Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Andrea at Camp

So Ken just got back from visiting Andrea at SCICON's Summer Camp in the Sierras.  She took some great pictures.  They discovered a great place to see the Sequoia. Check out her blog for the pictures:

Kristina's Mad Dog paper cutouts

My daughter, Kristina, works as a digital artist for Kabam, a social gaming company.  Here's a link to her latest work creating "Mad Dog" paper cutouts for a game called, "Realm of the Mad Gods".

I always love to see what she is up to.

Day 2 - 75 Day Sketch Challenge

Today is Day 2 of the 75 Day Sketch Challenge.  Got my hair done today and brought my sketchbook along with me.  Decided I would use good time management skills and get my hair color and sketch done at the same time.  I did the sketch of the chair at the salon. Added the other items in the sketch and the color at home.  Still trying to get this "cross hatching" thing going.  Got a new pen that should help-Pitt XS.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Day 1 - 75 Day Sketch Challenge

Started my 75-Day Sketch Challenge today.  Why today?  I'm not sure.  Hope I don't get behind.  Pleased with my first day's sketch.  Brenda Swenson swears by the fact that you improve after 75 days.  We'll see.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Had a fun time with my daughter, Natalie today.  We had breakfast out, went to the movies and saw Rock of Ages, and then went shopping.  I was on the hunt for a white linen dress for New Orleans' White Linen Night in August.  I got lucky and found it!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sewing in French

Finished my "Sewing in French" painting yesterday.  I am planning to hang it in my sewing room/laundry room.  The fabric in the room's valance provided the inspiration for the colors, objects and words.  All the words are in French.  It's collaged with papers and painted with watercolors and gold paint.  I only need it critiqued now before framing.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Today is my weekly watercolor workshop.  It's a workshop in which we paint anything we want and get help from our teacher, Teri Gammalo.  I always look forward to this day.  I get together with about 10 artists.  Today, I am going to continue working on my latest abstract piece with sewing objects.  Going to hang this one in my sewing/laundry/art room.  The inspiration for the painting comes from the fabric curtain in the room that has sewing objects and  writing in French on it.  I'll post it as I go along.  I don't have a title for it yet.  Any suggestions?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Paintings accepted in Orange County Fair

So these are the entries that were selected for this year's Orange County Fair.  Who knows what they are looking for and why they pick a painting.  Each judge looks differently at the same painting. Submitted 5 and got 3 selected-I was happy about that. 

Andrea's Solo Bike Trip

Trying to get used to the fact that Andrea wants to take a solo bike trip this summer from Portland to Santa Cruz.  She is planning it out.  I don't think it is unusual for a mother to worry, so I think this is a normal feeling on the subject.  I am sure she can do it.  I think next it will be rock climbing.  Got to get used to her adventurous spirit.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

Spent Father's Day with Ken and Natalie.  We went to Mesa Verde Country Club for a Pancake breakfast.  Ken spent the day watching the US Open.