Monday, August 31, 2015

Current Projects

I'm really liking the butterfly composition and the pillow top. I'll consider them done so far. Next, I need to do the quilting/stuffing finish work. . .

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Goodbye to Rachel

Bob's mom died this spring, and I did one last thing for her. This is the portrait I drew, which was used in the funeral brochures, guestbook, candle, and other imagery. I printed them up and gave a framed copy to each family member, too. Somehow, when you look at her face with the familiar expression, she doesn't seem far away at all.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nature Patterns

I will NEVER run out of dazzling patterns to inspire me in nature. I use these for inspiration in sketchbook pages, paintings, photo printed fabric from my copier, drawings made into thermofax screens, and mixed media in general. Lucky me, I plan to keep doing art for as long as I live. And art makes me WANT to live a long, long time!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Royal Gorge Beauty

We visited our friends Glen and Dawn in the mountains Sunday and stopped to take photos at the Royal Gorge on the way home. I was glad to see plenty of good vistas left untouched after the forest fires a couple years ago. Bob's still learning to use his new camera with the telephoto lens, but I thought these shots turned out beautifully.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Photo Day at Audubon

Bob and I went walking through the ponds and riparian areas at the S. Denver Audubon preserve and saw not just birds, but a glorious variety of minnows, dragonflies, butterflies, and flowers. The first picture of the thistles has been edited on Picasa.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages