Friday, August 16, 2019


We picked up Quentin early this morning.  He's going to spend the weekend with us.

First stop was breakfast at PCC.  He wanted waffles.

Then I went to Puyallup to drop off a couple of quilts for the Fair.

Back home, I worked on the black blocks for the Black and White quilt.  I have all of the parts made, but only got one block sewn together.

After lunch, Quentin and I painted.

I even did a quick drawing of Jax in the garden.

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Well, I didn't have a whole day, but I did get the four-patches and the centers of the black blocks done.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


I worked on the Black, White and Red blocks (I need a name for this quilt).

I finished the white blocks and have got everything cut out for the black blocks.

Need a long day to get the top together.

When I called his name, he chose to shun me.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Part of our homework for this month was to create a design with an L-shaped focus.

Here's a watercolor I did from a photo I took of the Port Gamble cemetery.  I added the shadows to make the L-shapes.


This week's watercolor class was an image of a lighthouse at a sunset.

We learned about layering and dropping color into a pre-wetted area.

Sunday, August 11, 2019


Instead of doing things I should be doing, I've started a new project.

It's a palate cleanser.

It should use up some of the black and white prints I have a draw full of.

Friday, August 09, 2019


I've almost got five flowers done.

I'm having problems with the diamond blocks and need to remake it.  But I love it!

Tuesday, August 06, 2019


Today's lesson at my watercolor class at Daniel Smith with Jenna Howell was about simplifying a scene and only painting what's important.

This was great fun.

Here's the photo we were working from

My finished painting.