Thursday, June 13, 2013


My addiction to words goes way back.
I paint them on my walls, put them into quilts,
purchase fabrics and purses designed with words and letters.
I design banners with letters and 
even my coffee cups have words or initials.
I collect hundreds of wooden type,
and read hundreds of books each year.

I have been playing with a new way 
to enjoy them and to please myself and family.
This one is for Darling Daughter.
She collects TKAM books.

This one is for Dearest Son
One of his favorite books
 is Breakfast of Champions.

My Dad loved words and used them wisely.
I inherited that I think, along with 
short fingers and wide hands. Gee thanks Pop.
He also gave me his blue eyes so 
all is forgiven.
My Mother read for hours,
nearly every day of her life.
She gave me that. Thanks Mom.
I would have loved slender hands 
and delicate nails though.
She gave those to Hannah.

Like many parents, my Dad often sang 
You Are My Sunshine to me,
and I sang it to my kids constantly.
I like having this fresh canvas 
in my room.
It makes me happy - blue or grey skies.


Words and I are a power couple
We are wed
Till death do us part

and even then I just may have something to say.


Razmataz said...

LOVE the mocking bird one have many talents Z.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your words and the great signs.

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your Word signs! So awesome!

Kit said...

These are wonderful! And you have given me an idea for my girls. Can I borrow your love of words? Have a great weekend! Kit

Sonja of Hickety Pickety said...

FINALLY!!! I was goin' into withdraw ....missing new posts from ya! LOVE the word signs!!!

Ya might not like your hands, but they sure are talented!!!

Are ya reading anything good right now???

Kathy said...

Love Love Love your new work!! This entire post resonated with me in so many ways.
"It's only words, but words are all I have, to take your heart away..."

Anonymous said...

Absolutely in love with the grey skies one!

Art and Sand said...

Thank you so much for your photos of beautiful signs. I too love words and use them in my decorating.

Jill said...

These are great pieces you've made!

Karen Walker said...

i sang that to my sons when they were very 2 years old, my oldest now 23, could sing the entire song...too dang sweet! love your work. :)

The Boston Lady said...

Love, love, love these. Did I mention I love them? I too am a word person which I believe I inherited from both my parents - the temper definitely came from just my father, a Scot. Words connect people. Reading to children, reading to ourselves, writing letters, writing blogs, learning new things through words and exploring the world. Wonderful post, Z. Ann

Jillayne said...

"it's only words... and words are all i have" - i'm a word fiend too - started way, way back - I remember my favourite thing about Grade 5 was the dictionary drills...
I love your word art z.

Nella said...

Suz, you have made me happy! Viewing this this morning, your beautiful art, mind, words...lovely! I love what you are doing....N.xo said...

Those are fabulous, of course;) love the sunshine one:) you make magic out if everything you do! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!
-Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Lana said...

Z, you are just simply THE BEST. This whole darn post puts tears in my eyes! BEAUTIFUL words re:your parents...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these "word arts"...oh my gosh. Wish I HAD WORDS to describe how beautiful these are. I'm a lover of words, too, and I've always admired how you can make something beautiful out of the most ordinary things. THIS has to be my most favorite post. Your heart just shines right through...Blessings from Oklahoma (via Missouri)

Romeo said...

WOW WOW WOW! These are great! They are inspiring! Like you and many others, love words! I have loved books and words since I was a child. When I first learned to read I read everything I could get my little hands on - to include the shampoo bottles, soap, you name it. I still love words and so today I am thanking you for sharing yours and your wonderful way with them!



Theresa Hein said...

I love them all! I too and a wordaholic, can't get enough. Type is something that I am intuitively drawn too. My parents sang 'you are my sunshine' too, and so do we... lucky us. love, t.xoxo