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.


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!!