Friday, March 29, 2013

Practice makes perfect!

Well, at least that's what I hear! No matter, I am continuing on with my watercolor obsession and hope to make progress in the days ahead.  Just got a delivery from the UPS guy and now I have some new, very large 22 x 30 sheets of Fabriano Artistico rough watercolor paper,  a couple new paints and a great new Russian Blue Squirrel mop brush.  For most folks this is not too exciting, but for an artist, it's over the top to have the right tools for the job!

 Now I can't wait to get throw on the music and go into my art room and drift off into another zone.  Soon I will be taking an online art class with a very cool artist, Vinita Pappas.  I love her work and her style. I dream about be able to paint at her level and create lots of new work from all the  travel photos I have taken over the years.

This will make me a very happy camper!

Here a a couple of practice drawings of figures I did last week.  These I learned from another artist I admire, Lucy Willis. I have a long way to go, but I'm getting there!  Life is good when you follow your passions.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fabric Obsessed...etc...

Yes, it's true...

I have many obsessions.  I suppose it may be a sickness, but that's okay by me.  I am, for the most part,  painting watercolors on a daily basis now , but of course, I still have a thing for fabric.  No one has to drag me into a fabric store. There must must be some type of radar system that is directly hooked up to my brain.  The colors, the textures, the patterns! Someone take my credit card away please!

Of course, no one ever does, so I am piled up with shelves of wonderful fabrics that I will turn into all kinds of cool things. Hey...I say don't fight it, go for it. It means you are moving in the direction of your passion.  And isn't that what life should be really be about?  Of course! Otherwise it is boring and it becomes someone else's life.  I am happy living my own life. Thank you very much.

So...I must say I found the most gorgeous  fabric  the other day. Chinese letters - on a stunning red  background - is now a pillow cover. The pillow back in a white / black lettering of Confucius sayings...  (ahh...wisdom!)
 There is nothing better than filling up a couch or bed with tons of original, soft pillows!  Sink in and dream on!
(available soon at  along with many others!