Friday, December 31, 2010

Feature Friday - UmiDesign on Etsy

It's New Year's Eve, time to make a fresh start! Have you made any resolutions?

I made one a few weeks ago to feature a virtually unknown Etsy shop each Friday. Today's "new" shop is UmiDesign, a place you'll find lovely handmade jewelry.

One of my favorite pieces is this lovely Sky-blue Amazonite ring shown above - gorgeous!

I hope you can take a minute to check out this shop.

Happy New Year!

Peace, Judi

Friday, December 24, 2010

Feature Friday - MatildaRosePhotos on Etsy

It's Christmas Eve, but rather than show an image of the Christ child, I thought it would be fun to feature another spiritual being's image! This Buddha Fine Art Photographic Print is so bright and colorful.

This one of several wonderful photos in MatildaRosePhotos' shop. I hope you can take a minute to check it out.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate.

Peace, Judi

Sunday, December 19, 2010


This was always my favorite choral piece when I sang in high school.

Peace to all this holiday season.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Feature Friday - ChristmasTreeDepot on Etsy

A picture is worth 1000 words - great looking new product, a 7.5 inch glass Christmas tree. I fell in love as soon as I saw this!

There are other versions in the Christmas Tree Depot shop, so please go check them out if you have a couple of minutes.

Peace, Judi

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tiny Farm

Tiny Farm, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

What do you think? Should I offer this for sale in any of my photography shops?

Happy Wednesday!

Peace, Judi

Friday, December 10, 2010

Feature Friday - amarinalevin on Etsy

Here's another shop that I hope you'll browse - amarinalevin

These colorful knitted sweaters could brighten up any child's wardrobe.

Happy Friday!
Peace, Judi

Friday, December 3, 2010

Feature Friday - hobbyco on Etsy

I found this shop, hobbyco, using the Pounce feature of Etsy. These wooden rolling pins are just gorgeous looking.

Maybe it's just what you need for a holiday gift for the cook in your life!

Peace, Judi

P.S. I'm going to try to make this a regular feature on Friday's, at least as often as possible, to feature a relatively unknown shop. Hope this helps you find something new!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey TTV, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

I'm thankful for family, friends, good health, a roof over my head, and joy in my life.

This felt turkey soft sculpture is thankful he will not be Thanksgiving dinner.

What are you thankful for today?

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the USA.

Peace, Judi

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Red - 320:365, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

Red maples still holding their leaves brighten an otherwise dreary day.

Hope you are enjoying autumn this year.

Peace, Judi

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gloucester Flags Circle-2

I love making these Amazing Circles. This one was made from a landscape photo taken in Gloucester, MA.

If you'd like to see more of the circles I've made, you'll find my Flickr set here.

If you'd like to try making them yourself, check out this tutorial.

Peace, Judi

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October Rose - Oct. 7, 2010

One of the last roses of the season.

See for details on this flower in the rose family.

Happy Tuesday!

Peace, Judi

Sunday, October 3, 2010

PoE Slide Show - Bodies of Water

I hope you enjoy these images submitted from the great team of the Photographers of Etsy during September.

Peace, Judi

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Early Fall Reflections

Last Suday was the Greater Boston Memory Walk. Part of the longer, 6-mile route looped around the lagoons between Storrow Drive and the Charles River. This image is of one of the lagoons, very peaceful and calm on this lovely day!

Thanks to all who donated to support my walk efforts. Thus far I have raised $895 and hope to have a few more donations arrive soon as it's not too late - walk donations will be taken through the end of October.

I hope this image helps you find some peace today.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Memory Walk Badges

I will be walking in the 2010 Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk. They used to give us these "ask me about" badges. The one in the center was our team several years ago.

If you'd be willing to make a donation you can find my site here; those who need the services and I would be most grateful.

Peace to all, Judi

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tom Lehrer's Oedepis Rex

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do:

Peace, Judi

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Peach Jam

Nothing like homemade peach jam. This jar I made myself. I would have made more but only had enough sugar for a small batch.

My mother was given this recipe in the mid '40s while in Texas where my father was stationed during WWII.

Peach Jam

6 C crushed peaches
4 T lemon juice
4 C sugar

Wash, peel, & remove pits from peaches.
Crush peaches and & add sugar and lemon.
Boil & cook on high, stir frequently to prevent burning, until syrup is think (about 20 minutes.)
Pour into clean, dry jelly glasses & seal at once with paraffin.

Makes about 6 8 oz. glasses.

Here's a hint that I learned in the '70s - put on a layer of paraffin, then place a piece of string that is several inches longer than the diameter of the glass with two ends hanging over, then add another layer of wax. When ready to remove, entire piece will lift off easily by pulling up on each end of the string.

Caveat - proceed at your own risk and do some reading on putting food up before you do this if you haven't done it before. A great, old book is "Putting Food By" by Ruth Hertzberg, Beatrice Vaughan, and Janet Greene.

If you make a small batch, as I did, you can just jar it and put in the refrigerator for use in the immediate future.

Peace and happy cooking to all,

Friday, August 13, 2010

Vegan Brownies On Antique Plate

A boring title today. Made these brownies a couple of days ago and saved them for last Wednesday night's knitting group meeting. You can find the recipe here:

My batch of brownies came out a little heavy, slightly dry, so I will have to play with this recipe a little when making it again. Maybe I'll add grain sweetened, non-dairy chocolate chips next time?

I must say, the dryness is not an issue when topped with soy "ice cream".
If you make them, please give a big thanks to Ginger on her blog.

Peace to all, Judi

Friday, July 23, 2010

Well, This is Pointless!

The title says it all.

For the moment I am out of photo-pun ideas. If you've got any please send them along.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Peace, Judi

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Another find at my parents' house, which we are still clearing out, was several large bags on pinecones, nuts, and other weedy things my mother used in making nature inspired wreaths. I brought them home and have put most of them in my compost pile, but these cones and a few others I put aside for photography - later to end up as compost.

I think this will make a nice holiday card, possibly with a greeting added at the bottom; or maybe some holly or other colorful decoration. What do you think?

Peace, Judi

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cereal Killer

Guilty - caught in the act of eating her victim!

Peace, Judi ;-)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dime And Pin

An old joke, but still a good one I think. I'd love to give you a diamond pin, so here you go! Just my latest in this series of groaners.

Happy Sunday.

Peace, Judi


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