finished: around-the-world art quilt

This pattern seems to be the rage on the internet right now, and well it should be. Lively, works in multiple (or no) color schemes, and uses scraps. Excellent. My finished wall hanging is about 30″ by 30″, but I haven’t taken a measurement tape to it yet. Still, fairly large and very colorful. TheContinue reading “finished: around-the-world art quilt”

paintings: a cowgirl, and various dogs 7/29/13

This cowgirl ended up taking me twice as long as I’d planned on spending with her. It’s not that she’s more complicated than most of my paintings — or is she? That saddle slowed me down, all the shadows it took to make it come to life. She’s 18″x24″ and isn’t that a pretty horse?Continue reading “paintings: a cowgirl, and various dogs 7/29/13”

book give-away (now closed)

I won a book giveaway on a blog (yay for me!) and the publisher made a mistake when mailing me my win. Instead of the correct book, I received this one instead. I’ve been given permission to give it away in turn, so here’s your chance to win a copy of, Storyland Cross Stitch. Isn’tContinue reading “book give-away (now closed)”

paintings for the week of July 22, 2013

Every week I am pretty happy with my paintings, and I guess some weeks I am just even happier. Can that really be true? If a painting doesn’t work, I don’t show it off, but that’s happening less and less often now. Practice pays off! These will all be listed in my etsy shop overContinue reading “paintings for the week of July 22, 2013”

inspirational thursday

Henry Miller’s 11 commandments to himself about writing can just as easily apply to painting — or whatever you’re endeavoring to create! 1. Work on one thing at a time until finished. 2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to ‘Black Spring.’ 3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly onContinue reading “inspirational thursday”