Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Florida Art

My latest Stitchery under construction on my hand painted fabric.

Floral Art at the Florida Botanical Gardens

Hello again from Florida. Its a bit cool here, they are talking a bit about snow! Just yesterday I sat at the pool reading and sunning. On Sunday, I travelled to the Florida Botanical Gardens and took in the heavenly flora, unfortunately I didn't see any alligators, though hubby was sure he saw some big turtles. Above is a photo from a lovely water garden.

In the neighbourhood I am collecting photos of mail box art on my daily walks , some of it is hand painted like this one. Other examples include a carved manatee, a golden retriever and a football helmet! I am sure I will be inspired to make something using mail box art.

I started this week with my on line class with Susan Sorrell over at Creative Chick on Personal Symbols. Below are some of my sketches using drawings from nature and my own symbols for emotional expressions.

Drawings from the beach

Tomorrow, I start lesson two of Personal Symbols. This required a trip to JoAnns to stock up on paint, brushes, glue, medium, a new stamp, a stamp pad, embellishments, peltex and some decorative beach papers for collaging. Until next time, keep stitching.


KaiteM. said...

hi Donna, don't you just love an excuse to go shopping for art materials. Those mailboxes are fantastic, K.

Little House Art Studios said...

Great blog Donna!! Love your pieces you have on it..and I have that book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. It is a great read. ;)

maggi said...

The hand stitching is lovely. I think the mail boxes are brilliant - all we have over here is boring letter boxes in the front doors.

Carol Wiebe said...

I love the doodles, Donna. You are being very productive out there. What could be better than an art holiday!

Corinne Loomer said...

Hey Donna,
Its Corinne from class(online).Great blog-love all the great photos of everything you've got going on. Can't wait to see what you come up with when you get going on Lesson#2.
love co