Balanced Living for Creatives

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July 17, 2010

Mushrooms in the Lawn


Mushrooms are popping up in my lawn. These two beauties make a lovely image. Can anybody identify these babies?

July 7, 2010

Urban Nature




These are some sketches I've done in Denver. I'm a member of Urban Sketchers group. One is a band that is playing during the People's Fair in the park. One is at the Chalk Fest, with two artists at work in the street.  One is outside the Paramount Cafe, along the outdoor 16th Street mall. Yes, I know it's not nature, but I love urban sketching--sitting and watching people has always been my favorite activity. Sketching is great fun, but I truly had to train myself to draw fast to capture people's gestures and poses. These are all sketched in pen with watercolor washes over the top.

July 1, 2010

Diamond Pattern in Basket


This basket was created using a coiling technique. The materials are sisal and waxed linen. The waxed linen cord can be stitched in different patterns, with the core sisal material showing more or less around the stitches.