Sunday, November 23, 2014


Day #4 of the B&W Challenge

Squash and Pumpkins at the Children's Art Class at The Center

Saturday, November 22, 2014


"Hen Party"
(roosters included)

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Challenge


On Facebook, a friend nominated me to post a black and white photograph that I take, for 5 days in a row.  Just thought I'd post them here for you to see too.  It's fun!  And I have always loved black and white photography!  
 

Oh!  And i get to do what I want...today's my birthday.  Happy Birthday to Me!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

the sparrows...


Drawing birds this week and the sparrows are so skittish.  They scatter away as soon as I approach the window...those that are watching me anyway.  I was able to quickly sketch this guy as he was so busy eating and had his back turned to me.  The others flew when I peeked out through the shutters but this one stayed a little while and I even got a picture of him so that I could finish his colors.  Just a quickie, but i will remember him...

Saturday, November 15, 2014


I don't know where the weeks go, but I'm trying to get back to a sketch a day!

Class progress this week


Added a few more things to my "Nest", including a bird (one of many that clipped onto the branches of my Grandmother's tree), but this one has a broken leg so she is happy to have her own spot.


Did i say that this began with a cigar box?


All grandmothers' birds have to have lace curtains!

Judy




Peggy




Marge

Sandy

Teri




MaryAnn

Bernie

Nancy

Denise

Lora Lee

Two more weeks of this session and we will be creating a little Christmas ornament next week too.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Back to classes


In class, this session, we are working on different things.  Some showed an interest in doing an assemblage and so this was our third week working on those.  I suggested winter themes and for mine, it's turning into either "Flurries" or "Winter Lullaby"...
 

There is still some unknown something that I want to put inside but couldn't wait and showered a bit of a snowfall on it this morning...
 

 inside too.  Well, snow blows that way, doesn't it?


Others are working on collage...
 

Sandy has a lovely winter landscape happening here...
 



Teri is enjoying her assemblage with her memories from a trip spent on the North Sea.


Lora Lee is creating a lovely partnership with skies of winter blue and browns and tans of the landscape.
 



Nancy has a wonderful landscape happening here with thoughts of a trip in the West.
 

Judy is gathering papers for a collage with walnut ink design paper she made in calligraphy class, some birch bark and appropriate verse...
 

and she's also making a little assemblage in honor of her grandmother's love of pink.
 

Bernie, having just returned from traveling in a warm climate, is continuing to dream about that.
 

And Denise is thinking Diva" with pieces she has found,