Sunday, February 26, 2012

Art from Cedar Key, Florida

 Making Art in Cedar Key!
Hello friends, As many of you know I am in Florida on Vacation. Only a few days left before we leave for home. I need to get home and prepare and send off an entry to Cloth Paper Scissors' new publication " Pages". here is some of the art I have been making while in Cedar Key.
This is a small quiltie that I made for my friend Jane. This is her and Glyn's cottage on Palmetto Drive. That's Evie sitting by the mailbox.

 For Valentine's day I made these little hearts as gifts for my friends. You may recognize them from the Stitch magazine.

 Below are my watercolour paintings made for the Sketchbook Challenge, " Close Up".

 A close up of a potted plant on our screened in deck over looking Goose Cove.

 A Hibiscus plant in front of the cottage.

 A small bowl found in the cottage was a challenging subject for a watercolour.

Close up views of a shell.

Close up views of a Live Oak leaf and acorns.

Close up of a hibiscus leaf.

And finally a close up photo of a talking parrot inside the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe.
For the time I have spend here in Florida, I have been printing on fabric using my paintings for inspiration. I am using Janet Edmonds book, From Print to Stitch as my resource. this is such an excellent book! I have been busy visiting a couple of Quilt shops, JoAnn's Fabrics and ordering online! JoAnn's online shopping is incredible, I hope they deliver to Canada!
Until next time, sooner than later, I hope!


Maggi said...

Your sketchbook pages look wonderful Donna. The quiltie makes such a lovely present for your friend and the hearts are great.
Oh dear, I have been thinking about Janet Edmonds' book for a good while but have managed to resist so far. I can feel myself weakening.
Sounds like you've enjoyed your retail therapy as much as the rest of your holiday

Linda Kittmer said...

Lots of beautiful work Donna. I especially love the 'under leaves' sketch for close-up. Fabulous! Hope you're well rested and enjoying the last bit of your winter get-away!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Looks like you've been very busy while you've been on holiday. Love the hearts!

michelle said...

Wonderful sketchbook pages Donna, sounds like you have had a fabulous time ! look forward to seeing you next week then...