Such a bright little eye, watching you. And those teeny toothpick legs. I painted from a reference photo shared by Denise McQuillan. Available here.
The last time I went to see a movie, and it cost $50 for two and a 75-mile drive, I said, “That’s the last time I’m seeing a movie in person.” But you know, I think I might just make an exception!!
I’m still on a little bee kick. There are so many different kinds of bees–I don’t think I’ve painted the same kind twice. I especially like the fuzzy ones, but of course honey bees are special,, too. I don’t think I’ve painted a honey bee yet, though. I painted from a photo shared by SueContinue reading “painting: thistle and bee”
There’s such a positive vibe that comes from mama-and-me art. I usually move them right to the top of my must-paint list. 12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here. I painted from a photo shared by Roger Doomhammer. SOLD, Thank you!
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”