Blue Skies

I’m participating in “Sunday Sketches” through Alexandra MacVean’s blog, Blue Chair Diary Blog. Below is my small water color entry.


Three days ago I drove up to Ventura to visit my sister.  It is a beach town about an hour and a half up the coast from my house.  The sun was shining and the air was hot like a summer day, the sky a brilliant blue.  The cherry blossom trees were in full February bloom again this year.


This is a hill at the end of my sister’s street.  It is covered with rows of avocado trees, minus avocados.


We sat on a bench overlooking the Pacific while we ate our sandwiches.  It actually got too hot and we had to move to some shade.


But before we moved, we enjoyed the company of these two, who waited expectantly for us to share our lunch.


Working on (finished?) another mixed media piece using some very old vintage fabric.  Didn’t know exactly where I was going with this piece, so it kind of unfolded as I went.  The photo makes the line in the mountain appear huge, although that’s not the case in person.


Enjoy all that you can this week.

“We think about the universe as an intellectual playground, which it surely is, but the moment you learn something that touches an emotion rather than just something intellectual, I would call that a spiritual encounter with the universe.”                                 Neil deGrasse Tyson











8 thoughts on “Blue Skies

  1. I really like your developing mixed media landscape. I don’t think I have ever seen an avocado tree. You are in a beautiful part of the world.

  2. I love the quote! Wonderful. You are lucky the gulls didn’t snatch your sandwich out of your hand–when we were in Florida a couple of years ago, they were very aggressive!!
    I always love your little stitched pieces.

  3. Sounds like a fun day. Bet those gulls were after sharing your lunch. They are not nice in their begging. Love the way you are developing the “garden” below the mountain and sky. xox

  4. I love Ventura – i live in the mountains somewhat near BigBear). I love going through Ventura on my way up to San Luis Osipo and all the beach towns up there. I just got back from a week visit. Love your sketch and enjoyed your photos.

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