Friday, May 31, 2013

A wild week...

Two fires nearby and an earthquake made for an exciting week around here. Still I managed to get some sewing done.

this group went off to the Art Hus in Solvang...

and I've been working on something new...puppets! I have 16 started now and need to do the faces and some dots and spots.

A little painting.....

Henry in a basket on the porch...

and a bright red amaryllis that started blooming on Mothers Day.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wings, Beaks, and Tails workshop

I will be teaching a workshop this Saturday at Explore Ecology's Art From Scrap gallery here in Santa Barbara. The theme is wings, beaks and I made some owlish samples for ideas for the kids to work from. Can't wait to see what they come up with. They always amaze me with their creativity!
We use all recycled items that have been donated to the shop. 

Had to hook up another colorful owl.

Having fun with the online class with Mati McDonough. Paint and collage...I just keep working on my paintings whenever I get a chance. I have a bunch of small canvases that keep getting re-painted.
Still working on these...lots more in my studio...
Hope you all have a nice Memorial Day weekend with some time for creating!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all you mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day!

 The boys made me my handmade cards and picked out these flowers and I see a box of chocolate too, so I am a happy mom. I think we will be going out for brunch soon and a nature hike somewhere and then back home to work on our house projects.

I finished up the mosaic bird bath that I was working on....a bit funky, but it will be tucked away in the garden somewhere to add a bit of color to all our greenery.

Started this hooked bird last night...

and more cats that need some personalities....

fabric owls are starting to come to life....

Doggies for the shop,

some owl pins that got re-worked,

and a painting that I am working on for my online class with Mati Rose McDonough.

I changed this kitties eyes a little bit...

and my real kitties are being nice to one another as they nap on my bed and favorite work space.
Have a great week and make lots of stuff!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A few new things

Here is Miss Kitty with her new sweater...

and here she is with her students, ready to take a nature walk.

Flower pins made from vintage quilt fabric.

Two hooked hearts....starting to make things for a 4th of July show....need to stock up!

And some more linen and fun to make.