Saturday, March 31, 2007

Drawing the Landscape

At the garden show last weekend, I met a very nice artist, Chip Sullivan, who has published a book about drawing landscapes. I looked at every book vendor's stall at the show, but couldn't find it. (It's available at Amazon, though). Chip has a funny "cartoon" business card, and he drew a little sketch of his garden booth in my journal! His wife, Elizabeth Boults, is a landscape architect.

While I was standing there, another person attending the show came up and told Chip that his book had inspired him to draw several years ago, and he showed us his sketchbook. Of course, I had to show off my journal, too. Chip has a web site:

The other person I talked to a lot, LeaAyne Wilmot, was knitting a very interesting sock, adapted from a design by Blackberry Ridge. She was selling ceramic covers for switchplates, so of course I had to buy one for my bedroom wall. She doesn't have a web site but her email address is (JuneBerry is the name of their company).

Friday, March 30, 2007

It's not art but...

I went to the San Francisco Flower Show last weekend and saw many lovely things--but this was the most memorable. They had converted a men's room into a ladies restroom, and this is how they did it.

I'm starting a new, BIG watercolor tomorrow, so I'll finally have something really new to post. I am also working on a totally different quilt that actually came from a purchased pattern! So things are in the works...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My birthday

Your Birthdate: August 1

You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven't been developed yet.
You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.
Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.
You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.

Your strength: Your supreme genius

Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity

Your power color: Gold

Your power symbol: Star

Your power month: January

Friday, March 09, 2007

I met Alex Anderson

At the recent San Francisco Quilters Guild show last month, Alex Anderson was the guest of honor. I was lucky enough to venture to her display of quilts early in the morning when there was nobody else there. We chatted for awhile, and her husband snapped this picture of us.

The other shot is of my winning quilt, which is printed on fabric--I took the photo at our last quilt show, two years ago, so it seemed appropriate to enter it in this years' show. Our guild has the most beautiful, hand embroidered crazy quilt ribbons--it is always a thrill to win one of them.