Walk on the Beach

Spent two hours walking the beach this morning.  Watched a gorgeous sunrise over the ocean. The reflection of pinks and blues on the wet sand were amazing.  Saw a 6″ jellyfish and got quite a startle  from a crab pinch while trying to pick a shell out of the water with my foot.   I also got to see a sand shark up close as it was being taken off a fishing hook.  Lots of cool colors and textures of shells.  I sure enjoyed getting lost in the sound of waves breaking and the beautiful morning.

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peek at my quilt for flight.  I have to finish it up for an art show August 1st in Berea, KY.  It has been modified  a lot since this image.  This was a preliminary layout.  The geese in the sky are just scraps being  auditioned, so is the beak. The girls arms and braids have been redone.   Now to quilt it and make the wings 3 dimensional.

What happened to June?

Here I am counting the days left of July to finish my flight quilt.  I have worked on a lot, but have not blogged about anything.   I created this three dimensional house for a friend of mine.  It symbolizes the love found in her home.  Kids representing her children and grandchildren peer out all the windows.  The roof comes off to reveal a secret stach of chocolate.   The structure is built with timtex layered in the middle as batting.  The bird nest is an acorn cap and beads.  The rocks are beads and flowers  are sewn with embroidery floss.  Windows are made of clear vinel.

The first week in July we attended the last Cornerstone Music Festival.  There were lots of inspirational speakers, as well as great artists.  I got to see one of my favorite bands, Iona.  We enjoyed ourselves immensely despite the 110 heat index all week.  One of my highlights is always the art pilgrimage.   This year I did some silk dyeing and finally got to learn a bit about needle felting.  Here is a picture of my creations.