In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Friendship and the shed...

Artist Toni Kelly does gorgeous calligraphy and beautifully observed nature pieces.  I'm delighted to say that my favorite (and most needed) prayer now hangs in the shed, done by Toni's own hand in oil and ink.  The colors are serene and perfect, and of course dragonflies are very special to me. Thank you, Toni, I couldn't be happier!

It's right at home above the stained glass window, where I can see it easily--and remember.

Toni's blog is HERE--stay awhile and look at all her wonderful work; you'll enjoy the journey as much as I do.  Or visit her Etsy store to find something YOU can't do without (I have the spring robin print too.)

I had another happy surprise at last weekend's sketchcrawl...longtime friend and journal keeper Vicky Williamson brought me these two little cubbies for over the desk (they're stacked, here.) Haven't decided for sure where to hang them and they're already filling up!  They're perfect, and just fit.  Thank you, Vicky!  Now, when are you coming for tea?

And this is weird, two of my photos went away, since yesterday!  I've put them back and hope they stay!


  1. Thank you Kate!! Big hugs coming your way.

  2. What a beautiful gift! Perfect for your shed. I had to go peek at Toni's work--awesome!

    Funny--been puzzling a lot the past few days about the "wisdom to know the difference".

  3. You can tell how happy I am with it, Toni! Hugs are a bonus...

    And Rita, me too. I'm a doer, a fixer...I want to make things happen, make them better. Much in my life these days doesn't lend itself to my normal mode of operation, so the serenity prayer is more than normally needed. I am NOT good at feeling helpless.

  4. Toni's work is incredible! Thanks for the links.

    Glad the old crates work; they look great in your sanctuary . . . and I'm always ready for a cup of tea!

  5. You're welcome, Vicky!

    And yes, don't they look wonderful? We hope to get them up today--soon as I can decide for sure where. :-)

    Maybe next sketchcrawl, eh?



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