Friday, August 29, 2008

virtual sketch date

This was really a challenge in terms of composition and color. I really tried to keep it loose. I'm not sure if I should have eliminated the backround, regardless both pictures seem unfinished. Still, I enjoyed the challenge and looked forward it! This is really a lot of fun. Can't wait to see all of the posts! How do I adjust my blog so that the pictures don't magnify so much????

Monday, August 18, 2008



Rose hips are really beautiful,I am not sure if they can be preserved? I've seen rosehips for sale at flea markets.My attempts to preserve them have been unsuccessful? Any suggestions?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I am working on this .... nothing could ever be quite as beautiful as the real Rosie!
Flower photo is from my trip to the Antique Roadshow. My friend and I took a side trip to Saugatuck, a beautiful Lake Michigan town with wonderful art galleries.

I have a few other photos like this,taken at my dinning room table. I was contemplating painting it. It is probably too difficult of a subject matter.

A day at Greenfield Village

This is probably one of my favaorite places. I love the history. The photo of the door is from a slaves cabin,I love the texture and weathering.

This is the home of the Poet Robert Frost. The home moved from Ann Arbor Michigan,where Frost was a professor.

A Cotswald cottage with spectacular gardens

I have a few more pictures that I am trying to add. I have a lot to learn about blogging!