Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I haven't forgotten

Okay, so it has been almost two years since I posted anything here. What can I say? Life gets busy, and my creative impulses have tended in the direction of theater, which makes less interesting posts. I guess a photo? But it's not like a watercolor, or an art quilt.

But I'm visiting a friend in M√ľnich, and I brought my watercolors and painted a little postcard. I hope I can remember how to post a picture if it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Art Quilt Group


How can it have been April when I last posted? That's months ago. Life is good and busy.

So here's the news: There's a new art quilt group in town, Rag Tag Quilters, and we are going to have a small show in the local co-op gallery. In case the poster isn't quite legible, here are the details: August 5, 2011 opening during the First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 pm (or so). The show will be up until August 26, 2011. Location? Corner Gallery annex, State and Church Sts, Ukiah CA.

We sure hope to see you there.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

23 April 2011
Have you wondered where I've been? Is anyone still reading my feeble little blog? I love to write, and when I started this venture I thought I would contribute much more than I have done. Life sometimes gets in the way.

Since my last post there have been some challenging changes in my life that have gotten in the way of my "being here". But I'm back. And still doing watercolors and trying to keep an illustrated journal (but I use more words than pictures still). But I have been concentrating more on art quilts. SMALL art quilts. The quilt in the picture accompanying this post is about 9" by 12", and is a sort of reverse applique. I put 5 layers of fabric together, stitched the design, then started cutting through the layers to reveal what was beneath--some hand-dyed (by ME) fabric, some commercial fabric. And then I framed it with dupioni silk. I love it. Hope you like it, too. I plan to do more of this, maybe even some a little bigger. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Visiting Germany

Yes, I am in Germany, Muenchen, (Munich) to be exact, staying with a friend for a bit. After a challenging summer and fall, I felt rewarding myself with this trip a good idea. Winter in Germany is a lot different that winter where I live, in Northern California. It is colder, although the first few days here were quite pleasant, almost spring-like. The snow returned, though, and yesterday we took a ride to Starnbergersee and strolled in the snow on the shores of the lake. Lovely. Snow on the ground, and light snow falling. Dressed for the weather, it was quite wonderful. I took pictures, but cannot upload from here. Later! I promise.

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's October!


How can the whole month of August AND the whole month of September have gone by since I posted? Well, of course I have been busy. Haven't done much art work, but have taken a couple of nice photos. I'll post one here--the lovely hydrangea on the alley side of my house. Last year it had 2 blossoms total. This year it has been lush, covered with blossoms, falling over into the alleyway. Early in its season the blooms are quite blue, but as time goes by the newer ones are greener, very interesting colors. This shot is midseason and I think quite enchanting. Hope you like it, too.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Green is Such a Challenge



Recently I had the opportunity to sit in a friend's back yard garden with my watercolors and my large Moleskine sketchbook. The variety of greens assaulting my eyes was almost overwhelming. I had thought I would do a full page of the lushness, but just had to scale down. So here is my page of vignettes, and another small piece, a watercolor postcard of the fabulous BLUE chairs. I must get out more.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Photoshop Final Project

So I have been taking this Photoshop class, as I may have reported. Here is my final project, a self-portrait. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, although after I finished I thought of several other things I could have done. And this wasn't the FIRST thing I tried. For me, the hardest part is deciding WHAT to do. Figuring out HOW to do it is the fun part.
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