Goggles! Another pool themed fabric

Hot off the Spoonflower press! My “Goggles” fabric has arrived. So excited for the addition to my pool themed fabrics. The “Goggles” design joins “Swimming Laps” and “Pool Tiles.” Where are all the quilters? These fabrics would be great for a quilt for a swimmer. You can order them on Spoonflower, just click here toContinue reading “Goggles! Another pool themed fabric”

Ideas from my sketchbook

I have really fall in love with my sketchbook. For me, it isn’t so much a place to practice, but a place to come up with ideas and explore them. It is the epitome of no pressure, just playing. Often a new idea from my sketchbook becomes the inspiration for a painting or a pattern design. I’m tryingContinue reading “Ideas from my sketchbook”

Forcing myself to finish.

One thing I’ve learned about myself as an artist, is that I dive into a project with enthusiasm. I think it’s the Aries in me [read more about that here]. It’s great for starting a project, but for me, a couple of things can get in the way of finishing a project. I lose enthusiasm.Continue reading “Forcing myself to finish.”

Sketching & Doodling in Summer

Where are the lazy days of Summer? It feels busy. I’m trying hard to squeeze in sketching time, even at the pool. And if I’m at the beach, I’m always taking pictures and thinking about the next painting. More and more, I realize how inspired I am by the seasons. My paintings of flowers have been replaced byContinue reading “Sketching & Doodling in Summer”

The town pool opens today!

I’m looking forward to our local pool opening and swim team practice starting. Practice is early morning before the pool is open to the public. It’s pretty quiet while the kids are practicing. I usually sit and read. I’m a little shy about painting in front of others, but it would be the perfect time to sit and paint, withContinue reading “The town pool opens today!”

Watercolor Swimming Pool

It feels really good to finish something that I have wanted to do for a long time – paint a pool. I have loved pools since I was a little kid, especially outdoor pools. I grew up in a beach town (I know poor me) and our local pool was an indoor pool. I wasContinue reading “Watercolor Swimming Pool”

Floating in the pool

Beach girl is playing in the pool! I can’t wait for the lazy days of summer! With two kids “moving up” this past week was crazy busy. I’m looking forward to the summer days when we say, “What should we do today?” Painting the water was fun. I struggled a lot with the shading on beachContinue reading “Floating in the pool”