Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Hawaii rocks!

This flower picture (taken at the Waikiki Zoo) will definitely end up in a photo quilt, as soon as my order arrives from Color Textiles. I have used up my first 30 sheets of their cotton sheeting fabric already.

Our trip to Hawaii was fun, although sadly, I lost my precious journal. Maybe it will be returned, as my address was in it. I got some great photos and nearly finished a new watercolor painting. Also tried ocean snorkeling for the first time, I could get good at it if I lived somewhere that has warm water (the ocean near my house is freezing cold, the surfers wear wet suits).

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Newspaper publicity

I was just reading the paper and suddenly realized the quilt in this article (also online at www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_3939680) looked very familiar--it is one of the pieces in the Half Moon Bay show! I sent the photo and some info about the show to the columnist about a month ago. She did not call me, but it looks like she either saw the article in the Half Moon Bay Review this week, or read my web site. Maybe both. Anyway, the quilt is not mine but I am mentioned in the article.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Just finished another painting

You are seeing this painting just minutes after I finished it. My son took the photo of the camellia at Huntington Gardens in Pasadena after my camera battery died. This is the second painting I've done from pictures he shot that day. This is painted on 20 x 24 inch paper, just to give you an idea of the size.

I also got the Ft. Mason top back from the quilter, so I just need to trim it out and add the binding. The woman who machine quilted it was worried the unusual fabric (a nubby polyester) might be difficult to work on, but she had no problems. I think it will be worth paying for a professional photo of that one, since it is quite large (60 inches square).

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The quilt show is up

I spent a couple of hours today, helping install a show of work by the California Fiber Artists, a group I have mentioned before in this blog. The local paper has already done an article about this show, the link is:


The picture is my quilt, "Adam and Eve," which I made just for this show. The theme is "Naked Truth: Fiber Transformations," so I printed two Rubens drawings from the web onto fabric and designed the quilt around them.

You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high

Monday, June 05, 2006

Farmer John's flowers

This is my latest quilt, I photographed the flower at Farmer John's field in Half Moon Bay on a tour last year. The flower was cut and standing in a vase on a table--I thought it was more interesting to see just one huge flower, instead of a whole field of them.

This past weekend, I demonstrated watercolor painting at the Foster City Art and Wine Festival. The Peninsula Quilters Guild also had a show at the community center there. It was lots of fun, painting and chatting--I could do that every weekend.