Drawing ~ “Running Away From Home”

Euclid had a point. Go figure. I gave my trigonometry students an assignment in programming: animate a geometric figure. They started off by drawing a cartoon panel. This is the one that I drew. (Note to self: You have got to practice drawing!) Anyway, as I looked more closely at the panel, I began toContinue reading “Drawing ~ “Running Away From Home””

Needlepoint ~ “Waves Down Under”

Mistakes need love, too. This style of needlepoint is Bargello or Florentine, so called after the city in which it was popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I love this type of needlework. Unfortunately, this piece is upside down. When I made the tote bag, I placed the needlepoint panel the wrong way. IContinue reading “Needlepoint ~ “Waves Down Under””

Painting ~ Armado M. Pena Jr.

I have always loved this painting by Armado Pena, but I never knew the title. When I reproduced it for myself, I wanted to find out what the title was, so I could give proper recognition to the artist. THE ELUSIVE TITLE To my disappointment, no title was forthcoming, despite the many Internet nooks andContinue reading “Painting ~ Armado M. Pena Jr.”

Mobile Picnics

My husband and I were at Reedley Beech today and met a young woman setting up a display. She and her daughter host “Mobile Picnics” for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions. With her permission, I am sharing her Plush Picnic Halloween Theme. Just shows you what lovely things one can see when one isContinue reading “Mobile Picnics”

Painting ~ “Wawona Road”

“I admire anyone who finishes a work of art, no matter how awful it may be.” Kurt Vonnegut I painted “Wawona Road” from leftover paint; it has been hanging on my wall for over a year. Every once in a while, ponder what I to do with it. The painting seemed content to just hangContinue reading “Painting ~ “Wawona Road””

Crocheting ~ “Look Out Duck”

“What is a hobby anyway? Where is the line of demarcation between hobbies and ordinary normal pursuits? At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant. Perhaps we have here the real inwardness of our question: A hobby is a defiance ofContinue reading “Crocheting ~ “Look Out Duck””

Sewing ~ “Fashionista Doll”

“Nothing we do as individuals matters, but it is vitally important to do it anyway.” Gandhi’s Paradox What do I do when I can’t do anything? Well, I have to do something! This was my plan when I found myself sitting in a large room with an dripline attached to a port, feeding chemotherapy directlyContinue reading “Sewing ~ “Fashionista Doll””