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Jul 27, 2017

Slightly More Photo Taking

My goal of taking photos each week is going okay; I have been taking photos, but not very many. Here are a few I've taken recently.

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elephant. it's shark week. stacked rocks. spoonthumb's roasted strawberry.

I may need to go on a photo walk or two so I take more pictures.

Jul 25, 2017

Very Tall Corn & Sunflowers

Last month I thought my plants had a growth spurt, but over the last month my sunflowers have doubled in height and the corn has probably tripled. The squash are also overflowing their area, trying to move into my compost bin, into the honeyberry bed, and over the fence; I need to trim back some leaves so I can get in and more easily collect the yellow zucchini as more are produced (unfortunately the green zucchini plant looks to have been eaten by bugs). I also have some tiny tomatoes! (From the tomatoes I didn't plant!)

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So my garden is doing pretty good.

Jul 20, 2017

Landscape Issues

We had another painting night a few weeks ago and picked out a "tutorial" image from Pinterest. It turns out I needed Bob to explain the steps, I just can't follow a few pictures and feel like I did a good job. This is what I ended up with that night:

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I was very disappointed so covered it up with gesso and tried my hand at a landscape from my imagination.

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This was from one of the first days of painting, I ended up adding some purple mountains with snow and then didn't know what to do with the meadow in front so I soaked the canvas to remove all the paint and decided to try again.

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As you can see, this is not a landscape, it started as one, but I didn't like my clouds so smudged it all into the pretty background that reminds me of unicorns. After a few days of looking at that, I decided to just add some lines/spots in a grid a tiny bit like Agnes Martin (but obviously not as thought out/precise as her work). I like it better than my last few paintings.



Jul 18, 2017

Denim Prep

The denim quilt I was planning got pushed back while I worked on wedding projects. Now that the wedding is over I'm actually working on the quilt! I purchased a pattern to follow since I don't know what I'm doing and figured following instructions would be easier than making it up as I went along.

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The pattern is Opposites Attract by Meredith Daniel & Alison Glass and is a three color quilt with the option of a fourth color. I've decided to use dark denim, light denim, and light denim dyed purple for my main colors with some of the floral denim as the fourth optional color. I hoped there was enough denim for a queen sized quilt, but I'm not sure there is. Currently I'm preparing larger pieces of denim to dye and figuring out how large of a quilt I can make. The 8.5" squares seem to be the limiting factor right now, I may be doing some piecing together for some of the larger squares. We will see how it goes. I hope to have everything dyed and most of the pieces cut out this weekend.

Jul 13, 2017

Wedding Wands

During a crafternoon a few months ago, Chelsea, Katie, and I made a hundred of these cute wands for the bride and groom send off. I waited to take photos of them until the wedding, but didn't take any photos at the wedding. Luckily the excellent photographer got a photo of them and shared a sneak peak of the photos yesterday!

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The wands were a hit even though we didn't do a good job tying a few of them and the bells came loose. Also, if you are looking for a photographer in the Seattle/Marysville area LillyPhotos was wonderful.