Friday, January 30, 2009

Something New

Something is better than nothing, right? Well, here's something. My sweetie gave me this tiny rose in a little tin "pail" and I decided before it dies (I do not have a naturally green thumb) I should preserve it somehow. Here's how I did my larger Moleskine sketchbook, with Pentel brush pen and watercolor crayon applied with a waterbrush. Personally, I don't think it is a great drawing, so many things are "wrong"--the perspective and the colors, to name a couple--but it speaks to me, and will always remind me of a loving gesture. For me, that's more important than being correct. And it makes me smile.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I guess I should have waited until I was feeling better to start this blog. Although the URL for this blog is I seem to have misnamed it when I set it up. How could that have happened? It's only now at matters. I guess I'll leave it as a reminder that perfection is not my goal. But as I promised, I've included some eye candy, a photo of a fabric postcard which I made, and sent through the mail to someone special.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New beginnings

Well, that didn't hurt much. And it was quick. So here I am, responding to the challenge of my friend TeriJane. Life is pretty complex for those of us who have retired from the workaday world and now entertain ourselves with classes like "Beyond Traditional Watercolor" and "Fabric Printing and Dyeing". And then there is Modern Dance, and Feldenkrais, and yoga, of course. In addition to getting together with a couple of friends twice a week to practice speaking French.

I've managed to program a pretty full schedule this semester, so I figure I need a place to review and plan. A blog? Who could possibly be interested in hearing about my life? Well, I don't know, but here I am, and I'll be posting samples of my artwork, just to make the pages more attractive. My hope is this blog will help me be more consistent in scanning and posting artwork, especially for the Every Day Matters group, which has inspired me greatly.

Thanks for looking. Leave a comment if anything touches you....