a "real" beach on the Pacific Ocean,
not a Puget Sound Beach.
Puget Sound beaches are fine,
but they don't
make my soul sing the same way.
I used to joke that I ended up living here,
in the Pacific Northwest,
because I had been wishing for islands and beaches.
Now I've clarified the wish
and shell encrusted soft sand beaches!
All that said,
on the Oregon Coast
wide and flat stretches
of clean sand
Cannon Beach has a superb quilt shop
called Center Diamond
right next to a fabulous
glass blowing studio/gallery.
I used to take the kids here when they were little
and often wonder if that is why
my oldest is now glass blowing.
We lucked out with
very low tides
warmish 50 degree weather
not much sun but also
a dream house!
had fine burgers
and this most delightful philosophy!
I've been taking some art classes
at our local community college.
In the last class,
we had a section on
and I found Magritte's works
fun, light hearted, and curious.
This particular work
references the idea
that the goal of painting realistically
was no longer a goal
because the artist is not recreating a realistic pipe
the artist is creating a painting of a pipe!
since I am only creating
a quilt of a cow...
This idea brings me to my WIP.
A Mary Lou Weidman cow
from her book Out of the Box with Easy Blocks.
(a great relaxed easy to follow pattern)
I need to add some face
with big eye lashes?!
and the words
"This is not a cow".
So much fun,
I feel another cow in my future.
I am linking up with
for WIP Wednesdays!
Check out what other creativity is out there!