Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crafty Day

Heather had a big table set up, and we proceeded to pile it with our projects, cutting up boiled wool sweaters that Heather had collected ..... it was fun to just create... we all got into it...
Christina put large felted flowers on her boiled wool jacket.. we all thought it was gorgeous...


Even lil Laura enjoyed all the company... she is always smiling for the camera...








A new way to color Heather's woolly zinnias... died in Kool aid... I knew kool-aid was good for something.




Heather shows us her project.. and looks like Lil Laura was helping...




Here is a fraction of our mess... of course there was a tea pot around...for lots of good tea...

and wow... was it good... it had real mint in it.. yum!!!!



This was my favorite piece... James, (6)... made this creation by himself... just a little help from Grandma , threading needles... isn't it the sweetest?


This is the start of my sweater, ... have not finished it yet...but when we finish our projects... we will post it ... Christina in her jacket and me in my sweater... and pillows from Heather...
It was a fun day... thanks girls...









Tweetie Tea and Crafty Day

Went to Tea this week to my favorite Tea spot... my dear friend's Kitchen.. We try to get together to catch up on our lives, both of us are so busy ... with life.. sitting to have a cuppa is rare..and when it happens ... it is so delightful... especially during these long winter months when we are all stuck in the house... even this bird.... he sees only my friend for days... so He was excited to have someone else to talk to

Here is Tweetie...
While we were enjoying our tea and conversation... Tweetie kept up with his conversation and just got louder and louder... Like he had something to say also......


He finally joined the party... and flew over to be with us.... only he landed on my tea cup.... I wish I could have taken a picture of it...but you will have to be happy with my drawing..


There he sat... proud to be part of the group... never mind his toes were in my wonderful tasting Tea.... oh well ... how many times would a bird land on my tea cup... this was toooo precious...
Having Tea with the birds... is not all that bad... :)
Thanks dear friend for the great visit!!! and it was nice to have you join us Tweetie...
The Next day I went to my daughters house to have a craft day... We were to bring a sweater
or boiled wool jacket to embellish.... Heather would have all the stuff to do it with...
In the next blog... you will see some of that
fun day....

Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Sheep

I had this sheep painting sitting around... it wasn't snowing... they were just sitting under this tree... well. I decided it would make it more interesting if I threw a snowstorm in... It has raised many comments... This is what this winter has been for most of us...
I found this girl in a sheep book, she is a Sombrero, a Navajo-Churro ewe, and her wool has a red reddish brown color..... really colorful , lovely socks I suppose....

from birds to sheep... ?...


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Back to Sheep

Worked at the easel all day....had to work on illustrations for a book my daughter has written. It is a cute book about kids that visit a sheep farm..... well.. after all that drawing I had to paint another sheep picture... just for me.. .. finishes the day off well....
Tomorrow is babysitting.. and maybe painting with the grand kids... should be lots of fun.
Enjoy your day also... :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Anyone for Knitting?


While working on sheep , I found this photo of yarn in a basket...and tried it.. I think I like doing knitting yarn... I enjoy knitting..but it takes me too long to make a sweater now.. I like watching my daughters knit..and the things they knit , like warm socks and wonderful colored scarves. :)
Knitting has really taken off... and the wool that they die and spin is just gorgeous.. I may have to do some more paintings of just yarn... :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Inspiration comes suddenly

It is funny how nothing can make you paint.. and then you see something, a photo, a flower, someones face.. and you just have to paint it... I struggle with that problem, thinking I can

Paint anything at any time.. but when I find my best subjects ,it is when I get the" wow" feeling when I look at it.. and I must paint it... Have you had that experience? You have days when you just can't put color on the paper right.. you almost give up... I read once from a very famous artist.. my favorite one... Andrew Wyeth... He said the same thing.. there are days when he just
could not paint.....and then he would see something and ..... it would become his masterpiece...
well.. folks... I saw these geese in a book on flower arranging.. and had to try painting them.. these are sketches...but I am planning on a big one... maybe I am quacky....but it is fun trying
Be Inspired today.. if it doesn't come today...be sure it will... and then put it down for someone else to enjoy

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Back to Sheep

Haven't we all been enjoying the snow.. and it's beauty?.. I have had some more time off, a break between Christmas and Valentines Day. I work in a floral dept.... so right now we are slow. This
gives me more time to paint.. I have been studying and doing sheep.. have always loved sheep, maybe because we are called.... "the sheep of God's pasture"... anyway.. I put together some

small watercolors..and matted them.. and will take them to market.... In searching for photos of sheep.. I discovered there are so many kinds... with such different wool... fun to draw.. Just like us, we are all so different !!!




I should be painting the snow...hope some of you are... . I know my sister-in-law in Vermont is.. Karen Winslow... her work is fantastic.. Winslow art studio in Vt.... check it out!!!! you will love it


"Know that the LORD, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture."
Ps 100