July 10, 2013

* We are B A C K!

And what a great feeling it is. After four years of blogging I was astounded to find out I could in fact lose my blog! Never mind, Karen Valentine of www.KarenValentineDesign.com, saved the day, and the blog is back to it's almost original state. I have lost all the old comments and of course those friends who were joining me on the journey. We will begin again.

 Meantime, I have been in summer school with Mary Ann Moss in SEWN - a class about playing with patterns. We've been having loads of fun. Here are some of the patterns I've created while fooling around with this entirely new medium.

India Ink on Ledger Paper

Craft paint on paper

Water colour crayons and opaque white water colour paint

India Ink on Water Colour Paper

Left over paint on scrap paper

Golden Acrylic paints on large water colour paper

Craft paint on Mexican Bark Paper made here in Mexico

Craft paint on Mexican Bark Paper

Craft paint, water colour crayons, india ink and opaque white water colour paint.  Fun Fun Fun.

We are making a book (of course), so this is preparation and layout before sewing.

Cover of the book sewn.  Yes, that's me at three, in my favorite navy blue cape, with red satin lining in the hood.

More to come as things progress on SEWN and I get caught up.

On Friday this week, there is a "Where Bloggers Create Party" (blog hop) at Karen Valentine's Desert Cottage blog.  Address:  http://www.mydesertcottage.com/

Do hope you will pop over there and have a look at all the creative spaces.  I'll be posting more tomorrow, giving you the link again and posting my own studio for you to have a look at.  I simply LOVE seeing other artists creative spaces.

So, for those of you who have found me again - thanks so much for the visit. Thank you for all your support and your emails.   We should be having a sangria party to celebrate!  Tell your friends please and lets get this blog rocking again.  Thanks.

“I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.” Anonymous


  1. Love, love, love those patterns! And hurray for the lady who rescued Donna, the damsel in (Blogger) distress! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Gorgeous prints you made, I love the watercolor one the best, but I really do love them all! ~Diane

  3. Well, at last I found you again. I was unable to pull up your site, but I see I was not alone in that. These are wonderful patterns. And a great start on your book!

  4. Beautiful everything but I am not surprised with your incredible talent.