Sunday, July 13, 2014

Plein aire group at Mayslake, Peabody Estate

 I had a sudden memory of seeing this place on the way to Oakbrook when we went shopping in probably highschool!  You could see it through the trees at that time.

 The day was beautiful, cool and sunny.  We always finish up with a critique.

Plein air group

 Our plein aire group always visits Judy's gardens in Frankfort.
 She sets out lots of pots and groupings and little to draw.

 A few more photos- this archway is new since last year.
 Finishing up with our potluck lunch.

Grandsons visits

 One grandson has the Boyd curls and the younger -straight hair!  Photo from around Dec.
 Sawyer has been up on his feet at an early age!
 Everett loves cars and trucks- this was over July 4th weekend.
And yep- Sawyer still pulling himself up and not even nine months yet!  They're both such fun!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ATC Cards

 It had been a long time since I had done ATC cards- Evilena's Red Dresser, the resale shop in town had a workshop on them.  Then April's collage class did an exchange!  They are fun to do in a series.

Mini Collages

 This first one is from Sheri Kiesel's class.  And the others are my demos for the calligraphy class I teach.  We all had fun with the watercolor to start with, then adding rubber stamps, postage stamps or little pictures from magazines, and a little "gestural writing" to finish them off.

Mini Paste Paper Books

 Just playing around with doing some nice quotes on little approx. 2 1/2 x 31/2" books with ribbon ties.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quilts- Stack and Whack

 I visited my sister in North Carolina and some of her quilt friends brought quilts to work on one evening.  This one was really unique, the technique called stack and whack.  And of course I had to add the photo of the cat- Rosie who always has to be included.