Boho inspired embroidery
I was always a bit intimidated by all the traditional embroidery rules. It is a lovely disciplined art, with a much respected history. But after seeing more of the boho, slow stitch style thread designs around Instagram, I decided to jump in and stitch more freeform and enjoy the journey.
So in between the fine art paintings and the printmaking, I’ve been enjoying the quiet reflection time of needle and thread.
This was yesterday’s stitching…
Food and Urban Sketching
Winter Park, Florida is an idyllic place for sketching, shopping, and eating. It’s my favorite place to visit. Yesterday, I braved the chilly (for Floridians) temperature and took some photos, ate lunch, and visited a cafe to do some urban sketching.
I also love trains, and there is always one rolling through…
Keeping fit and enjoying summer in Florida.
Gathering research photos
I like to take the iphone and the Nikon DSLR when I go on walks, especially in a place as lovely as Wekiva Springs State Park. It was a good morning for gathering some landscape inspiration. It is best to paint on location, but if time is limited, I always try to collect photos for my reference file collection–I often use them as ideas for larger paintings.
I don’t use this lens that often, but it was fun playing with the camera settings today. Of course I was melting in this Florida heat, waiting for hummingbirds that did not visit. Maybe next time!
Florida Living… feeling spoiled by the beauty today.