30 May, 2009


The other night on the news I saw a photo someone had taken of the poppies at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. As I live just a few miles away, I had to get there for myself and take my own pictures. They were nearly over so I'm glad we had a nice day. My daughter went with me and she kept taking photos with her phone for sharing with others.

They also had lots of beautiful coloured flowers. The tulips & daffodils were already finished but there were lots of wonderful violas and many other plants full of colour. Here is another one of my favourites.

Felt workshop

OK, life is getting away from me & twitter, which will automatically update Facebook from my phone, is about what I seem to be able to get to at the moment. Anyway, here are the pictures of two of my pieces from the workshop. The first one is a bit washed out, I do need to try & get a better photo. The shapes were cut out felt glued on top before I gessoed over the whole thing. I have been trying to do another piece the same way but it seems that the gesso actually does go off over time!

My second piece the colours are actually richer than they appear. They have that lovely sparkle to them. I have all of the photos on Flickr so if you want to see more, click on the link to the right.