Friday, December 11, 2015

after the paint has dried......

After the paint has long since dried and sewing has been done by this painter of my recent class according to her plan...this photo of Sheryl's mango painting  project arrived! i am always so happy to see where the person has taken  her painting, her work to the next step, to the real piece that you can pick up and hug! And then took the time to share with all of us.
 this is an amazing pillow, I am proud of her. 

Next came  the photo  below of Suzie's tote bag with her graceful hand painted Heliconia featured below. I wish you could see the plumeria she painted with the most beautiful background of blue. I wonder what she made with it ? Just pinning it up on a bulletin board to enjoy each time you pass it is a real good place to start, then one day you walk by and say,
 "Oh that's what I'll do!"

 Thank you Suzie and Sheryl for painting with me last summer
 and sharing where the paint took you!.
 I am thankful for the folks that come up to paint and surprise themselves !
 I think that having  the art supplies gathered and a sunny day and good company and encouragement help a great deal with the success and fun generated. Making time for such days is also essential,  because you make the time for things that are important to you.
 Learning a new or improving a technique are  some important ways to spend
your precious time to your best outcome I think.
Just do it!

So, what did you do last summer that is outstanding in your fond memories? 
i collaged  a day of mine in picasa program !
aloha, sonja 


LA Paylor said...

Hi Sonja! Sure wish I could take a painting class with you at your home. What beautiful work being done by your students. Happy Christmas season to you my friend. LeeAnna

sonja said...

Happy holidays to you and yours!
As you well know, Practice makes you better! you can improve by doing the work and the students did all day. I love you recent patch work! It is so fun to take something left from a piece and turn it into something else. wonderful! I recently made some "repatched patch angels" that few outta here yesterday on quilted wings!