Thursday, June 20, 2013

Watercolor and more

No surprise for me, I've been going in many directions. Sometimes I wonder if I'm stalling from doing one project by becoming busy with something else. After a long delay, I decided to continue my projects from Dawn McLeod Heim's book, Painting Realistic Water Colors. This is lesson six. Because I don't know enough, I haven't really decided what type of watercolor I like to do.


Meanwhile, I found these quilt patterns at a bargain sale and couldn't resist making the blocks. They are the Kitty Cityseries, each about 10" x 13". I have realized that I like to do pieces that make me smile and these characters with names such as Mona (with the paint palate) and Carmen (with the fruit basket) are so cute. I have given them to our Community Service program which will make them into quilts (probably two quilts) and give them to children in the hospital. Don't ask why the background is so different, just one of those days.


Last week this huge mosaic was revealed on the side of a new building downtown. I love this gecko/lizard (the feet are different on the front and back, thus the double name).

Later I'll share the silk that I painted and am now quilting, plus lesson 7 in watercolors, and more on the garage zentangle project. Humm, I do seem to keep busy. Oh wait, on to Ohio to see the grandkids:)

8 comments:

Shirley said...

Love it all Sandra. I need to look at the watercolor book- yours is gorgeous! And children will adore your kitties!

Shirley said...

Love it all Sandra. I need to look at the watercolor book- yours is gorgeous! And children will adore your kitties!

John Y. said...

Hi Sandra, I've not been around for a long long while, but I am so impressed by your watercolor that I've just ordered this book! Love it, wonderful!

John Y. said...

oops, John Y is actually Raena...didn't know my husband was still logged in.

Alex said...

The watercolor painting looks stunning! Love the Kitty series too :)

PAMO said...

Sandra- It is all so gorgeous! Your watercolor, your quilt blocks, and I can see why you love the gecko.

You do it all so well!
Thank you for the lovely fabric postcard- it is a treasure.

Safe travels!
Pam

Cathy Holtom said...

Your watercolour is full of light, lovely!

stewcrowther said...

Wow...I was blown away with your watercolour. As Cathy says 'full of light'. And Cathy knows what she is talking about ;-)
I never seem to have much success with watercolour but yours is one big success...Yay!
Stew.