Saturday, June 30, 2007

Weekend in La Quinta!

So lucky am I! I spent the weekend with my friends CC and Barbara at CC's mom's conference-it was for Kappa Kappa Iota (retired teachers assn)-We stayed at LA Quinta resort-originally a retreat for the wealthy stars-opened in 1926! well we got a beautiful cabana room ...heres some pictures of our private pool with the views of the mountains that surround this resort The resort is HUGE! like 5 golf courses-25 tennis courts-amazing-its now owned by the Waldorf Astoria so everything was top knotch! We taught a little brush workshop-then gelled by the pool-I napped and then w went to dinner at the Cliffhouse-amazing views-great food-almost all of C's family and Barb;s sis Jo came too! I then went to the PAlm Springs street fair-held every thursday-4 blocks long, at night so its cooler-produce, art, crafts, wonderful music and those soft beautiful warm nights!!AND it was almoet a full moon! SO beautiful!! Hard to come back home!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

another Angel!

Here is the before and after of the other angel I did for somerset

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Here is my website-just click on the above title and it will take you there! I cant seem to change the color on it but it does work!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Somerset Angels

Here's the Somerset studios angels-Jenny asked for some treetoppers like the one I did for Lynne Perella's book-I think I will post them before and after-the first one is the after-the second the silly statue I found at Tuesday Morning 60% off-i like to think I gave her a new life!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Heres some hearts I made for a class hopefully at the Chicago Quilt Show in April-maybe Art and Soul Portland?
Working on treetoppers for somerset-Im thinking of calling that class Extreme Makeover

Friday, June 8, 2007

The Letter Arts Piece

Exciting and Wonderful News

Well for the second year in a row I'll be in Letter Arts Review Annual-I almost didnt enter because I really didnt have anything new or ( I thought thrilling) to send but I did at the last minute and voila! It is on fabric of course and I will post a pic when i get a photo of it
I SO needed some good news! Its been a tough week-I guess the lesson of this week is that when things go well you really appreciate them more. But it is still hard to go through the hard days.
I got my work in for my book and actually met the first deadline-but the idea I had about vellum overlays for my exemplars jsut got nixed so its back to the drawing board-
I got a wonderful artist to represent in the book-his name is Damon Robinson and he designs for Praise the Lowered-check out his site-Im going to try to post his work here

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Credit for this art

this beautiful monogram was done by Xandra Zamora-must credit here!check out her website
Oh and Im also teaching in St. Louis the end of September!Yay!

My Concert master Jeff!

Tonight was my sons concert-wow! They played so well-it sounded like a pro symphony. I wish that Jeff stays with the violin but perhaps now its become uncool to be a violinist!. I talked to Kathy Petersen and I will be coming to Olympia WA before ArtFiber Fest to teach! The 15th of October! I will also be at Susie Tracy's Art n Soul shop on the Sundaythe day before. More in fo to follow on both gigs!! Im so excited-as I'll get to see Kristin and Ria between stops!! Heres some more art from the book!Tomorrow s my deadline-am I done? nope!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

more on my weekend

here s some pictures from my trip to Ojai and Santa Barbara. We discovered an art truck, and walked around the town while the sun set. Heres a beautiful sunset above the mission deal in the middle of town. We took the scenic route to Santa barbara every time and it wound around Lake Casitas that was filled with tourists!!It was a wonderful drive-the low clouds hanging below the mountains. Another picture from the Madonnari. I kind of miss it-I think I'll try to do it next year-any madonnari team members still out there? Back to work on my book-my second reprieve is Wednesday but I must get the art in by tomorrow-uh oh!!