Saturday, December 13, 2014

15 Minutes of Fame

Our daughter Paige is the proud owner of "The Good Luck Gallery" in Chinatown, Los Angeles.  She is currently holding a group art show and placed some of my guilts for sale.  This red/black/yellow quilt sold on opening night!!  My friends and I enjoyed a field trip on the Amtrak for a quick visit to the gallery.
What a surprise to see my name on the window with so many talented artists!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Week 50 in The Documented Life Journal

Week 50 - Pick a fantasy vacation spot and create a packing list.  Imagine relaxing in paradise, imagine swimming in these clear waters, imagine fitting into a teeny bikini - this is a fantasy for sure!!!

I can't believe our 2014 journals are almost complete and I'm looking forward to 2015 and another year of creative dreams.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nature Journal Workshop

Last Saturday I was very fortunate to take a watercolor class with Jane LaFazio.  The class was held at the J & J Ranch in Descanso, about 47 miles east of San Diego.  It was sunny, crisp and beautiful  and I was delighted to enjoy a full day of instruction and friendship with so many talented ladies.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Nice Surprise

I placed an order with Hancock's of Paducah for the 5x5 charms at $9.99 on the left.  What I received by mistake was the 2 1/2" strips at $38.99 on the right.  When I called, I was told to keep the strips for free and they mailed me the charms.

GREAT CUSTOMER RELATIONS HANCOCK'S OF PADUCAH!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

For Rachel and Baby

This is the quilt I made for Rachel and her baby boy who is expected to arrive in December.  The nursery theme is blue with underwater critters.  I found the perfect fabric on line at The Fat Quarter Shop, "in the ocean" by Lesley Grainger.

This was my first try using prairie points and I love the results.

Congratulations to Rachel, her husband and their soon to be sweet baby.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Latest Prayer Flags

This weekend, I made some prayer flags at the request of a friend.  She will be giving them to a family in San Diego who need hope for their loved one, sending healing thoughts to him.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Week 38 - Draw or Use a Feather on Your Page

This week, we were instructed to draw, doodle, sketch or incorporate a real feather onto our page for the Documented Life Project.  I remember a little gift shop in my sister's town called "Feather Your Nest" and used that for my theme.  My husband found a crow's feather in our yard and I painted it then used it as a transfer on the left side.

Everyone following this project is eagerly awaiting the plans for 2015 - we will not be using the Moleskine planner (unless we want to), its a big mystery right now!!