Thursday, December 23, 2010

Coastal Bike Ride

Coastal Bike Ride, originally uploaded by kquilts.

Almost every year on my birthday we take a mini vacation-getaway. This year we went to Monterey and took our bikes with us. Our first day was spent at Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing hiking the estuary.

The last day we took our bikes down to the bike path and rode. Now this path is long- 29 miles to be exact. It starts at Castroville and goes all the way to Pebble beach. We did not ride all of it that day. We started just north of Cannery row and rode south. The path here follows the shoreline so we had a beautiful view the whole way!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Scene

winter scene, originally uploaded by kquilts.

This small scene is one I painted in my watercolor class. At this point each student picks the subject and works independently. The teacher moves around the moves around the room and gives advice as needed. I have one more week and then we take a break till after the new year begins.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Pointsettia, originally uploaded by kquilts.

I love poinsettias and never seem to be able to keep them alive through the holidays. Last year I wised up and bought an artificial one. Maybe a cop-out but it couldn't die before the end of the holiday season. This year I painted one.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! May you all have a joyous holiday.