Falling Leaves

Day 4 Painting  “Falling Leaves”  

Autumn leaves are falling.  Nights are growing chill.

Maple leaves are turning red along the hill.Image

 

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Mr. Owl

Day 3

I see the owl and the owl sees me.  He’s way up yonder in the curly tree.

Purple Owl 1

Mr. Scarecrow

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the colors.  I love pumpkins.  I love anything with an autumn flavor.  And even though it’s still officially summer, it’s September and that signals Fall to me.

Today is the beginning of the  Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  I started my blog after her similar challenge in January.  Even though I’ve been painting just a year, I feel like I’ve come a long way from my first attempts just a few months ago.

Since I do love Autumn, expect to see a lot of Fall subjects in the next 30 days.  My mind is bursting with ideas.  I just hope I can keep having them for the next month.

Today’s pic is Mr. Scarecrow.  I’ve just always liked scarecrows, crows and pumpkins, so this pic was a natural.Image

Spools

I was able to do a little painting on my recent vacation.  Sewing is a familiar theme and thread is definitely a part of my life.  I doubt I ever leave the house without some thread attached to my clothing.  Some people seem to think they need to point this out to me–as though I should be embarrassed to be seen that way in public.  To me it is a badge of honor!

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Wedding Quilt

The last several weeks I have been working on a wedding quilt for my niece, April.  I finally finished just minutes before I left for the airport to attend the wedding in Las Vegas (my hometown).  The wedding was last Saturday and everything was beautiful.

ImageHer colors were blue and salmon so I picked several blue prints and designed an elongated monkey wrench block.  I didn’t want the quilt to be too “girly” so I just adding a touch of salmon in the corners of the blocks.  

ImageThe few salmon blocks I did make became part of the pieced back.

ImageI quilted it with several different designs in the blocks and traditional freehand feathers in the borders.

ImageI presented it to the happy couple a couple of days before the main event.  They seem very pleased with the results!ImageApril and Brandon on their wedding day, August 17, 2013.  Best wishes to the happy couple!  I know they will appreciate the quilt and that makes it all worth it.