Home again, home again

I’ve returned to city life.  I’d much rather still be in the woods, among those giant trees, hearing the sound of the water rushing over the falls.  Over the next few days, as I find time to process some of the photos from the trip, I’ll share a bit of the beauty of that place with you.  I had an amazing time.  I needed the peace of nature, as I didn’t have a very good time trying to paint my art quilt.  It did come out okay, but as always, I wanted spectacular. That was impossible, as the fabric I used for the quilt was too coarse for allowing the paints to shade and glaze.  It went on in a sandy texture and I had to rub for all I was worth to get anything to blend together.  It is, however, finished, except that I found the bling box this evening and I will put a few jewels in her hair.  I’m not into massive bling on a quilt, but Mucha’s original work showed some baubles in her hair.  Here is my little art quilt all painted.

Muchas Dance copy

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May 1st

A Blessed Beltane or May Day to you all.

beltane

A lovely image by one of my favorite artists, Alphonse Mucha.

Get out there and enjoy the day, watch the flowers sprouting from the ground and, if available, bask in the sunshine.  I have a bunch to do today, quilts I must finish, designs to work on . . . but we will get a walk in later on.  It’s another gorgeous day here in Oregon!