I love to see a gentle moment between friends. I painted from a photo shared by Gary Odell. 11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.
I glance out the window, and saw this fawn illuminated by sunlight. I’m sure she thought she was hidden, not knowing the sun turned her bright gold in those green shadows. I snapped a lot of photos, but that darn branch was blocking her face in every one.
Chickens have such a singular body shape. Like a Zeppelin. Streamlined, yet entirely not. The above hen is a Sapphire Gem. I think. See her fluffy feet? I expect her to make chocolate-brown eggs, and have my fingers crossed. None yet, but she’s only four months old. Our chickens are mostly Aracunas, and Americunas. IContinue reading “Almost Wordless Wednesday”
I’ve had a long-outstanding request to paint our kitties. So I did. You might recognize the quilt they are sitting on. In reality the quilt is tan, but I didn’t want it blending too much with the cat. Maybe, though, it would have been better…? The light coming through the pennants was glowing, but asContinue reading “painting: da kittehs”
More back-to-school sewing. A new tote bag, in pretty romantic florals. Let’s see, I used Tanya Whelan for the big roses, Lecien Flower/Sugar for the bright red roses with polka dots, and the border fabric is Walmart. The handles are also Tanya Whelan. To create the semi-sturdy structure, I used Pelton foam interfacing. I wishContinue reading “sewing: romantic tote bag”
Time for some back-to-school sewing! I’ve been saving my selvedge cuttings for a while, and haven’t settled on a project to incorporate them all. Pouches are quick, and the assortment of colors are perfect to jazz up something otherwise ordinary. I think the cherry-blossom pouch is the best size to hold the most pencils, andContinue reading “sewing: pencil pouches”
When I saw this little bun being shared in photo form by Les Liddle, of course my heart skipped a beat and I had to paint him. What a little sweet-pea, all innocence and joy. I added in the flowers to keep him grounded. A perfect little piece for a child’s room, don’t you think?Continue reading “painting: baby bun”
Two sweet little bird paintings, up in my Etsy shop. I do think these look terrific hung as a grouping, and these bright colored birds are a lovely remembrance of summer. Available here and here. Does summer feel like it’s coming to a close? The heat is becoming bearable, the cucumbers have stopped producing–and onlyContinue reading “paintings: grosbeak, bunting”
Back when this whole Covid mess started and everyone was being sent home, I took a couple days to cut fabric into strips. 2-inch strips. It helped bring my fabric storage down, but then I had to make those strips into something. It turns out the narrowness of the strip means you will be sewingContinue reading “a finished around-the-world quilt”