Sunday, October 30, 2016

Jeans Mama, 1

First there was the hole in the knee of the jeans to patch.

Then the fabrics volunteered enthusiastically.

And so, I spent a pleasant evening stitching.

No idea how this will turn out, as usual. Yeah, yeah, I know I'm not supposed to be starting anything new. I'll get back to the Pomegranate Tree tonight. This is just a short vacation, a small adventure...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Doodle Alphabet, 2

Els suggested this lettering would be cool in embroidery. I agree, but it won't get onto my to-do list any time soon. Go for it, Els--be my guest!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Top of the Tree

I'm adding definition to the top of the Pomegranate Tree with hand stitching. Inching along while listening to an audio book of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, which takes one into a strange world indeed!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Appreciate Today

As I tend to look forward, I'm not even sure this is true. However, it's a good reminder to appreciate the moment, even if it's only errand day.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Doodle Alphabet

Done with a 0.1 and 0.4 Uni pin fine liner, this crazy alphabet is taking a bit of time, but it's oh so fun!

I'll eventually add color...just playing...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Portrait

Midnight finds me doing homework with grandkids in the States on Skype. Sometimes I try a portrait. The victim was gazing intently at the computer site for her homework, which explains the vague look. Even though I would make no claims to resemblance, this is time well spent for me--I am always entertained...

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Nice Quotation

A thoughtful Georgia O'Keeffe quotation caught my attention so I tried it with a white Uni-Ball Signo pen, which didn't work well at all, probably because I had used salt on the background. 

So I tried a white Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen (which is waterproof) that worked very well except that mine does not have a fine tip. I added ink shading. Turned out ok, but it's a messy process that I probably won't do again--I have enough mess in my life...

Sunday, October 16, 2016

"Artistically Inspired Life," 14

For October, Joanne Sharpe proposed an autumn tree theme. Lots of fun.

Monday, October 10, 2016


Out and about, I drew the National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, designed by French architects about ten years ago. An interesting building, it's looking run down as do most public buildings these days.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nameplate 2

Finished up the "nameplate" for a family member's office door. Done with Prismacolor pencils and a Micron pen. I have a new appreciation for graffiti lettering...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

On My Sewing Table

Having fun sewing on the final leaves of the Pomegranate Tree Quilt. Love zooming around on the machine...

Monday, October 3, 2016


A family member needed a "nameplate" for her office door. This is the first version. As I sent a photo by email, she can change the size when she prints it.

Now I'll put in the background. I'm using Prismacolor pencils and Platinum Carbon Ink in my Lamy Joy pen.

Hope this surprises her students and colleagues!