Stay Healthy My Friends ❤
When I downloaded my camera pictures this morning I was disappointed to find some images missing. I had that happen recently another time. They were pictures of the four of us at Christmas. It is time to purchase a new one. Can’t stand to have that happen again.
My goals for 2021:
Read more books …..Make more art…..Finish quilts…..develop a stitchery line…..organize my basement studio (that is where my fabric is at)…..work on our pictures, loose and digital…..I have my grandmothers cookbooks that I want to look at and do something with…..strip and stain stairs and windowsills…..paint the kickplate part of the stairs…..chalkpaint tables and such…..Figure out all of the other great things that my new sewing machine does other than forward and backwards…..Read through magazines I have….tear out pages I want to keep and recycle the rest.
I don’t do resolutions, I can never keep them. Lists are my thing, then I can check it off.
I am reading a new book that I received from Sam. “The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. I am just into the first couple chapters but it has been good so far. Will do a book review when I am done with it.
I have high hopes for 2021. I have been applying to art shows, and now up to four. Outdoor shows with masks and sanitizer, and distancing are good. I also think the vaccine will be well on its way to being in peoples arms.
solstice that marks the onset of winter, at the time of the shortest day, about December 22 in the northern hemisphere and June 21 in the southern hemisphere.
Happy Winter Solstice to all of you. Now we can look forward to seconds added on to the day to begin the slow ascent to longer days. I don’t know the difference, some definitions show December 21 and others December 22. I will just go by my Charley Harper calendar.
This little painting is titled “Preparing” and is our Christmas Card this year.
“All the Woodland Animals were Decorating in Preparation”
Four days until Christmas and I pretty much have my list and am checking it off.
Wrap gifts, make goodies, grocery store and finishing touches, plan to be ready by Thursday.
I hope you are doing well, are safe and healthy.
My Mother passed away in 1997 of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It is just a horrible disease that has no cure. A person that is affected by it has holes in their brains and it can affect their eyes, balance, short term memory and then dementia. It is Alzheimer’s on steroids, from the first time we noticed that something wasn’t right until she passed away in 1997 it took only 55 days and she was 70 years old, it was very much shocking. My sister and I became acquainted with a group of people on a site who also had a loved one die of this disease. There are 143 hearts on this quilt, just a tip of the iceberg but it is a way that we were going to bring attention to this somewhat unknown disease. I started this quilt in 2000 and pulled it out this year to get it finished, it should take me all of 2021. The hearts are embroidered by many different people. I would send out names, blocks of fabric and a heart template and they would send back embroidered hearts. Some people just did their own loved ones and others asked if someone could do theirs because they didn’t know how to embroider. All the fabric is from my Mothers stash. The words at the top of the quilt….We Lost You to CJD…..at the bottom…..You Are Not Forgotten. I now work on appliqueing the side petals each morning. I will probably need to make more. Just taking my time and enjoying the process.
I hope you are staying healthy. If you have any comments or questions I would love to get them.
The Fort Wayne Artists Guild also has an online members gallery with beautiful local artists paintings. The link to the online gallery.
Starting November 25 through December 26th, the Fort Wayne Artist Guild is having a Holiday Art Show and Sale. Wednesday November 25th the hours will be 4 pm to 8 pm. Regular Hours after that are Wednesday through Friday 11am through 7pm and Saturdays are 9 am to 5 pm. It will be held at 256 West Main Street, Fort Wayne. I will have four originals for sale along with prints and cards. Buy some original art for your home or for some lucky recipient for Christmas. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Here on my website I have a gallery of all my paintings, and an online shop to purchase cards, prints and some originals. Link to the gallery. Link to the online shop. Free shipping is still available, use the coupon code Freeship.
Since the Artist Studio Tour was put on hold for 2020 we decided to build a virtual site to transition into 2021. The link to this site is here. It is still young, keep an eye out for additions.
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Stay safe and healthy my friends. ❤
It was such a beautiful day, from early morning to this evening. I am trying out an updated Envira Gallery and learning how to put a gallery in my blog post. Some of these pictures I have had and others were taken today. I did not have the strong lens on my camera but if you look closely there is a hawk on the swing set. Our warty pumpkins decorating the porch. The morning cloud reflection in the pond with the sun shining on the newly cut corn field. A close up of the neighbors tree that is absolutely gorgeous. I have quite a few things to share that it is overwhelming to think about doing a big post so I may just do little bloggings through the week.
The Following are the four that I came up with. I used almost all of the cuttings.
Tom and I are taking a couple of days away this weekend. We are just going to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and I am hoping to get some good pictures. My camera batteries are all charged. We are celebrating 40 years of marriage October 4th. In leu of the pandemic we thought with being careful we could get two hours away for two days. Our masks are all washed up too and ready to go.
Stay safe and healthy.