Monday, July 28, 2014

Still a few spots left for Oaxaca

If you are considering the adventure you might be interested to see some pics of the class project.  We will be doing some fun warm ups with collage, alter photos and have fun with a simple way to make rubber stamps along with creating an easy loose leaf journal with some fun features.  You might also like to check out  It is such a great place to stay.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Finally working on some new pieces

...thanks to Mary Ann Moss, Lynn Whipple and Diane Culhane...I just finished some online classes and I start Summer Camp Monday.  Another online set of classes.  If this does not get my rear in gear.... is what's new.  Some are already at the Art Hus in Solvang....but some I am still working on....Sheesh I miss the Art Clinic.....all that space...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some views from my favorite place

Thank you Molly for the beautiful flowers!!
It was almost like Hawaii at Refugio this weekend....except for the big rocks on the beach from the storm we had earlier this year.  Madison got to have her first camping experience for one night and she loved it....We had squirrels and raccoons to keep things interesting.  But it was great to just relax with Colleen and Janet for a couple days.  We did some stitching, decorated a few rocks, did a fun art project and had great simple food.....Heaven.... Thanks Colleen for making it happen!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Still July

 I had to post my sunflowers...Amazing huh...

Madison wanted a stand to sell her hand made play dough marbles.  We had lemonade and 2 cookies to the "kit"...her name for it...for $1.   If people just wanted lemonade she said $2.  4 hours of prep time and 1 hour of selling for $13.  Not too bad.

I am taking an amazing Mary Ann Moss class on line.   So much good info on sketching ...Makes me want to just sketch and play with watercolors and lettering.   But so far I did a blind contour drawing and some kelp sketches at the beach...but we are going out today to do some more.  Madison has planned a picnic sketch at Ballard School.

I am also taking the equally amazing, Lynn Whipple's   collage fun...Here is what I am doing there...not done...

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

July is hot....too hot

My Gavenstien apples cooked on the tree again...too hot.  But my sunflowers are the tallest I have ever to come.

Madison had a fun time at Horse Camp...It was so fun to see her up on a horse saying "walk on" and posting during a trot.
 LE came for a short visit.  We had a great time.  Saw Noise is Off at Theaterfest, got pedicures, ate, journaled and did lots of laughing....It just went too fast.  Madison is so crazy about her!

The July fourth show in Santa Barbara went well.  Good to see friends and artists again.

Had some good sales and met some great people.  The next day I pretty much did felt so good.

Only negative was Earl and LE got hit in my car.  It could have been really bad...It was a pretty big truck.  But Skippy the squirrel lived to try to cross 101 another day....