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Decision Time

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015



This month for the master class, we are doing landscapes. Our assignment was to find or take 3 landscape photos and distill them down and change the arrangement and create 3 sketches. Above is a photo looking up at the cathedral grove of Redwoods in John Muir park in CA.


This is a photo of a stand of Aspens that I took at Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon.


And these are Joshua Trees taken in Southern CA in Joshua Tree National Park. (I love trees.)

Here are my sketches which still need to be tweaked.




E liked all of them. She usually points me in a direction, but this time, she left if up to me to chose. Lisa and Clay think I should try the Redwood piece. The sketch is very unfinished because drawing all those branches and needles – couldn’t do that. If I do this one, I am thinking of doing the confetti technique where small pieces of fabric are captured under tulle and stitched.

Do you have an opinion? Let me know.

Lisa had a “moment” on NBC nightly news last night. She was interviewed about the coloring books she designs for adults. They posted the whole taped segment with her on their facebook page. Click here to watch.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015



Friday, March 6th, 2015


I finished these two pieces except for the zig zag edge.


They are 18 inch square. I did zig zag free motion quilting on the green areas of both quilts.


I am putting my solo show on the back burner. I found out this week that the gallery at Trinity will be in use during the time when conference attendees could come. It was going to be a very short show -10 days. Doing all that work for ten days and no exposure to SAQA members was just not worth it to me.

For me to get the work done, I would need to spend most of my time for the next six weeks getting it done. I could have done it. I hope to be able to do the show in 2016 when Trinity selects the next group of artists for exhibits. If not, I have lots of gorgeous fabric to play with.

Now, I have time to make work for shows that I thought I would miss, which is a very good thing. And, first thing to do, is get the kid quilts quilted and sent to New York.

Here are two things I did this week. I made a platter in the clay class, working with slab clay. It is a bit dorky, but we have such a short time to work that there is not enough time to finesse things.


And here is a fun postcard that I made in the Photoshop class – I added Paige to a photo of the rose garden.