This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Marine Layer

When it's hot inland, this is what covers the coast. It rolls in and stays put for most of the summer--you can easily drive out of it--this is what it looks like driving back into it--it can be a welcome sight--or not.

We took a break from sewing and went on an adventure into town by foot and by our local Dial-A-Ride. I was hoping the trolley was running--nope--that's on the weekends. While waiting for our ride at a near by Inn, this night heron flew in to drink from the fountain! I guess these birds are fairly common, but I hardly ever see one land right in front of me so close! We were sitting right next to a heron rookery, but still it was exciting to see this one!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sewing Dolls cont...

I used old T-shirts to make these dolls. My daughter will be giving these to all the children who'll attend her wedding in August. She's keeping her wedding very small. I've started to sew the body--(with face attached) In between my sewing, I worked outside trying to get ride of a whole yard of foxtails! Check out the upper right hand corner--They get into everything--even the cat--I've clipped her fur and keep brushing her when she comes in. I wore my hat, it worked!

We had a little assembly line going--my granddaughter put in a small vile of rice for a little weight, and I stuffed the rest.

I hope the gargoyle approves!

The only way I could sit and sew was to teach my granddaughter how to stitch--this slows me down quite a bit, but she did a great job--her very first stitches!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sewing Dolls

I'm sewing dolls! Fashioned after Daisy (the doll you can partially see in the top photo). These are for an upcoming event. I'm taking a break from painting--I'll be back at it in late August or early September when school starts for my granddaughter. Back to sewing!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Making a Summer Hat nodp

I bought this used hat (orange) for my granddaughter and thought about crocheting one for me out of some raffia I had on hand. I know I have all sorts of other projects to finish, but this, I could sit on the floor with the little one while she played with my crochet hooks and raffia. I really didn't even think I'd finish this, but half way through, I thought I could at least use it for a scarecrow hat for Halloween. One thing always leads to another...

From raffia to plastic bags--only because I ran out of the stuff and I wanted to finish this without having to buy anything for it. I saved all the ribbons from the gifts given to us from my daughter--I wove them in to fill some holes...

These series of pictures were taken by my granddaughter. She loved clicking away--I deleted so many, but saved these.

The hat fits us both--it looks so much better on her--it's probably hers now.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Working on Natal Wheels, nodp

As I'm working on a few natal wheels ( a commission), I'm posting through some of my old paintings. I'm going back to the very first ones when I started painting daily. Today I posted: Ceramic Bird, Cloth Pouch and Feathers.

I'll be painting again, but it looks like I'll need a good chunk of time to finish a few projects and time is precious since today might be my granddaughter's last day of preschool before she starts Kindergarten! in August. You can still purchase paintings if you are so inclined. I'll be checking in, posting pictures and such...

We have a huge chess board here in Morro Bay--I couldn't resist playing around with the light and color.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tea! nodp

No this is not a painting, and that nodp next to the title ensures that this picture won't be picked up and posted onto the

I'll be posting just a few pictures and some progress on a few projects I'm doing, but my painting has to take a back seat. Lots of reasons--my granddaughter's preschool will be closing (next week! just found out about that today)--I'll be traveling--my daughter will be marrying.

From now until June 16, I'll be posting some of my older paintings on the website. The paintings will show up on their website, but here, they're listed under my older posts.
Today I posted, "Conditioner" My paintings have changed since then. It's interesting to see that change--even the way I take the picture of the finished painting has changed--(getting to know my digital camera) It's humbling to go back and view it again--I'm shrinking a little inside.

So I wish you could all come over for a luncheon/tea! I do appreciate your visits, your e-mails and comments. I will keep you posted on the other things that I'm creating and I'll get back to painting again--not sure at this point when that will be...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Power Lines IV

"What a tangled web we weave"
Watercolor, 7"x 7"