Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Little Drawing

I finished up this drawing today, enjoying the process and not worrying about the results. I used Micron pens, extra-fine Sharpies and watercolor pencils. This reminds me of Rosie, who tries to eat flowers. Looks like she is resting in a potential salad of blossoms! (Yes, I keep flowers away from her!)

(Click to enlarge)

Hope you are having a great week!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Savor Summer - Joy List Monday

I have a confession to make:
I am not a summer person.
I have a friend who loves summer so much, we call her "Summer Girl".
She loves the beach, being on Cape Cod, the ocean and walking in the sand.
I love air conditioning and fans, being inside and emerging on a cool day,
catching up on projects, and looking out at my tiny garden outside my porch.

So, my joy list today is about INSIDE projects!

I've been working on framing some prints I've had squirreled away for years.
I worked in an art and framing gallery in New York, so I've purchased a mat
cutter and tools over time and set up shop on my dining room table!

This is a cute card I found in my travels - don't know the artist.
It makes me smile.

This is a print of a painting by a friend. The light switch determined the hanging space.


I love Chagall!

We bought this poster the weekend my daughter's wearable technology work was exhibited 
at MOMA. We visited that museum and the Met - a great memory!

Love this Matisse print!

And some Georgia O'Keefe flowers in 2 different rooms.
Using ready-made frames and cutting mats myself saved a lot of money.
My husband gave me full rein to choose the artwork. (great guy!)

Another whimsical project - adapting a t shirt!
This inexpensive cotton shirt has a lot of beige in it, which 
is NOT a color that looks good on me.

So, I stretched it over a plastic bin cover and have started "coloring" it in
with some fabric paints, which will be permanent when I heat-set them.
I'm not being too careful, so progress is fast. I'm planning to make it "my"
colors - pinks, reds, purples and greens. I'll let you know how it comes out!

So, my joy list is

Being productive in the summer heat
Enjoying my air conditioned house
Preparing for a special visitor this week
Having fun with painting

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Joy List Monday

Again, joining with Anne Butera at My Giant Strawberry, I'm making a joy list! What fun!

I'm finding joy in:

The warm sun
The turkey family that visited this week
The beautiful green that is all around
A weekend spent with my wonderful husband
The beautiful blue sky 
My love of creativity, which feeds my soul
and finally, getting back to blogging!

Here's wishing you a fabulous week as we all
Savor Summer!!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Savoring Summer

And so, we are into July already, and
I'm happy to be joining in on my friend Anne's celebration, 

 which she introduced on her blog recently.

What I'm taking from this is the chance to really notice the beauty of summer
and to make a Joy List every Monday, mentioning what I am savoring that week.
Here is my Joy List today:

I'm enjoying seeing my cats stretched out on the porch,

and keeping watch at the front door;

beautiful sunsets,

and our hydrangea bush in full bloom

as well as pretty yellow lilies!

Our days have been sunny, yet not too hot,
and I've been busy with organizing and a bit of artwork.

Hope you are savoring your summer days.
Wishing you a beautiful week!