Sunday, June 13, 2010

I am enjoying learning to watercolor. I don't know if I'm doing it exactly right, but so far it seems to be working. I love my little birdhouses, so I found a driftwood pole to hang the houses on in the yard. It looks a little weathered, which is what I was hoping for. The birds sit on it, but not in them. I took a picture of it when the fireweed was blooming in with the raspberry bushes. This is an edited version of the photo I took.

A young friend of mine named Miriam took this photo over in Seldovia on the boardwalk. I loved the photo so I purchased it from her with the plan to do an oil painting, however, since I am trying to learn watercolor I decided to try it that way...I think it turned out ok.

What a week we have had..Jack ending up air evac"ed to Anchorage in critical condition, but it ended ok. A week in the ICU, heart doctors, kidney doctors, helicopter ride....but he is still with me and thats all I care about. I went to Michaels Craft supply one day while Jack was having tests, and found this great centerpiece for a necklace. Inexpensive, but I think its beautiful. Rowan, one of the gals I work with at the Gallery had her Birthday while we were in Anchorage, so I thought this would make a beautiful and slightly exotic looking necklace for her birthday. She loves red so it works out well I think. I added coral and brass beads. I love the way it worked out. The two "fan" beads are cinnabar.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Today was a beautiful day weather wise. Then this evening Sandy and I went to all the Gallery openings, fun. Then we made a quick trip out to the Spit to see what if anything was happening out there. The opening for the Coastal Studies, "Drift" art project was this evening and I will post a few pictures of those entries. What a fun project that was. My two buoys will be on display at the Fire and Ice B&B and Lodge. They will be auctioned off in September. I wish it would have been a better day for Jack. He has had a rough two weeks and it doesn't look like its going to get better. Oh for a magic wand!! I also finished another piece for the Gallery which I will post here. God gives us so many trials in life.....