Gallery of photos and a forest illustration

I've been practicing with my new camera…. Hmmmmm, I've not mastered it yet. Today I went to the National Park with friends…. I took my camera and macro lens and I got some interesting shots… the young men with me also took some of the photos, it was a bit different to using a point…

I touched everything.

I left my hotel in Grayling just after 9.00 this morning and headed the red beast towards Saginaw about 110 miles away. I was off to visit friend Beth Ferrier. 101.9 country  set the mood as I traveled along the free way. "Don't think twice it's alright" Randy Travis's dulcet tones set the pace. Deep…

Quilt History.

I'm delighted to introduce this great magazine, QuiltmaniaIt has some very interesting articles and one in particular, Inlaid Patchwork in Europe from 1500 to present.I've been studying the technique for many years, it's quite a difficult technique.My quilt, 1776, Heartache, Heritage and Happiness, was re-created from an inlaid applique quilt made in 1776 in Prussia.

Playing with fabric.

playing with fabric. It was a beautiful sunny day today…. I took the bike out for a spin. Like walking, when you ride slowly, you get to see the most interesting things…. I liked this mural painted on tiles.   And right next door outside  the "Jerky" shop was this splendiferous window box. I chatted…

11.00 pm, it's been a delightful day today. Class was enthusiastic and the projects are coming along really well. Some folk are here from Canada and Pennsylvania… We attended the start of the Annual Canoe Race. 99 teams were entered from all over the world. They will race right through the night and the oldest…

A grand event.

This is a little photo journal of the Ice House Quilt shop in Grayling Michigan. The shop was named as one of the top ten in the USA several years ago. The town of Grayling has a  population of 1983 and is known as the "Canoe Capital" of the world. Tomorrow thousands of people will…

Pens and Pencils

  I have both of the Rhino's with me on the road and i can work on them when I have a few minutes to spare….. and a big table of course….The pen I use for the fine black illustration is a 0.5 uni pin by Mitsubishi. However, I also have other pens…Prismacolor premier 05…