Tuesday, January 20, 2009
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.