• Artisan Studio

    New Uses for Old Stuff

    The Pec Thing is an event artisans and collectors display and sell their antiques, collectibles, and crafted creations. Even though it rained substantially this morning and the roofers didn’t finish up until 11:30 this morning, I headed to the Winnebago…

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    The Forces of Nature: The Changing Seasons

    This week’s The Daily Post: Photo Challenge asks for photographers to focus on a force of nature. Living in Northern Illinois, I think the most impressive force of nature encompasses the changes of seasons. Summer In the summer, we experience…

  • Artisan Studio,  Travel

    Scarecrows in Cherry Valley, Illinois

    Cherry Valley. A village covering just under 4 square miles containing approximately 3,000 people. It lies just outside the Rockford, Illinois city limits. This is where I wandered this weekend. I love small town and village festivals and notable events.…

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    Autumn & the Kishwaukee River

    When I stepped outside to take Pepper for his morning constitutional, the early crispness in the air beckoned me to explore the colors of autumn with my camera. After coffee and a breakfast of zucchini bread and bacon, I headed…

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    A Wine Glass and an Old Ornament

    An old wine glass. There is only one of them; the other broke years ago, but you haven’t thrown the partner away. A glass candle stick. The kind you put tall tapers in, but you haven’t used it in years.…