Sunday, December 31, 2023

a poem for this day

New Year’s Eve

The new year’s

hazy night sky 

is upon us

and we think 

to ourselves 

what beauty

the future 

could hold.

Of course

we are scared 

of the many 

atrocities in the

great-big world,

yet we know

we must survive.

So we give 

each other 

Mona Lisa smiles

and go to bed 

with exhausted minds

and hopeful hearts.

December 31, 2023

Internal/External (drawing on postcard)

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

hobbies and interests

What is a hobby or interest you have that other people may find odd? I do pen paling, mail art, and postal swaps, so I send and receive a lot of snail mail. Sometimes, when I tell people that I send out approximately twenty pieces of mail each week, I get some weird looks and comments. A lot of younger people I’ve met don’t even know that there is an active pen paling scene. It’s wild because I cannot imagine my life without mail. I just love this hobby so much! How about you all? By the way, you can support me by leaving me a tip on PayPal or checking out my Etsy shop. I also accept crochet commissions. 

mail art from 2013

Friday, October 13, 2023

Chaos Inside and other fun stuff

    Hi there, buddies! I hope that you are all doing well. The days have mostly been cool and sunny here in New Jersey. I'm enjoying the lack of heat and also having the window open. My cat, Grace, loves "open window season", as well.

    Last week, I doodled on a fake white pumpkin I bought from Amazon. It was fun! I'm not thrilled with how it came out, but I'm glad I had a good time while making it. I have more pumpkins and other gourds that I can doodle on at some point in the future. 

    I made six postcards while I was babysitting one night. The postcards were made in the span of maybe twenty minutes. The kiddos I babysit love to draw and color, so I figured I would join in the creative session with them. The postcard below, Chaos Inside, is my favorite postcard of the bunch. 

    On a whim, I painted my nails. I used a cranberry red nail polish from Ulta. My cousin gifted me the nail polish last year for the holidays. I love the way they came out. It's not bad at all for a DIY manicure. 

    As always, thank you so much for reading. I now accept donations via PayPal. I have an Etsy shop, Green Owl Crochet, where I sell items I make. I also accept crochet commissions. Ciao! 

Chaos Inside (marker and colored pencil on a postcard)

my manicure

my doodled pumpkin

Friday, September 29, 2023

it doesn't have to be perfect to be good

It has been cool and extremely rainy here in New Jersey. My pain has been excruciating, unfortunately. As a result, I have mostly been sitting in bed. I have been able to crochet a lot. I also wrote some poetry recently and I painted a rock to look like candy corn. One of the items I crocheted in the past month is a frog stuffed toy. I feel I could have done a better job with sewing the various parts on the frog stuffed toy. The sewing process is always my weak spot with crocheting stuffed toys. However, my friend loved the way the frog turned out, so I am elated. In fact, my friend even ordered one for their kiddo. As always, I appreciate your support. Please consider buying something from Green Owl Crochet. I also accept crochet commissions. I hope you all are doing well! Ciao for now.

frog stuffed toy September 2023

Saturday, June 17, 2023

behold, summer

Howdy, folks! Summer is in full swing here in New Jersey. It's mostly been hot and sunny. Although, as I write this, it's cool and raining. I have been crocheting a lot, and also making some postcards, paintings, and other fun things. The other day, I used alcohol inks to color sea shells. I used Mod Podge and bits of tissue paper to decorate rocks on another day. I recently got LASIK eye surgery, and I'm still paying off the costs of the surgery. If you would like to support me, please check out my Etsy shop, GreenOwlCrochet. I also accept crochet commissions. Thank you!

decorated rocks

painted pineapple magnet

a painted sea shell

a postcard I made

Saturday, March 18, 2023

cozy season is almost over

The cold weather here is almost gone. Spring will come soon enough. In other words, the seasons of coziness are almost over. I'm looking forward to the longer days and then trips to the lake during the summertime. The kids I babysit got me sick again, unfortunately. I have been able to crochet a lot and also get in some art-making and writing sessions. I just adore this picture of my sweet cat, Grace, modeling a lap blanket I made. As always, if you enjoy my work and would like to support me, please check out my Etsy shop, GreenOwlCrochet. I also accept crochet commissions. 

Yellow Flowers, Teal Stamp (collage on canvas board)

Grace modeling a lap blanket I crocheted

Amoeba Madness (drawing on a postcard blank)

seven paintings I made at the end of February 

so much goodness

Hello, dear friends! I have been fairly busy with babysitting and also caring for two baby parrots. The parrots are being weaned by my dad a...