author Archives: Suzassippi

Inspiration from the Red River Clay

The vase on the far right was Grandma’s. All I know about it is that it was a gift from one of her sons and the clay came from the Red River between the Oklahoma and Texas border. It is … Continue reading

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A work in progress from Taylor Hill

It has been rain city here for 3 days and still counting, plus, the temperature dropped to freezing. Before the ice came, I made a run to the grocery store this afternoon. R said, “It is raining.” Yes, I know; … Continue reading

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The view from my kitchen sink

When we first moved here, there was an open pass through between the kitchen sink and the addition room, once a sunroom, now serving as the dungeon basement. After J moved into the room, we closed up the window with … Continue reading

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Dinner is served: Vintage flatware on canvas

It is no secret I like vintage items: my house runneth over. When I started collecting these old silver plate utensils, I had ideas to turn them into coat hooks or picture holders. Time passes…and passes. Then one day while … Continue reading

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Bringing myself flowers: “We need bread but we need roses, too.”

“What the woman who labors wants is the right to live, not simply exist — the right to life as the rich woman has the right to life, and the sun and music and art. You have nothing that the … Continue reading

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Under the waxing Gibbous moon

I worked on this piece for a number of days and finally completed it last night. The cut on this bottle went well, so the third time was the charm for me. It does indeed just take a bit of … Continue reading

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A Bejeweled Cat

A bejeweled cat covered in faux gems Distracts us The roughness of her mottled and scarred faux fur lies juxtaposed with the shiny enamel and the glitter that glistens like the eyes of the deer in the headlights but she … Continue reading

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Happy Place Redux

Just about any place in the new kitchen is filled with happy for me. Many of my favorite items, like the table Dad made, vintage dishes, ceramics and paintings are present in this room. I bought the bird cage wire … Continue reading

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Where is my Happy Place?

I have a lot of them on this hillside and in this humble ranch house. Here is Happy Place # 1. Not that these are in order of importance because it depends on where I am and what I need … Continue reading

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Here’s looking at you 2023

The January roller coaster has begun, thus I might as well “roll with it” if you will forgive the pun. After a gorgeous New Year’s Day of clear blue skies, sunshine, and mid 70s weather, thunderstorms dominated Tuesday, although nowhere … Continue reading

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