Saturday, January 18, 2014

Another snowy Saturday

Another day of snow in this snowy  winter  of  2014
I spent some more time on the big quilt.
After I removed the Robins my progress was
much faster. They will be used in another quilt.
The view from my studio window shows today's
weather, We are supposed to get 3 to 5 inches.
Already I-65 is closed in Lafayette  because of accidents
due to snow. Has to be the most dangerous road in Indiana.
Well this is my progress so far I need to paint the
trees in the background green or fall colors.
They look like mountains. Not what I intended.
I think the water is looking better.
Let it rest and I will be back at it Monday.
How a peaceful week-end.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Progress or not?

 I woke up at 3 am so I worked on the water.
Should has stayed in bed. Water looks like
worms. Another change coming Saturday
It does help to take photos as I go.
I can spot the problems immediately on a
photo better than looking on the work
itself. The sketch below is what I am
working towards. I always change as I go
I think I will be happier with this  panel
when the leaves are on the quilt.
Cannot decide if the robins are too much
or not. I will sleep on it and decide
in the morning.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New show at local Library

I hung a few of my art quilts at the local library.
They have a visiting artist every 2 months.
The snowy weather kept me from getting them
up  the first of January,
5 art quilts and one painting. 
 I am also showing Sumac Way for the first time.
It is fitting that my home town gets to see it first.
I will spend the whole day in the studio and than
Friday I am off to Valparaiso to hang another
show of paintings for 6 months.
The studio gallery is getting bare.
It is nice to let people enjoy the fruits of my labor.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Another day of cutting.

 I spent 5 hours working on my latest project.
I cut out a tree and built a duck.
Thursday should see some real progress.
The duck is an interesting project. There
will be one more duck in this panel.
Also a bird or two, rushes in the water.
The setting will be fall so the leaves will
be colorful.
Well I am tired. Some tacos for supper and
a good book before bed.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Panel one.

 Yesterday I got started on the first panel of the
big quilt. I am starting in the center and working
outward. I have the background stitched down and
will work the details next. I need to build 2 ducks
and a bird for the tree. Today I will not get any
studio time. I need to hang my show in the library
and get my massage. Usually my studio days are
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Sometimes
Saturday mornings. I figure it will take me at
least a week apiece for the 5 panels.
Another week to do the backings.
So maybe by  the first of March I will have it
 I don't know if you can see the detail of stitched
trees this will fade into the back ground.
Well off for another day of life.

Monday, January 13, 2014

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday solitude.

 I am getting more independent as I age. I ordered
turquoise glasses and tortoise sunglasses. I am going
to have an older pairs lens replaced with colored glass.
Feeling rebellious.
My daughters amaryllis  she posted on face book
this morning. She has a 20 foot wall of windows and
enjoys a garden in the living room all year long.
Sits in her easy chair and reads in the sunshine,
They took a mile long walk in the snow this morning
she and her husband know how to live.
My son yesterday was going to make breakfast
for his teenage boys . The oldest one will go back
to school on Sunday. My middle son is sitting
in his toasty warm house thanks to the wood
burner he put in this fall. All is good.
I printed the bird photos I am going to work
into the honking big quilt I am making.
All in all a good week-end.