Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays Everyone!

The Holidays are here...bring in the cheer! Wishing peace and joy for all.......

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Santa Ysabel Hike with friends

My art friends and I hiked at the Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve on absolutely beautiful day. The day just beckoned us to sit under the Engelmann Oaks on this dry, windy late morning and paint the surroundings. And to finish a perfect outing...lunch in town, Julian pies, and shopping at Santa Ysabel Gallery and Weaver's shop.....
an absolutely magnificent oak at the top of the ridge

The trail head starts near the Santa Ysabel Mission off the 78 in Santa Ysabel, CA. You need to open the gates to pass through the cow can see the mission behind the curious cows........

Friday, December 2, 2011

Candy Wrapper Book...part 2

While recuperating from my bout with Bronchitis I managed to finish my Candy Wrapper book.
 I used embroidery thread to embellish the covers with some stitches that I kinda remembered how to do back in my hippie days.... I  added a hand milagro....good thoughts for stitching....and some flying bird charms. The wrap tie is a fabric scrap  from old sari cloth.
 This detail shows the binding. I taught this binding in my Fall  Book Arts Class at Fallbrook School of the Arts. The 2012 classes will be posted very soon! My next Book Arts class starts January 26 -1 to 4pm.