Friday, 21 June 2013

New Friends

Today I helped a new friend set up a blog. She has reached a certain age in her life and would like to share some of her wisdom. She is also doing a series of fibre art to visually share her story. Her goal is to post once a week... and when she has her first post, I will put a link here somewhere to spread the word.

My new friend was at my house a few weeks ago when we first met to discuss her blogging ideas. She noticed my collections and spent some time looking over them all. After I helped her set up her blog today, she presented me with a demi-tasse cup and saucer covered in tiny violets... it fits in perfectly with my collection as you can see here. What a great gift to be treasured always!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Learning to Paint

Although I am an artist, I don't know how to paint. So, this year I am going to learn how to paint. I have dabbled in the past, but I am learning in earnest this time around. My teacher is Corre Alice, who owns an art gallery in Cumberland. There are three of us in the class at various different levels. The classes are interesting and fun. Today we got to pick a word out of a bunch in a bowl and then had to start painting from the image we got in our mind of that word. My first word was "growth" followed by "breeze", "tadpoles" and "springtime". Here is the painting I did.

My second painting, below, was done after I pulled out the word "hopscotch". 

A great way to spend a Friday afternoon!