This is my submission for this month's Virtual Paintout. Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal. I saw these colorful seats with trees growing in them and thought this might be fun. Well there is a plethora of blue! Water, sky, oh my! In addition, I guess I have never really tried to do clouds before. Well I did learn a lot, not that happy with the outcome, but there you have it!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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A friend is having a baby girl next week, so I made a baby quilt. I have three boys, one grandson, so quilting for a girl is a lot of fun for me. This is a log cabin design that takes 26 different fabrics.
What scares me is Falling! I used to ride horses until I got bucked off going over a four foot fence and broke my back. I have to be very careful with my back now, I can't do anything with impact, but walking is your friend. So now I do artwork, quilting, and gardening.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Josh In New Mexico. My sister Barbara went on a road trip with her son Joshua, in the summer of 2008. They drove from Irvine, California to New Mexico, Arizona and back. Kudos to them! Barbara gave me this photo of Josh with a New Mexico sunset and I thought I would use this to hone my skills at silhouettes, man are they hard! Then the painting had dark areas and that was hard to photograph. Geez! This is the best I could do on the photography end. I really think this does not give the painting justice, but there you have it.
I found this website on Zentangle, so I tried it. I find that it is somewhat like doodling with a purpose. The white 3.5” square did not talk to me at first, and then I remembered that: what do I do when I am on the phone for an extended period. I doodle. Yes, it is mostly stars, squares, and curly-cues…but that, as far as I can tell, is what Zentangle is about. Zen, well we all kind of know what that is, and tangle is a pattern. So you let loose and make patterns in spaces as you go along. Real easy, eh? No. You have to try it than tell me that it is easy to make REAL art of it…
Friday, September 4, 2009
Last Sunday evening, when my kid was off to work and my DH was watching the Little League Championships; I had a few peaceful moments to myself. I went to the porch of the cottage, to be with my garden. The thunder beings started rumbling, lightening flashed, and as I sat watching, a flight of dragonfly swarmed and swooped over my garden. The dragonfly antics always make me smile. Then all of a sudden all the dragonflies flew into the palms. There is a beautiful five-foot ponytail palm just outside of the circle of my medicine garden and near the porch, and the biggest blue dragonflies alit on the lower fronds. I went to the end of the porch closest to the ponytail palm and I could see their beautiful markings. Then it came to me, why were all the flyers finding shelter in the leaves of the garden? Then the lightening flashed and the thunder beings roared, and the rain came down in sheets. The big blue dragonflies were totally out of the rain, sheltered by the palm fronds. How beautiful! The dragonflies are so much more in touch with nature and creation; they knew when to wait out the storm, just Amazing. As quickly as the storm came, after fifteen minutes it was gone, and the dragonflies, took flight!