Saturday, March 11, 2023
My Life on a Cup Series
I started a new series of watercolor paintings. My Life on a Cup. The watercolor paper is 6x6 inches
I used to call reading a book in one day as a guilty pleasure, and now it’s just a pleasure
New sewing thrift store in Orange, CA. Two women saw a need and now they have a storefront.
It’s fun to draw coffee cups - all colors shapes and sizes
Drawing a painting book for our grands to celebrate being 5. This is my typical doodle background
Love the background on this one. There is no going back.
Celebrating International Women’s Day!
This was a little labor intensive to paint, but I love the results
Next rain storm. It rained for over 12 hours.
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Friday, March 03, 2023
The Wednesday Scroll Along
Two friends - Leslie Tucker Jenison and Michele Muska have a IG Live on Wednesdays at 2pm Pacific Time and started the #wednesdayscrollalong I have a huge collection of vintage textiles and started on this hand sewing journey
Bird houses and bird are my artwork on Spoonflower
The vintage wooden spool that I bought on Etsy
Coming together? Using mostly Perle cotton size 8
Hand sewing is so relaxing. Iron and hexagons are my own artwork on fabric
I learned the lazy Daisy stitch to make the spiral loops! So fun!
Fun to use the flower buttons!
The scroll so far!
This might be the last panel for this scroll. It is slowly getting sewn
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Labels: hand sewing, scroll art, vintage textiles
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Houses and Quilt Patterns
I got this idea of using traditional quilt designs with my whimsical houses. Painted in a 6x6 watercolor book
Love these tulips
Design from my very first coloring book from 1996
Baltimore Album Quilt
I am sure I can use many of these for future house paintings
Here’s the cover of my first coloring book 1996. All hand drawn
Soon I will have a nice four some block. All of these could be made into quilts…later.
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Labels: quilt patterns, watercolor painting
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Moving Is Never Easy
After ten years in this dream space of 1,000 square feet, I am moving home to begin my next chapter
I donated the bulk of my shelving to some friends who were starting a new business
Lots of sorting stuff which is never fun
I hired my handyman to come and take down all of the high up quilts and this bicycle
Bulk fabric in Rubbermaid bins which I had to order on line because they didn’t have them at Home Depot or Target
It is slowly shrinking
My big design table rolled out the back door and across the parking lot to my neighbor Erickson Surfaces
Taking some time to rest and relax on my most favorite couch
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Labels: dream studio, next chapter, studio move 2022
Wednesday, April 06, 2022
What I’ve Been Up To
I started the 100 Day Project with vessels
Then abandoned it when the invasion of Ukraine took place
On a whim, Libby Williamson and I drove to Phoenix to go to QuiltCon for one day!
It wa great fun to surprise friends!
Clean up on Aisle 5. Purging more stuff
An old painting that inspires me everyday!
Self portrait. Painter, quilter and gardener
New Succulent garden!
The big pink flower village!
Present day me. My grands call wrinkles folds and I call them wise folds!
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Labels: drawing, garden, longest break ever, painting
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Happy You in 22 on Instagram
Happy New Year! 2022 and we’re still wearing masks!
Things that I am thinking about for the new year!
This is an Instagram positivity challenge organized by Tracy Verdugo, Lori Siebert and Kenzie Elston. I love that they gave us 2 days to produce something!
1-2 Joyful and Ecstatic and one of my happy places…the garden. Slaying weeds!
3-4 Peaceful and Calm…reading and a Chai Latte
5-6 Energized and Excited - created a Sweet Pea garden with month and a half seedlings!
7-8 Authentic and Genuine- in my drawing studio at home
9-10 Adventurous and Brave - Do Something Scary Every Day! Take risks! Be brave!
11-12 Intuitive and Flowing - that’s my imagination! Stay tuned for the next group.
Thinking about doing the 100 Day Project again this year and pondering themes.
Inside my House and Studio
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Labels: drawing, IG challenge, painting
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