Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
This was my 1st attempt to sketch my local landscape while the mustard was in bloom. 2008 was a great year for mustard to cover our local coastal hills. After I did this sketch I realized that the mustard blooms first on the western side of the hill where the afternoon sun drenches the hills.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This is a small (4" by 5") art quilt. It looks a lot like my previous entry. Two years ago I took my 1st art quilt class with Jane Lafazio at the Oceanside Museum of Art. In the very beginning of the class Jane recommended that we have a sketchbook to jot down our images. Although I love my quilting I really did consider dropping out of the class if I was going to be forced to sketch. I knew I just couldn't do it. Six months later I decided I would learn how to do a little sketching. Again Jane was my teacher. I have been keeping a sketchbook journal ever since. Three days ago I took 2 Meyer lemons, sliced one in half and sat down with my Moleskein watercolor sketchbook and drew a simple sketch. Tonight I finished a little quilt on canvas, painted with acrylic paints and then hand embroidered, beaded and embellished with vintage buttons this little quilt. It makes me smile. I hope you enjoy it too.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I asked Ella (age 5) " Why do you think they named an orange an 'orange'?" There was a pause and then a giggle. Well why didn't they name a lemon "yellow" and why didn't they name an apple "red"? I guess it's 5 year old humor but WHY?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
My new rescue pack for my traveling art supplies led by my new little measuring spoons (They most likely look like giraffes to you)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Cassin's Kingbird: This morning as Sophie and I were on our walk we heard a flock of these birds sitting and singing in the trees. There were about 6-7 birds in each tree... about 4 of them. Their song was amazing and loud. I have never seen so many birds at a time in one tree. It embellished our walk with song and joy.