Oct 20, 2014

...AND MORE ADDITIONS

Two were not enough....had to add one more to add depth as well as movement.
Now I will let it set a bit and see if more is needed or if I am happy with this as is.

Oct 17, 2014

ADDITIONS

Seems once again....you gotta have horses.....so far...TWO.

Oct 11, 2014

FENCE

I am very close now.....to the end....Just the foreground to do yet. 

Things have been a bit of a muddle.  My Mother is home but it means care and watching over her.
This week I will take 3 days to be there, other brothers and sisters will take the others.  Then there are still some final outdoor landscaping projects to finish before winter so I steal time for the studio here and there because I have learned that even if you can only work for an hour it pays off.

Hope you are enjoying this journey with me.

Oct 7, 2014

TREES

 I have been doing my best to work as much as I can on this piece.  It is difficult right now because my Mother has come home on Sat. and before my sister can move in we are all taking turns staying with her.   However, progress is being made and I should have the partially finished pine done tomorrow.

I am very fortunate that my house is nestled in the Kettle Moraine State Forest so when I need to stretch a bit I can now take a walk into the woods and clear my thoughts as well as stretch my legs.  This little entry is right off our side yard.

 There are no mosquitos now...we had a frost the other night.  So walking in the leaves and with yellowing leaves overhead is like heaven.

I love the sharp contrast of the black dark bark and the lime green leaves, the verticals and the horizontals,  the sounds....and sometimes the absence of sound.   It is better then meditation, better then going to a spa, better then most everything.

Oct 2, 2014

TURKEY DAY



Love getting up in the morning and being surrounded by the beauty of the fall season and then privileged to view the wild life that I share this property with.

Sep 30, 2014

PLACEMENT

Still working on the placement of the next few objects in this scene.   You will have to wait to see where these are moved to  but they will be in this general location.    I can also see some of the colors need to be changed as well when testing the layout like this.


Sep 25, 2014

QUILTING TREES

 I have been spending the last few days quilting these trees along with a third one not shown here.
This takes a long time but is worth the work.

NOTE:   I was asked about the size of this piece so thought I would add that to my post.  It will be approzimately 38" X 24" when finished.

In between I take breaks and walk the dogs outside and work on my rock terrace garden that runs down our front yard.
The soil is pretty lousy and there are a lot of rocks and stones in it.  There are two levels but the second one further down is just mulched for now and I will plant it next spring.  For now the first row is all sedum and russian sage.   Great for attracting bees and butterflies and also survivors in this type of situation.

Sep 20, 2014

FALL

No words are needed to explain the beauty of fall.






Sep 18, 2014

QUILTED BACKGROUND

 Finished all that I need to do int he background, the furthest back in the scene.  
All the quilting is finished.  Looks odd I know but it will all come together as you will see when I start the first thing is the middle ground which is an old pine tree.  One of my favorite trees to quilt.

Had my grandson's Max and Clay come for a visit and a sleepover in the new house.
We had fun gathering acorns for fall decorations and riding on Grandps's "tractor" and having a campfire.  Those boys fill my heart with JOY!




Sep 16, 2014

PROGRESS

 Working on my farm scene today.....plowed field will go in here but not exactly there so just pinned for now.  There are a few more trees going in around the background church.
I am liking the background more and more.  When the foreground goes in it will all come together.

Tonight my two grandson's Clay and Max are coming for a sleepover.  It will be their first in the new house so they are so excited.  Love that young exuberance!

Packed up two quilts that I sold yesterday in my Etsy shoppe to a private collector.  They are two of my favorites and I will miss them but know this collector appreciates them as much as I did.  I am very fortunate.




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