In addition to my show information I like to include personal happenings in my life on my blog. I have been grieving the loss of my wonderful Mom this past year. On August 5, she has been physically gone from my life for one year.
Mom's Engagement photo
Mom and Dad married on November 24, 1951
February 4, 1929 to August 5, 2017
I miss her every day and her memories surround me. I was so blessed by her kindness and love she always gave me. She always said how proud she was of her daughters, Diane, Linda, Mary and Anne. I was very proud of her and all the wonderful memories she gave me all my life. I love you sweet Mom , always and forever.
I have created this blog to share with the collectors of my art what goes in to creating my paintings. As you know almost every watercolor painting includes a quilt. I like to say that I "quilt with my paintbrush." Here I will share photos of quilts I see at all the quilt shows I exhibit at around the country. I will also include what I see in my travels and wanderings and anything that brings me inspiration along the way. I want to share my story with you. I am so happy and blessed to have so many that collect my work. The joy you bring me by all your wonderful comments on my art keeps me painting and looking forward to my next inspiration. I have been fortunate to view many beautiful quilts. I am posting photos from one of my favorite shows in July at the Hershey Quilt Odyssey Show. I loved the color combinations in the quilts they were bright and absolutely stunning.
My big trip of the year was in September as a speaker at the first International Patchwork Conference held in Kiev, Ukraine. The wonderful quilters from the Ukraine and Russia made beautiful quilts, embroidery, dolls, and stunning clothing. they are talented and all a great pleasure to meet!