Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Time for art

IMG_0704, originally uploaded by kquilts.

This picture was taken at Sonoma Coast State Beach, up along the bluffs we hiked a week ago. I really liked this shot because of the bumble bee in it. I will be working on a painting or wc pencils (not sure yet which- aybe bot) of this one sometime this week and just thought if I put the picture up now, I will be more likely to follow through with this idea. Making the time to do the art work is hard for me and so I am looking for ways to encourage myself to do this. We shall see if this works.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay, originally uploaded by kquilts.

California's San Joaquin Valley gets hot during the summer months. This past week has been in the 100 plus degree range most days, so my husband and I decided to go someplace much cooler- which for us means the coast. The dilemma was deciding north or south. We opted to go north on the coast to Bodega Bay.

It was much cooler there by about 40 degrees, and we encountered a lot of fog, but it felt nice after the heat of the valley.

This little sketch was done at Sonoma Coast State Beach. I was sitting up above the beach because it was cold and starting to get windy.

We hiked the bluffs and saw all sorts of birds and one deer and a snake then went back to the car and had lunch. Then Bob went on another little hike while I stayed closer to the car and painted.

It was a lovely way to spend a weekend.