Saturday, July 28, 2012

Love at first sight.

I found this somewhere on the net.
I just love the colors in this mosaic.
Makes me want to redecorate the whole house
in just these colors.
I really only need  to add some dark blue touches
to what I already have.
Today we will put Mariam Hope Lawyer to rest.
She was a grand lady.
A supporter of the library, the arts and the community.
Best friend of my friend Doris.
90 years is a long life but with special people
not long enough.
I grew up with her daughter Penny,
I am friends with her son Terry.
Doris will give the eulogy for Mariam.
I wish I could live half the life of these priceless women.
I can only try.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sunshine on a stem

 Yesterday I painted the sunrise and sunsets on 3 quilts.
Now the stitching can begin.
But first a day of running.
I will mail the Robins to Paduccah today.
Go to the pain doctor to schedule a injection.
Its has been 5 years since the last one.
I did pretty good I usually get 4 years on a shot.
Our bodies just fall apart after 48 years.
The last 20 years I have got to know the doctors too well.
I am so thankful for my art it keeps my mind off of things
When I am in the studio I am in a zone.
Nothing bothers me.
Until the end of the day when I stop and reality sets in.
Good reason to stay in the studio forever.
Art Therapy.
Good for the soul and the body.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Surprise in my photo.

 Yesterday we had 3 waterlilies blooming in the pond.
I decided to take some photos.
I caught a frog  just by happenstance.
He was sunning himself on a rock.
This little pond gives us much enjoyment.
Yesterday I finally got to run the sewing machine again.
I am working on a series of skies.
I stitched the skies on 3 pieces and will paint the sky today.
Friday is  a day of running up north.
I need to send the Robins on their way to AQS.
I will let the UPS store do their magic.
Well I am off to the studio for the day.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Roadside Dasies,

I just love these raggedy flowers I found out in the country
by the roadside.
They are a nice bright spot in the day.
Yesterday I got a massage and thankfully my vertebrae
in my neck snapped back in place while she was working
on it. What a relief. I had a 3 day headache that went
 away instantly. We finished putting sweet corn in the
freezer in the afternoon. All in all a productive day.
I am looking forward to being in the studio this morning.
I have to make 4 art quilts by the 1st of September.
I am going to abandon the big painting
which was giving me a pain in my neck
and do what I love play with fabric.
Have a great day all. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Invasion of the Rudabeckia.

 I think the black eye susans have taken over.
I need to eliminate half of these next spring.
I just saw the next 3 months forecast.
Hot August, cold September and a hot October.
I am almost to the point of wanting to escape somewhere cold.
I think I will abandon the huge painting.
It just does not cut it.
I need to get back to the fabric end of the studio.
I will be much happier.
Glad to have that out of the way.
We have to finish putting sweet corn in the freezer
today so I will be back in the sewing studio Wednesday.
Whew a big relief.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Morning

 Went to my pictures to find something to show you today.
Instead I found lots of ideas for art quilts.
I will be busy this winter making art for our show
Harmony in Nature in May 2013
 These flowers are begging to be put into a quilt.
I am so blessed to live here on the hill with lots of flowers.
Today I have to finish the big painting.
Even though I don't like it.
It will need to have its satin varnish on by Thursday.
My mind is already on to future projects.
My attention span is so short I need to work fast,
Art Quilts are calling be back to fabric and thread,
Have a nice week.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Some of my favorite things

 This architectural element was in the Flower show at Navy Pier
a few years back. A local garden center bought it and set it up
at his garden center. A beautiful element in a garden display.
Below is another cleaver idea for a glass ball in a garden.
Love my gardens and flowers.
 Here is another bright accent
just love that hair.
This is Tommy my great grandson.
He is a doll.
Wish we could see him more he lives far away.
Thank goodness for the Internet to we can see him.
Busy week and the next 4 weeks are the same.
Looking forward to September less on the calender.