50th Anniversary

Our very good friends and neighbors are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow. Wow!

What a life and legacy they have created.

I did a couple of collage pages to go in a scrap book their daughter has designed for them.

Upcycled Textile Art

Hi,

Finished my textile art piece today!

Really neat since I made it with an upcycled tablecloth where many meals were served. So this piece has memories embedded in the fabric.

I’d love a piece like this with my grandmother’s apron or a piece of a loved ones clothes.

This is framed with a Gallery Frame.

What a joy to work on such a personal piece of art.

Cheers,

Bev

Sentient Being

A merry-go-round

Breeze carries a leaf swirling

Touches down at rest

Art Prescription: My sweet Finn was amazing today. Horses are sentient beings.

We sat together and he put his muzzle on my head as if to say I know you are sad and I’m here for you.

Sketching Fall Wildfowers

I had a lovely group this morning at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

I showed them three techniques for capturing the essence of fall wildflowers.

Brush painting with watercolor.

Drawing with watercolor pencils and adding water.

Negative painting.

Bonus: pen and ink.

I did a demo of negative painting to capture these tiny asters. Then I added pen to suggest detail.

Thank you dear readers for your support. Art will pull me through.

Be well,

Bev

The Diva Chronicles

Hi friends,

So here I am moving into a North Carolina fall.

I really like hiking!

Me and Matisse agree to not talk politics.
I’m pretty happy getting belly pets.
And I like to play at bedtime!

Basically I’m a happy dog!

Love,

Diva