Tuesday, February 26, 2013


My first Watercolor

Recently I have been taking a "Watercolor" class from Diane Walenda.  This was a series of three lessons offered by our "Fine Arts Club" at Sun City Festival.  Diane is from PebbleCreek and and is a favorite instructor there.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Creating Art Journal Pages

A few days ago I hosted an  'Art Journal Workshop' for some of my closest friends.  I have been talking to them about trying it and several of them said it really wasn't for them.  Well, they loved it. I showed them how to start, demoed some techniques to use, and offered suggestions to improve their pages when asked.  We spent several hours before lunch, then had a lunch break and then continued working on our pages for a few mores hours.

The following are some of the finished art journal pages.

Marge did this fabulous page and plans to frame it.  I love the colors.  Background is really lovely.
Ann created this page of IOWA.  I love her colors and all the fun elements she used.  This will be wonderful framed.  I think she has a spot picked out to hang it.
This is Di's page.  It really is 'Something Magical'.  Fabulous background and colors.
The following two pages are my 'demo pages'.
The girls decided this one would look great in my bathroom.  So, I bought a glass floating frame to put it in and it looks wonderful.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Quilt and Craft Festival

My friend Midge and I went to the Festival on January 31.  This was the first day of the Festival and it was busy.  Lots of fun things to see.  I took photos of things I liked and thought I would share them.

 I like sock monkeys.

 Midge and I both loved this bag and bought the pattern.
 These were the food vendors.

 Midge trying to decide what she wants for lunch. 

 These were so cute.
I saw this lady all decked out in purple and red.  I kept trying to snap a photo but she would never be in the right position to get a good one.  Finally Midge asked her if I could take her picture and she was happy to let me.

It is difficult to see but if you look closely you will see that he is wearing a spatula on his head.

 This machine was so cool.  It had handles that you held onto to embroider images on the cloth.  It was like drawing with a needle.
Graffiti on the door to the toilet in the ladies room.