Tale Of Two Shires

    Summer is definitely here, but it feels like Spring in our garden.   Despite the heatwaves we have been having, all the plants in our garden are bursting with flowers.  The pink and purple flowers reminded me of the field of wildflowers we saw during our trips to the UK.  Inspired by a couple of photos that I had taken during our travels in England, I finished an acrylic.. Read More

Sketchbook 2017

  Lost Pages Book Store   Every year I get this notion of doing a long-term project to improve a certain skill.  Last year I did the Wandering Camera daily photo project to explore new photography ideas.  This year, I wanted to keep a sketchbook, but with one thing or another, time passed on.  I finally got tired of waiting and decided that June was going to be THE month.. Read More

A Flower For Jane Austen

    During March and April, California is usually ablaze with wild flowers.  Even the desert comes alive to put on a spectacular show.  I can’t count the number of times we drove out mile after mile to go see the wild flowers in the desert. I sketched this flower through the window such a long time ago.   With wild flowers in my mind, I couldn’t help but finally finish.. Read More

Striped Tabby Cat And Acrylic Painting

  Striped Tabby Cat pattern on Etsy   Thank you so much for visiting me last week and for your lovely comments on my paper piecing.  I have been working on a few different quilting projects simultaneously.  Sometimes I start on one and then get carried away by something else.  I am sure you know the feeling.  I drafted this striped tabby cat quilt pattern months ago.  I was really.. Read More