Author Archives: circuitousjourney

About circuitousjourney

Retired Art Teacher

Mixed Media Collage “The Hawk”

Most of the birds who visit my feeders are small songbirds, Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Mourning Doves, Cardinals, and Juncos. The occasional arrival of a Hawk spells trouble for my usual friends. I was able to photograph this Hawk who I … Continue reading

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Map Doll and Mixed Media Collage

The October doll pattern from the Doll Pattern of the Month Circle is a map doll. The maker is challenged to think about something in your life that you want to map, the places you have lived, jobs you have … Continue reading

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How much is too much when it comes to our pets?

Pets have always been a part of my life. When I was an infant, living in a new, suburban house, my mother had a Welsh Corgi. Unfortunately the dog didn’t have a long life, but was quickly replaced by our … Continue reading

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I Just Needed a Little Push

It has been a long time since I felt motivated to create anything. An opportunity to purchase patterns for doll making arose when my friend and former sister-law, Loretta Louviere, created “A Doll Pattern a Month Circle.” Each month a … Continue reading

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Long Time Coming

    It’s been a while since I posted anything here on WordPress and even longer since I have done any artwork. I was recently asked to give some watercolor tips, which ordinarily would not be a problem for a … Continue reading

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This young male Hairy Woodpecker may have thought our umbrella was his parent.

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New Kids on the Block

It is always fun at this time of the year to watch the fledglings of different birds attempting to learn how to maneuver the bird feeding options in our yard. There is a lot of flapping and repositioning- sometimes to … Continue reading

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