Saturday, November 27, 2010
Placement of the Paper Pieced blocks was up to each student, as was color.. Each lady could add with beads, buttons and YoYo's.
Not all the ladies were in attendance that night. This is a wonderful sample of the variety. We encouraged ladies to pick from their fabric stash. Stash must have a bunny in there, because there never seems to be an end to the supply, thankfully!
I wished I had a better photo, this was taken at the guild meeting and did not want to disturb the whole group who were watching Show and Tell.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Yes, the turkey came to dinner. We had all the trimmings along with the enjoyment of Jean our neighbor, friend and Search and Rescue volunteer. There were no call outs, so everyone must be safe at home or with friends and family.
Weather here is perfect, blue skies, crisp air and we are filled with Gratitude..
Hope your holiday week-end is as perfect.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
And, of course, because "town" is at best 30+ miles down the mountain, we had to stop at Joanne's to use the coupon.. I was looking for a container to put quilts blocks in from a class I am taking monthly.. more about that some other time.. Instead of all the clear ones there are now pink and blue ones.. so for fun, I picked one that was on top and pink. Did not look inside of it.. Did not care about that part..
Came home and a couple of days later I opened the bag and took out the container, and opened it.. Laying in there was an unsigned Birthday card.. My husband swears he did not do this as a surprise,, after all I did charge it on my credit card.. The card is very cute, the hair design changes with the light.. Strange happenings..
Monday, November 22, 2010
I enjoy hand work, connecting with the fabrics, enjoying my stash of Spring Flowers, while a rain storm is blowing out side. This is also a cozy quiet project, while a warm fire is crackling in our wood stove. Would make a delightful gift for the holidays..
Saturday, November 20, 2010
"Water Source of" drew a crowd to the Stellar Gallery.. This photo shows both of my pieces, plus the some of the other entries, a variety of the arts, from a beautiful row boat to water dripping down crystals from ice in the ceiling, into a large ceramic bowl with leaves floating in it.. The gourd piece in the corner belongs to my friend Gretchen. The Graphic piece is all hand made ceramic tiles. My wall hanging "Fish and Game" and "35 Cows" were in great company. A fun night was had by all that attended..
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I have 2 very different pieces juried into the Water Show. "35 Head" is in honor of the 35 Head of Cattle lost in the Fresno River several years ago. See the little red dot, it was sold before the show even opened..
I am honored and excited.
Joyce Wycoff is amazing with digital photography. For those that don't know the process it is exciting and new.. or relatively. For me it is still a mystery. I am now looking at photographs in my albums in another light.. in other words, what can I do with that photograph. Be sure so stop and really look at these amazing pieces.
Judy DeRosa is another story telling artist in our mountain area.. You must visit her site to appreciate her view of life. And understand the meaning of her paintings.. Hope to see you on Saturday.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I love the Fall colors, every morning there is a new rainbow of all shades of green, orange, yellows, burgundy and my eucalyptus tree in it's coat of gray for contrast.
A slight breeze and the profusion of color spring into the sky, twisting and turning. Finally coming to land on the earth, making a coating and turning to mulch for the following year.
Isn't Nature an amazing gift... be sure to notice her.
But I am not going to delete any of these photos.