Monday, March 28, 2011

Ultimate Spa?

You know how some people put their beds outside to sleep under the stars... especially where the sun shines a lot? Well, I thought bathing by the light of the moon would be divine. But not in a murky, dark pond - no, a claw foot tub would be best. Never mind who has to fill the tubs or heat the water... just to enjoy the soak is most important.

(sidebar... the movie, A Room with A View has a great scene where many of the male characters go for a swim but they call it to 'go for a bathe'. This must be the female version of that idea)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vernal Equinox is Here

There's nothing I like more than to be out walking the dogs in the spring. My eyes are searching for buds on trees, lilac bushes (Spokane's know as the 'Lilac City'), bulbs, bleeding hearts and chutes everywhere. It keeps me BELIEVING! Oh yeah... this painting needs to be finished.

Hey, did you see that big old moon last night? Wow... it was beautiful. Wish I had photographs to share. Happy Sunday :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Somebody Wants a Mermaid Quilt...

Here's our youngest cutie watching her favorite show in a special 'chair'. :) She is so very into mermaids right now and wanted me to make her a sleeping mermaid on a bed to go on her bed.

So! This art quilt will be my biggest to date. It's a very wide piece of white kona cotton and is about twin bedspread size. It was a bit nerve wracking to start but, once I got the scale of her the rest just followed... although her breasts could've been a little bit lower. Oh well! I'm now doing some borders. Can't wait to start painting it. Will share more soon.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jewel Box Suprise and Prayers for Japan

My daughter and I had a major gluing party with jewels last week and here's the finished product! She needs a box for all her special princess stuff.

Having so many sad thoughts about the devastation in Japan. All those poor souls washed up by the tide, the suffering survivors... threat of a nuclear meltdown. Praying for them all. The images are so apocalyptic it is mind boggling. Let's send our good energy and prayers to them that they can heal and recover.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shingle Shack Tree House - Cannon Beach

I finished up several gouache paintings today that had been percolating in the portfolio for quite some time. This scene is part of the fabulous little beach town of Cannon Beach. It's a good feeling to finally finish. It's now available in my etsy shop. Now on to the new!

Happy (almost) Friday :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Flip Side

Check out the back of one of the saintly ladies... I think I might like it more than the front! This thread painting stuff is really fun but there's more practice to be done. (like learning better control - it really is like driving a car without brakes).

Happy hump day :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Brown Eyes

One of the saintly ladies series... she's now all written on and free-motion quilted. Thought it would be fun to share her on a pared down level first. More to come :)

We are so excited March is here... and the snow is starting to melt. Counting down the days to equinox and watching closely for little green shoots and primroses. What grows first in your garden?