Artsy Friends

One of the things that I've come to appreciate most in the past year are the talents of my friends.  Sometimes their efforts just truly blow me away...an example:

These sketches and watercolors were a result of the Sketch Crawl we had in the historic area surrounding the library.  The artist is Ronda Haley, a multi-talented new friend.  In addition to her artistic talents, she's also musically inclined...she's been teaching a small group of wannabe dulcimer players.  I am among the wannabe's...and we're gearing up for a Christmas time performance at a holiday tea.  Ronda is also very crafty...she does paper beading and fabric beading.  Read more about her here, on Lynda Heines' blog BloomBakeCreate.

Lynda's gate sketch
Lynda is also a super-talented new friend. She features so many wonderful tutorials and demos on her blog. Here's a link to her article on our Sketch Crawl. There's always something new to learn at BloomBakeCreate!


Where did the time go?

I can't believe how long it has been since my last post!  This summer has flown by...for the most part, I hibernated in the air-conditioning---all of those 100+ degree days about did me in. 
We've had some fun programs at the library...a Sketch Crawl in the historic neighborhood surrounding the library, jewelry-making, paper bead making, dulcimer lessons (!), art journaling...it's been a busy, but fun summer inside. 

On a more personal note, my daughter has moved into her own apartment!  I've already started moving things around.  It's nice to have my space back!  Megan moved just down the street and around the corner...close, but not too close!

I hope to feature a few of my new projects soon...it's been a while.