Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Such a charming Photo. An older man walking with a young girl carrying a guitar case. The lesson was on perspective...not the best photo for that but I enjoyed it. Watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb. paper.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Took a break from drawing in my sketchbook the other day. This Brownie camera has been sitting on my cabinet in the front hall for years (ever since I got it). So I decided to sell it but before I do, I wanted to photograph it so I don't forget about it. This was a used camera and you can tell by the wear on the leather handle.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Spent the afternoon in Deerfield, MA at the Deerfield Academy where an exhibit of handwoven beauties from small to very large woven art hangies. It was amazing. Today was the last day.
In case you missed it here's some show stoppers....
Saturday, April 4, 2015
There are many beautiful wood cut prints at the Museum. I could spend every day there with my ipad trying new apps...but the one I'm very satisfied with is Sketches. I love the fact that you can access fonts (nice ones), the ease in choosing colors (although when you linger on a color it changes to that color) which can be disconcerting. They have come out with new font package at 4.99. Well worth the price.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The girls at the Equestrian Center were practicing for the upcoming event this weekend. Lots of medals and ribbons will be given out. MaryJo and I met at the Botanic Garden at the college but soon we drove to the center to draw the horses and tack. Most of these were horses were 18 hands maybe even bigger. I took an old book to draw in because it is easy to hold -- I knew I wouldn't be sitting while drawing. This is Joy. A beauty. She never came out of her stall. And she moved around a lot. Justt when I was on her face, she would move. No cooperation at all. The pen I used is a pentel brush pen that uses cartridges. Love the brush...nice thick bold lines when you need it. And drawing on old book pages is nice because the pen glides across the page. Very, very black ink.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Also, vintage linens to use in art projects, lace, buttons and nice vintage linens to use on your tables and bed. So MARK YOUR CALENDAR...just say you read my blog and you'll receive 10% off.
See you on April 12th.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Wanted to make some scones. Made the first batch and I couldn't get the dough to run around the cuisinart to form a ball. Had to add a little more milk and it still wouldn't form a ball. So I had to knead it by hand. Disaster!
Went ahead and tried another batch. This time I over compensated and the dough was runny. Geez!
However, after both batches were baked...they tasted remarkably the same. Undercooked the first batch, over cooked the second to get them brown.
I haven't made this recipe in several months -- why? Because I was eating all of them. But I was really wanting a scone this morning!
Sunday, January 25, 2015
I'll be set up with antique linens, beads, fabrics and much much more!
Come by and say "hello". Mention my blog and you'll receive 10% off your purchase.
Went over to Mount Holyoke College Botanical Garden last Friday. Drew a little in the succulent room. Then went over to the Art Museum and oh my....There was a small exhibit of Yoshida Hiroshi and his family that created prints in Japan for the last 3 centuries. I never have drawn a boat. (Pencil sketch) I copied it ...The originals (4) were done at different times of the day....my iphone was totally out of juice so I couldn't take a photo of these 4 beauties but I'm definitely going back.