Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.
For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled “Dolls for My Red Cape”. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more.
Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner “For Cathy”.
From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Three days in the country to paint
Artist friends invited me to paint with them and we had gray rainy days so did not try to paint plein air. Instead we painted inside their beautiful studio and I had a great time. Three days, three small paintings for me. With so many really outstanding art galleries and art events in town, it is daunting to put brush to canvas.
The bottom one of these three is from a Cape Ann photo taken in 2013. as are the following ones I have just finished here at home.