Fabric Art

A few years ago, I entered several contests for illustrating recipes. The Graham Cracker Cottage ended up on the HGTV website through the holidays.  I used one of my favorite mediums for illustrating.  I wish my hands would cooperate more these days with the needle and thread, but hours of embroidary doesn’t work anymore. I hope you enjoy these. Have a happy day.

Sketching outdoors

Friday morning I spent an enjoyable couple of hours, with a new artist friend, at the Conejo Botanical Gardens, painting and sketching. Below are the two  watercolor sketches I made. There is something very satisfying about painting outdoors and and not being to concerned about the outcome. Just paint to paper in the quiet garden.

Have a good weekend.

Three Snowmen

I’ve been making gifts for the up and coming Christmas party. These three snowmen will be filled with candy. They were so easy to make using toliet paper rolls and scraps fo paper. I’m glad I have the time to make these little gifts.

How I attached the hat
I made a 3” strip and glue to the inside of the hat. One side of the strip is folded and glued to the back inside and the front is folded  down 1/2” . The small tab inside the front keeps the hat closed.

Good Morning Kitty

My Neighbor
I live in an apartment and a kitty lives across from me. Every morning she is out on her patio catching the early morning sun. Yesterday, I could tell she saw something of interest. Her owners never let her out beyond the patio, so I wondered what was on her mind.

Gingerbread house making
On Sunday, my 6 1/2 year old granddaughter invited school friends over for a gingerbread house decorating party. Here are a few of the masterpieces.

Small Book

Good Morning….Working with fibers, fabric, threads and paper is always a good experience for me. I made this small book as a gift awhile ago. The cover is crocheted and I added embellishments I had on hand.

Enjoy your day!

Size folded 4” x 6”

Folded Cover

Full Cover

Inside pages

Leaves falling
foot steps are heard
on a colorful carpet

Snow falls
the white landscapes glistens
and there is no sound

No sleep
long hot nights bring
cool mornings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experimenting

Good Morning…. This morning I’m just fooling around. I painted a small 5 x 7 watercolor sheet with a pattern of flowers. As you can see below I cut it into pieces and reassembled into another pattern. My warm up…. to help me get started with my creative day.

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas

When I first started blogging in 2013, I posted the illustrated Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. At that time, my blog was called Monday Tuesday Wednesday. Many of you were not following me then, so I thought I would share the illustrations with you this holiday season. Enjoy!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

 

LACMA Visit

Greetings…I had the opportunity to visit the Los Angeles County Musuem of Art (LACMA) on Monday. My good friend Daveta and I took a bus trip provided by the Ventura County Parks and Recreation. A great way to travel. We didn’t concern ourselves with city traffic, we just enjoyed the ride.  We were there for about 4 1/2 hours. I’ve included a few of the exhibit  highlights of what we enjoyed seeing. We will be going back!

Painted in Mexico/Pinxt Mexici Exhibit

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico Exhibit

Marc Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage, Costume Design