Monday, May 16, 2011

News of the moment

I had a fun weekend. My friend Elke's B&B (see it here) was one of the homes featured in the garden home tour.  It was very cold but lots of fun visiting with folks.  Here is the article from the Sacramento Bee about it.

I also took a picture of this Lily, she had in her dining room. Do you know what it is?

Sonia came up and stayed a few days and we cooked and did the usual quilt project. Except it was different-involving chemicls! Here are some photos of the blocks- it calls for creating a shadow image.

 For Mothers day I went to marine world with Heather and the family,and Aunt Kathie and the other Grandma (Barb) it was fun. Domo wanted a superman cape and I was having Deja Vu of miles!

I'm taking some workshops on the Strathmore site and I drew a scene using 40 year old oil pastels- I never knew how to use them?! So with a little You Tube help- here it is! a pge in my visiual journal.
 That's the scoop for now.


Amanda Mills said...

Looks like a great weekend!
cute cute cute grandson said...

Your oil pastel looks wonderful! Mine are only about 10 years old. If I keep them another 30 years do you think I will figure out how to use them? I've made nothing but mud with them so far.

Coleen said...

Denise, I like your header and attitude about gratitude. I think the same way. Just makes life better. We are American missionaries living in Ukraine. I'm following here and would love it if you followed on my blog.


Coleen said...

And great job on the pastels. I have some too that are probably that old. I really should use them more.


Joe said...

LOVE--the oil pastels! --Carole