Tuesday, January 29, 2008

And now for something completely different....

I really enjoy making patterns that can be turned into borders for artwork or as elements of a painting.
©Ginger Nielson2008

Friday, January 25, 2008


Unable to comprehend the seriousness of his actions, the Mayor of Hamelin sought to save money by denying the Piper his pay. Sadly the payment the Piper exacted on the village was far more precious than mere gold.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fairy's child

When Vanessa Marie was only a few months old she began to grow the most beautiful wings. By the time she was 3 years old her parents noticed that her wings had grown far to large to fit under her little shirts and dresses. And by the time she was six, she realized who she really was and one night she flew away to take her place with those of her kind. Actually if I were her parent, I wouldn't worry so much about the wings...but those EARS!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Waddayaknow! The Make My Day Award

I was so honored to receive this lovely award from my really good friend and fellow artist, Nancy Lefko whose collage art is simply the best! Be sure to click on her name and enjoy her super collage work. If you haven't visited her site, this is a must and you won't be disappointed.

And as I accept this award I am pleased to pass it on with the following guidelines.

1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the "You Make my Day Award" logo with a link to the post that I wrote. (Optional)
4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

And I have chosen the following artists to receive this award, because they truly bring light to my day as I visit their sites and enjoy all that they offer.
Sherry Rogers

Amy C. Moreno

Jennifer E. Morris

Carla Kurt

Paige Keiser

I truly admire each of these incredible artists and know you will enjoy visiting their sites and leaving a comment of encouragement for all their hard work.

Friday, January 18, 2008


This is an actual tree down the hill from where we live. The tiny bird's nest has a dome of snow on top and it just made me think how frustrated a bird would be if he/she were trying to build a nest and had to face an early spring surprise.

Some days it is just PLAIN that things are going to get a bit complicated.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I suppose you know that if you were a fairy you would have to STITCH your own clothing. Shoes would be fashioned from just the right size leaf. And if they wore out, you could easily find a huge selection of raw materials all ready to stitch up.

©Ginger Nielson 2007

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Ah, a dog's life. Most of the time it is 100 percent content. MOST of the time.
©Ginger Nielson 2008