Many Happy Wishes for You

Gingie house, 2012, Mauersberger
Since 2009, my friend Christy and I have made these sweet little gingerbread houses on or near her birthday in December.  This year we added a new twist and made a 3-D gingerbread tree to accompany the little edible dwellings. 

Gingie Tree with holiday deco and...the last bit of flame from a candle I've burned in memory of my mama.
See  2009, 2010, and 2011

I wish you happiness at this time of year.

Peace.
Christine

Salt and Stitches

C Mauersberger work in process, 2012
More musings on observation and stitching. 
Spread salt on black ground and create stitches upon observation.

C. Mauersberger work in process, 2012

C. Mauersberger, Photo:  Salt on black ground, 2012
I am still working on the sidewalk series seen here

Am amused that there are endless stitching compositions at my finger tips.
Literally.
Here a few salt pictures (of many).
C. Mauersberger, Photo: Salt on black ground 3, Detail

C. Mauersberger, Photo:  Salt on black ground 3, 2012



C. Mauersberger, Photo: Salt on black ground 4, 2012

C. Mauersberger, Photo: Salt on black ground, Cross road, 2012

C. Mauersberger, Photo: Salt on black ground, Circle, 2012

C. Mauersberger, Photo: Salt on black ground, Ho, 2012

My Friend

Nyx
© Terry Jarrard-Dimond 
47" h x 45.5" w and is hand stitched.
I try to keep tabs on all the blogs I follow. At times, I'm a few days behind...

Just now I saw that my friend, Terry Jarrard-Dimond, made a lovely post regarding the fellowship I was awarded. See it Here.

Thank you Terry.

I've written about Terry here and I remain Smitten, I think you will be too. 
See Terry's Here and be prepared to be knocked out.


Fellowship Announcement


Road Ahead, 2012
Work in Progress
Christine Mauersberger


I've been holding onto this information since October 17, 2012 when 2 events occurred:

1. It was my 52 Birthday and I was spending a splendid sunny fall day with India Flint

AND 
2. I received an official phone call to congratulate me for being selected  as one of twenty artists who will receive a $20,000 award each through the Creative Workforce Fellowship, a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC).


And today, I am allowed to post the official news

My husband, George Mauersberger, received this award in 2011. I wrote about it here.
We are 1 of 3 couples in the county who have won this award. 
Don't you wish you lived here?

I am humbled and have many more miles to go on my road.