Saturday, May 07, 2022

Time for a little update

 Wow, I can't believe that I haven't blogged since January.  Yes, I've been busy having fun and enjoying life to the fullest.  At the end of January I took a trip to Oaxaca Mexico.  Hung out with Tres Amiga's and eight other fabulous women and we played, shopped and ate.

Then I started painting a 6' X 4' Canvas that had been sitting in my garage for a while.  Long story short...........I don't know what I was thinking?!?  I had no plan, I'm just gonna put some color on it. LOL

I'm still working on this big ass canvas, but I can see the end. Here are some pics.  I'm not sure how to get them in chronological order?!?  

Saturday, January 15, 2022

This weeks lesson with Robert Kelly.  I really stepped out of my comfort zone.  Using vine charcoal, a cotton ball and a kneadable eraser.  It was a very fun lesson and Robert explained the process very well.

When I watched the video's I thought to myself that there is no way I'm going to be able to do this.  Very pleased with the outcome.  Can't wait to see what next weeks lesson will be.  

And when I'm not drawing I'm doing a little slow stitching on my Jean Jacket.

Sunday, January 09, 2022

First week of the New Year was good!  I feel like I've had a nice productive week.  I finished the week with doing a little stitching on my Jean Jacket.

Patching some holes and adding some interest.  I love taking Art outside the home.  Why not wear it?!?  I still have a number of holes to fix. I think both elbows need something and one on the shoulder.  

I leave this jacket hanging out in view, so I can see it on a daily basis.  That way I don't forget to work on it.  


Friday, January 07, 2022


The new year is off to a good start.  I worked on this portrait for the past three days.  I'm taking an on-line year long class called "Lets Face it 2022".  This was the first lesson taught by Lauren Rudolph.

This portrait is all done in pencil.  Every time I look at it I want to do more.  I think I will let it sit for a bit and will revisit at a later date. 

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  It's always fun to end one year and start a new year.  Feeling fresh and re-energized!  Yesterday I did a little mixed media in one of many books.  Always with the intentions of finishing the entire book.

I've thrown those ideas out the window.  I'm enjoying life and it's not a contest if I finish or not.  Cultivating, experimenting, failing and succeeding it's all part of the process. 

Yes I'm not always happy with the end results, but I am my worst critique.  So I just keep trying.  This year is no exception.  I have lots of ideas of things I want to make swirling around in my head. 

One is to post more often.


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Time gone by

 Wow, where has the time gone.  Last post was in September and here it is November?!?  I've been busy with this and that.  The latest are my little storage pods. Pattern by Beth Studley.

They're a fun little project and will make great Christmas presents.  I've also been enjoying the fall, doing a little hiking and spending time with the family.  

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

67 days since I started

50 Quilt Blocks in 67 days!  I'm a little behind.  Since the challenge was 100 Quilt Blocks, 100 days!  I may not make it.  When I sew each block, it is just that.  But when they're all laid out, then I get really excited.  Each block measure 6.5" X 6.5".  Not big!!  I will have to make extra and/or decide how I want to put them together.