Monday, February 28, 2011

Sightseeing with Margie

Botanical tiles
Orange treeAgave Pots
San Miguel de Allende-Guanajuato
La Aurora Gallery-San Miguel de Allende
Downtown Queretaro
Posada Carmina
Cobble stones
Mr. Handsome
Some of the beautiful things I saw while sightseeing with Margie.
She'll be going back home to the snow very early tomorrow morning.
I will miss her so much! It was such a special privilege to get to spend time with her.
She is the sweetest, kindest & most generous soul I've encountered.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

El Charco del Ingenio

Rock egg
After a morning visit to the botanical garden
we came home to work on a crochet covered rock collaboration
Margie and I are doing a for a summer show at Bookhou in Toronto, Canada.
We were very inspired by what we saw at the reserve.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Artful Birds

Paint by Numbers Bird
Bird Tattoo Bird
Tattoo Bird
Margie & I had a very birdie afternoon yesterday.
We both used the wren pattern from Abigail Glassenberg's new book
"The Artful Bird" published by Interweave.
I recycled my 2010 Linea Carta linen calendar to make my birdie.
Margie used a piece of turquoise cotton I had previously stamped
with one of my hand carved bird stamps and made the beaks with polymer clay.
We gave each of them our own twist & when they saw each other
they immediately fell in love ♥

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Soaking up the Sun

Botanical Platters
Media Naranja
Balcony with Cactus
Plants at Posada Carmina
Wall art
Margie & I enjoyed a gorgeous day at San Miguel de Allende, Guanjuato today.
Here are some of my shots of the day. I can't wait to see the photos she took!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Friend

gathered art materials
pine and spruce cones
shibori spiral indigo dyed
adventures in spore printing
wrapped, unwrapped and to wrap with
soaring like an arrow
liberty spider on a screen printed web stone
slow sparrow stitching
My unbelievably talented friend Margie is arriving tonight from Canada!
I still cannot believe I will have the privilege of finally meeting her in person
and get to spend some creative time together here in Mexico.
Bienvenida Margie! Mi casa es tu casa :)
All of the gorgeous photos and artwork above are hers.
I highly recommend you give your eyes a treat at her blog:
Resurrection Fern.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Things that Ruin Yarn

Things that ruin yarn ;)
Smart title courtesy of my good friend Carlene.
Watercolor and acrylic ink on handmade paper. 9" x 12"

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Work in Progress

Kitties work in progress
Moth Cat WIP
Started painting it last night...plan to finish it today.
Watercolor & acrylic ink on handmade paper. 9" x 12"
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Weathered & Bare

Bare branch
Daniel & I found the most beautiful bare branch on the side of the road yesterday.
We brought it home and found the perfect spot for it.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Animal lover

Kitty sketches
Kitty sketches & I thought this would be a good time to do a little tribute
to some the wonderful animals I've loved over the years :)
Bird lover
A little homage to the animals I've loved over the years
In order of appearance: Yellow canary(don't remember his/her name).
Bullet (Yorkie) my first dog. My sister Kiki & me with Charlie Brown (Poodle).
My mom holding Katia (Cocker). Benji & me at the beach (American Cocker).
Teresa my adorable deaf dog (Dalmatian). My beloved Mafalda (Airdale Terrier).
Mafalda, Güato & me in Chile. Güato & me in NY.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

1000 Posts

Moth Cat
Windows and Doors
Photo 1: New watercolor I'm working on for my dad the cat lover.
Photo 2: Windows and doors in Queretaro, Mexico.
This is post No.1000 :)
Thank you for making sharing my art in this blog such a pleasure!