Sunday, August 10, 2014


 Busy busy these last summer days!

My youngest and I took 
our rescue Walter 
(not starving any more - even getting a slight pudge!
and trusting/loving more with each day)
on his first ferry ride to...

a quilt shop, of course!

Much to my son's amazement
I found fabric that I needed
fed the addiction!
Look how cute this line is!

And I just love me some sea glass!

But this was the piece de resistance!
It's from Timeless Treasures
by this artist - J. Wecker Frisch
I LOVE it!

I am thinking about trying a painting class, 
but for this summer, 
I have moved on from art history...
(sadly, I have taken all the art history classes available
at our local community college) drawing!

The teacher is delightful!
She promised,
 on the first day of class,
that if we tried our best and did what she said,
we would be better at the end than
where we started.

It's been quite an eye opening experience
both figuratively and literally.
Ironically, it parallels my continuing practice of being in the moment/seeing things as they really are, without a story.
Turns out I want to draw what I think I know about objects,
not what is really there.
("Aha!" she exclaimed chuckling!)

Here's three drawings...

bowling ball and wine bottle

linear perspective of the hallway

tea pot

One day after drawing,
while my youngest tried rock climbing,
I decided to walk Walter around town.
Someone set up typewriters everywhere! FUN! 
This was my favorite.

Thanks to Walter's nose,
I discovered this character hiding in a planter!

Some sewing has been squeezed in too!
Another Kathy Doughty pattern - Fractured Heart
She is my current quilt crush,
I sleep with her books under my bed!

The way to know life is to love many things - Vincent Van Gogh

...including yourself - Stephanie
   Loving yourself...does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a loveable companion. - Margo Anand


  1. Lovely post, Stephanie! i especially like your version of the teapot! I have tried to sketch off and on, but am less than enthusiastic about; neat fabrics too!! Hugs, Julierose

  2. Your blog always delights me!

  3. Look at you go with the drawing! I'm so rusty at that. Been ages fro me.

    I haven't visited the shop in Kingston yet. I admit, I always pass it by on the way to Port Gamble (Bad girl!)

  4. I am amazed at your drawings! Someday I may muster the courage to take a drawing class too. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those fun fabrics!