Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pink and Tangerine

  Isn't this the most beautiful color combination - pink and tangerine?  Look around and see the beauty that God gives to us everyday! 
  Below is a new watercolor I started with adding the color all over the page, dropping in the darkest dark and now I will go back in to add the middle value and details.  This is from a photo I took on our painting trip this past Friday in Canton.
  Next week I will be going to Monteagle, TN to paint with some good friends from my outdoor painting group.  Countdown! 

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Evening light

I just had to post this shot of my clematis that is growing on my mailbox.  It has just popped with blooms and they are so beautiful.  I love their periwinkle color and the sun backlighting turning the background into a turquoise.  Nature creates the most beautiful palette of colors - periwinkle, lime green, turquoise, burnt sienna.  Now I'm in the mood to paint!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Peas in a Pod

A quick shout out for my daughter's ETSY site.  She is very creative and makes these adorable plush toys for children.  Some of  the items are big enough to be used as pillows........for a beach home......maybe?  I can just see a starfish, kiwi or watermelon slice pillow on a cute little ticking loveseat in a beach house.  Go check out her site:  Kelly Fly Art.

Cutts Garden

A big thank you to Dr. and Mrs. Cutts for letting us paint in their gardens on Friday.  I painted a little thank you note for them of their statue garden.  It was tucked away behind some hostas and iris.  I will be painting more watercolors of their gardens so check back soon. 

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hold Everything Tote

I just finished making my Anna Maria Horner "Hold Everything" tote.  It was a very interesting pattern, flipping fabric this way and that way, inside and out, sew, flip, press, stitch, fold back turn inside out and presto.......a wonderful tote.  Check out her blog.  Like?

Plein Air Painting in Canton

My Plein Air painting group painted in Canton today at this lovely location.  This couple owns 30 acres which includes a lake, creek, barn two houses and a zillion wildflowers.  There were 7 of us painting today.  It was a real treat and we've been invited to come back to see more flowers in bloom.  I found a quiet, shaded spot to paint a grouping of wildflowers and azaleas.  I can't wait to go back!  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Secret Ambition

Two of my photos from this past weekend's Woodstock Day were featured in the Cherokee Ledger News.  I love photography, taking candid photos of people and places and capturing the essence of the place.  I especially like taking candid photos of children because they are so uninhibited.  I once photographed a wedding and captured the 4 year old ringbearer climbing a tree and hanging upside down in his little favorite photo of the wedding!  

Morning Sunlight

The morning sun just illuminated the dogwoods in my backyard and I had to run out and take a photo.  The blooms won't last much longer but they have been so beautiful this year with their clouds of white sprinkling the woods in my backyard.  Enjoy!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Downtown Woodstock Day 2009

I had a great time at Woodstock Day 2009 today. There was a Sidewalk Chalk Art competition in front of Roomscapes Gallery and some of the most adorable and talented kids (and grownup kids) participated. Notice Kristina Laurendi Havens' beautiful chalk art of the lady with the white veil. You can see more of her work here. The Blueridge Scenic Railway took passengers from Woodstock to Canton. I was among many artists to set up easels on this beautiful day. Enjoy the photos!

Auburn Quilted Clutch

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pink and Lime Green

When you think of pink and lime green does UGA pop in your head? Take a look at my two latest clutches.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Auburn Tigers clutch

The perfect size for that cell phone, keys and your ID!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

UGA clutches

I found some cute pink UGA fabric to make a few clutches. The back is a coordinating pink and white damask print. Below is a black and white toile with a yellow print lining.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Quilted Pillow

My sewing machine has been out a lot more than my easel lately. I've been making little ruffled clutches and baby quilts. My husband said, "You never make me anything." Well, I didn't think he would want a quilted clutch so I made him this cute quilted pillow. It is 20" x 20", with a zipper closure. He requested soccer balls and Georgia fabric! It turned out really cute. Last night we found our dog had jumped up on the sofa and was sleeping on his pillow. I guess Daisy likes it too!