Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My mandala is done

It took months, but my round lace shawl is done. The photo shows it pinned out on my design wall, blocking. I will take it down when it is dry. Lace really needs to be stretched out to show the pattern. The yarn is hand dyed by Lisa Souza and the pattern is Mandala by the Knitting Goddess (Renee Leverington).

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My sepia family

I enlarged a couple of old family photos and merged them into one painting--my mom, dad, younger brother and me! There was one pic with my dad, me and brother. The other shot had my mom, brother and me. So together, we get the whole family. They were black and white photos, so I painted them in sepia tones. This is the first time I have tried this kind of thing, and it isn't quite finished, but you can see what I was aiming for.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Color wheel socks

I am still knitting constantly and today I started these socks, using a color wheel of yarns (mostly leftovers from other projects).

Friday, April 10, 2009

leafy or weedy sea horse sketch

I was kinda bored at work today, so I sketched this sea horse (there was a great article about them in the SF Chronicle). I need to bring my sketchbook with me to work and do more like this, I think.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The last camellia comes home

I painted this pink camellia a couple of years ago and just got it back from the framer last week. Somehow, it got misplaced and only surfaced again recently. I am very happy that it finally came home!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Watercolor at the Presidio

Yesterday, I visited the great watercolor show at the Presidio. It's there through May 24 and it's free, so do check it out if you have a chance. There is plenty of free parking and the views are fabulous. I enjoyed all the paintings and especially a display case full of sketchbooks. Next door is a small display of Andy Goldsworthy's work (on our way home, we drove past the Spire he designed that is installed nearby in the Presidio). He made a smaller version of the spire in a closet! I liked it better than the large, outdoor spire. In the morning, I met with the One Sock a Month Ravelry group--the knee socks were made by two different knitters who used almost the same color yarn and the same pattern.