Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Two Fishermen

This is the fiber art piece that I’ve been working on for the last few months. It is a depiction of my husband and one of his friends sitting stream side looking at a river. This photo is of the quilt top. My next step is basting and then machine quilting. Whenever I get to this stage it feels like “It’s all downhill from here!”.



I will post more once it’s finished. I hope you are making good use of your home confinement. Although I’m not happy about missing out on my normal life, I do appreciate being able to get through this project.


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Friday, May 1, 2020

Water in the Arroyo at Caspers

A year ago I visited Caspers Wilderness Park with a friend to do some plein air painting. It had been a wet winter and there was still water running in the arroyo. I had never seen water in it before. There were tiny frogs on the bank and a few people on horseback forded the stream to head up the trail. 

This is my painting from that day:



“Water in the Arroyo”, 8”x10”, oil

Friday, March 27, 2020

Face masks

I hope you are healthy and doing your best to get through the corona virus crisis. I’m keeping busy with art projects and other hobbies. I also am making some face masks for healthcare workers who are doing so much right now. Here’s my first batch:




A big thank you to those working in the front lines fighting this thing!

Take care of yourself and hang in there. This too shall pass!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A Vintage Linen Table Topper

I have some vintage linens, laces and gloves from my Mom and Grandmother. I’m putting some of them together to make a table topper. Here are some photos of it in progess:

This is a sheer square placed on a light salmon colored cotton. I am putting wide lace trim around the edge. 



I’ve got handkerchiefs that my Grandmother embroidered. I’m placing these in the corners and then gloves will be sewn on them. 



I’ve been machine quilting this piece for a while. Once the machine quilting is done I will hand sew the gloves to the top. Here are some close ups of the quilting. 







I plan to sew the gloves on at a retreat in April. The quilting is done so I’m putting this project away until April. I’ll show it again once it’s finished. 

It is a little more feminine style than I usually do, but I wanted to make something with these inherited gems. 

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Trees Caught My Eye

This is a little painting I did on a plein air outing to Limestone canyon. That location is part of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. They have plein air paint outs throughout the year.



“ Trees on a Hillside“, Limestone canyon area, 5“ x 7“, oil

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Blue Wool Bag

I definitely do not need more bags, but I love making them so here is another addition to my collection:




The lower part of the purse is wool, and the upper is raw silk. I appliqued the wool dandelions to the body and added some embroidery stitching. The upper area has decorated with yarn that I couched.



It is lined and has a pocket inside. I put feet on the bottom and a magnetic closure. 


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Saturday, February 1, 2020

A Storm is Approaching



“A Storm Approaches”, 8”x10”, oil 

This is a painting I recently completed during a plein air painting day at the beach. I believe this was at Dana Point, near the Ocean Institute. 

It was a very windy, cloudy day and the sun could barely be seen through the clouds at times. There was rain in the forecast for the next day, which made for some dramatic skies.  We don’t get these kind of cloudy days often. I exaggerated the blue tones a bit. The sun rays on the water were beautiful. 

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