Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CQ block,a bit more work.

I did a bit of work on my block. It does not look too great right now,but I guess once I add more embellishment it might help. I am still studying it to see what else I can do . It is not as easy as one might think,as one as to be careful to use the right color to unify the whole block.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Another watercolor painting.

This is another watercolor painting I done awhile after the other one. These were done in what is called dry painting on paper,which means the paper does not get wet before starting the painting. I have done few others one in what is called wet on wet, but I sold them ,when I belonged to the art club and we had some exhibitions of our works at the Community Hall,quite few years ago. The art club ceased to exit when some of the members moved away or passed on.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Watercolor Painting.

Here is another of my painting. This is a watercolor painted on watercolor paper. It is an earlier one. I did not do too many watercolor painting.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My big doll.

This beautiful big doll,was given to me by Heather quite few years ago.She is 18 inches and looks like a little girl.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CQ block: initial.

After I posted my CQ block with my initial, I had a good look at it and new I had to do some more on the initial as I thought it was too drab looking. After looking at my embroidery thread I decided the best thing I could do was to add gold thread all around the initial to give it a sparkle,and voila, a better looking initial. I am please so far. Now what???

Sunday, June 14, 2009

CQ block.

CQ block. It took me quite awhile to decide what to start with. Then I thought my initial would be nice,so I put it next to the lovely lace Heather gave me...What to do next??More decorations to do.....I looked at some other persons embellishment,very very beautiful work. It will be hard for me to do that kind of embellisment,to tell the thruth, as this is my first try at CQ work. I will have to think very hard at what I will want to do.(rake my brain) It will take me awhile to work on this. First I have to make sure that I have all my stuff together,then the decision of what kind of stitches,thread,lace,maybe beads,etc.to work with.(big sigh). Like I said it will take me awhile ,but not too long,as I am anxious to get on with it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

CQ block.

My CQ block. It took me quite awhile to think what I would start with. Finally I decided to put my initial in the middle,beside the lovely lace that Heather gave me. Now I have to think what other embellisment to do. I did looked at other embellishment of other persons, and it is certainly harder then one thinks.There were beautiful decorations I saw, and there is no wayI can do as well. I will have to rake my brain to come up with something that will satisfy me,and I am afraid this will be very hard to do.(big shight)It will take me awhile to look at all the embellisment I have.

CQ block.

I started to put something on my cq block. It took me quite awhile to think what I would put first. So I thought that my initial "L" should be right there in the middle beside that very nice piece of lace that I got from Heather. Now what??I will have to rake my brain!!!!!! Hopefully I will come up with something. I have looked at other CQ embellishment,and let me tell you it is not as easy as one think,the ones as saw were out of this world,and there is no way I can do as well with mine.(big sight)

Friday, June 12, 2009

My toys: dolls and teddies

These are few of my dolls and teddies. The doll beside the white teddy,Heather gave me a few years ago.The others two dolls I bought myself.I still like dolls.I will have to put the other ones on the blog sometime. I do not think anyone is too old to have some dolls or teddy ,if one still like them.They are nice to looked at.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Reflection :poem about nature.

Shimmering Sky

The sky ripple
a glistening vision of blue
smooth shafts of lights,
penetrate the surface
of the trees.

Listen to the world
around you.
what you hear,
what you feel,
the sound of nature
gives one peace.

On a moonless night
electricity from the stars
light up the sky
from black to indigo.
Painting done few years ago.I painted it in acrylic.I like to use this medium.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Reflection: Clothe Line.

In this wonderful age of washers and dryers,there is an uncommonly delightful pleasure that is not common anymore........Folding sun-drenched sheets that are fragrant with fresh air as any pot-pourri. How seldom do we see a family history fluttering on the line in a backyard.

Yet,it was once a matter of great pride to be first to "hang out" each Monday,and a housewife knew her peers would judge her severely on the whiteness of her sheets.

What with all the boiling, scrubbing and rinsing to get them whiter,it is a wonder the sheets did not wear out.

When the blue powder or cubes came out,and were diluted in the last rinse to give extra whiteness to the white sheets,white shirts and white underwear,it sure was obviously a blessing in disguise.

Now with the washers and dryers,if one does not want to use the dryer,all the involvement in that distant toil of yesteryear, is to hang out the sheets and other clothes,to gather up the sun and the wind, if one has an outside clothe line,to delight one nose with a smell out of this world of fresh air,that you can not get with a dryer.

Falling asleep in those sheets is as sensual an experience as I can think of.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My pet Samantha.Poem.

illiterate,she was,
intelligent in other ways,
a friendly companion,
always glad to see friends,
loving,she was,
bouncy when taken out.

Now she is gone
in this transpicuous place,
called "Heaven"
"Big Beyond"
"Another Place"
whatever it is called.

Hopefully she is with
her other friend Benson
who departed this planet
few years ago.

Hopefully she will
enjoy her new life
with new friends,
jumping,romping about
a grand meadow
or running free
among the flowers.

And "Maybe"
she sees me here,
where her home was,
and knows I missed her.
I will always
my little pet,Samantha
my Sam.