Monday, April 27, 2015
I read this one a month or 2 ago- based on recommendation from Coffee Tea and Me. It was a quick read and enjoyable. Just enough fantasy to have a quick escape. Yet enough faith based to make you think a bit. I paid it forward to a co-worker who also needed a quick escape.
I read this about a month ago and was a delightful read- what I call brain candy- fun to read and escape into their lives for a bit but no real substance. Pretty geography, romance , relationships, a wedding or 2. Environmental concerns for developing areas that perhaps cannot sustain heavy development.
Reading this currently whenever I get a chance- non-fiction and I am about 1/2 way through and find it enjoyable.
I am reading Unbroken on my Kindle and The Shape of a Year is either travelling with my or on the nightstand.
What are you reading these days??
Sunday, April 26, 2015
|A little Field Sketching - on a warm spring afternoon|
|Leftover 3.5 inch squares become a new quilt|
|Machine Quilting this|
|Quilt top from leftover squares - dark in center, medium in corners, lights in middles.|
|the sun was just hitting the hillsides just right - a pleasant early evening stroll by the creek|
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
On the bright side this time of year is really lovely in the woods- the fresh fallen snow blankets everything and makes everything new again. It can be ever so quiet while out there. Love to here the silence. The birds are very active at the feeders and this year with all the deep snow the deer are feasting on our Christmas tree cast off. Every season has its beauty and I enjoy them all.
Monday, February 23, 2015
|" Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted" John Lennon Silver Gelatin test print with black and White India Inks the artist used.|
|Kincardine, Ontario Canada|
|Aloha From Hawaii|
Now I need to get 10 fabric postcards ready by April 1st for my quilt Guild Challenge. Theme for that is 1975 the year the Guild was founded.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
|First Collage layer and light color|
|Cover with Gesso - next layer|
|Add Stamps and light color again|
|Sketch out design in pencil then go over it with black marker|
|Add colors and thin out with water /gesso to get color value, then add details with black marker or white paint pen|
This was a fun one to do. I grew up with a mom who used seed pods, weeds and pine-cones in her creations so I was really used to the asymmetry of seedpods that was requested in creating this. Trying to get the colors to go from dark to light value was a good challenge, mine in the end are mostly medium value. I have Jacaranda pods, Milkweed, sweet-gum ball, teasel, Eucalyptus, Chinese lanterns depicted here. I could not seem to post the black and white photo of it but that was part of the process to check and see how your balance of light/dark was going. Good Process. Collaged in the centers of the pods were people or places that you love or are meaningful to you!
Well back to the work of snow removal driveway , roof and any where else. Cold here again- that is the February Mantra - deep freeze and subzero!!! Stay warm and hoping there is sun shine wherever you are.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Stand out in a crowd.
Go out on a limb.
Be a bright spot in others lives.
Be home before dark.
Add color to your life.
Its ok to be a little Flashy.
( I could not clearly read the correct person to give credit to)