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












Christmas Time Is Here

One evening…





A couple mornings later, a VERY blustery day, with BRIGHT sunshine poking through the clouds as they rolled through the sky.




One of many small vintage fabric houses I plan on making. It’s about 6 inches by 6 inches.  I have an idea for a unique way of framing them, which I’ll have to show later.  They are going to be part of some handmade items a friend and I are going to sell at a flea market NEXT November!


I’ve been training some new volunteers at the animal shelter this week.  We have so many animals waiting for homes, and can always use more hands on deck to help.  Someone turned in these little guys recently.


The one in the middle has a cluster of feathers on his head that looks like he’s wearing a little hat.  So cute.  They never leave each others side as they move in a unit.

Joyeux Noel to all.