I wanted to share my latest project, a mixed media painting. Six women, with opal, seashell skin, float with arms extended performing a water appreciation dance. Each has a green dress of a different pattern. Waves of water cross the canvas in horizontal lines. Seven bubbles are scattered throughout the water pattern. The painting was inspired by my participation in Global Water Dances 2021. Colors are values of green, blue, and white. Mixed media on Arches, 140 lb., 18″ x 24”, hot pressed, cotton, watercolor paper.
Remember as a kid getting your first firework sparklers and your mom yelling “Don’t run with the sparklers”! You’d watch it burn down to the end of the silver stuff and think (Oh man, it’s over already)?
What about Glow worms? When lit they oozed out … I don’t know what. You were left with these long, charred, cheese puff things. You saw the flames and smelled the smoke. Cool man!
July 5, on the ground lie little pieces of paper and red sticks from the — cover your ears — bottle rockets.
One year we did not have more fireworks so my dad lit a road flair in the back yard. We sat around and watched the awesomeness.
May watching bright colored lights give us strength.
I found the font “Maris Halftone Medium” on MyFonts.com and I really like it. The font has an uneven outline and whimsical, pinhole texture. The texture does not show at the size I used it here but would be cute if used hundreds of points high on a banner or something. A lot of the letters in Maris have fun flourishes that worked out well for my Happy Birthday design.
I have made a few quilts over the years and I thought I would share some. This Blue and White Tea quilt my sister and I made for a family member. This person likes tea, blue and white china and a splash of bright color here-and-there. At the fabric store we picked out all the blues that would go with a tea cup and pot fabric.
This quilt is constructed of squares and occasional four triangles making up a square. To give it a slightly formal touch we made the edging and binding out of a simple stripe.