Thursday, June 29, 2006

Finally Finished

Well I haven't had much time to draw, I have been trying to finish this quilt before a show deadline. I did it! Yippee! I am so done, I struggled with the size of the quilt and manuvering it through my machine to quilt it, wow, how I like small quilts better! My arms just burned as I tried to keep it rolled up as I shoved it through that small hole in the machine. It ended up being close to 80"x49". I just don't see how they quilt those quilts that are 8 -10 feet long, wow, I admire the people who are doing that size of quilt. I know that when I took Velda's class her newest quilt is 12 feet long. That is some big quilt. Well here it is, comments are welcome.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Our sketchcrawl at the Mission at San Juan Capistrano

My friend Susan and I went to the San Juan Capistrano Mission with the Southern California sketchcrawl group. I had such a good time but wish I had gotten to visit with more people. There was such a good turn out,about 20 people, that we only chatted with the people sitting next to us at lunch. I want to get to know everyone better next time, what a great group of people. The weather was great and at lunch we all passed around our sketch books to share. What a perfect day, after lunch Susan and I went back to the Mission and took a bunch of pictures, I will share later. In one of the fountains there were beautiful water lilies that were blooming in the most wonderful colors. Yellows, purples, pinks with big koi swimming under them. Here are a few of the drawings/paintings I quickly did. Thanks Jane, for setting this up, what a successful crawl you orchestrated.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Another update

Here is the piece to this point, I am still struggling with the horizon line and figuring out what I should put there. I would like the get this one finished so that I can start the next in a series of three.
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