This super sunny yellow tree was in front of me when I parked at Hobby Lobby. Such a pretty shape. Like a Japanese dancer. I didn’t get it right. I’d love to do a full painting of it though.
Yesterday was a busy day. Capped off by a visit with Natasha Papousek. A longtime LYA friend. In fact I have her 2013 post card on my inspiration wall. Natasha was on her way to a class in Sedona.
She arrived later than she had planned, so we had a short time to see the sights. After a quick bite, we headed to Prescott. We caught the sunset view from the Prescott Casino and Resort on top of the hill. Thumb Butte is left of center.
Next we went to Watson Lake. In fading light, we hurried to snap some shots. Thank goodness for Photoshop and the ability to brighten things up!
There was so much more I would have liked to show her. She mentioned coming back again soon for a longer stay to explore the area more. With hiking, galleries, museums… plenty to do!
Natasha is a henna artist and she is blessed with the privilege of working in gorgeous downtown San Diego at Seaport Village. She is also well-traveled, well-educated, and even lived in Hawaii for a time. You can see the photos on her blog. Gorgeous! She is truly one of the most interesting women I have ever met!
LYA Side Swaps
Three more LYA side swaps arrived yesterday. One of them Natasha’s! From Lemon Grove, CA. I love this card, so pretty 🙂 On the back:
Creativity is inventing experimenting, growing, taking risks,
breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.
~ Mary Lou Cook
Terry’s card is so lovely! It is an in progress “slow stitch” project. All done by hand. She has attached a worn, paper-thin vintage handkerchief to a sturdier fabric. A pink linen tablecloth. She is still creating this new piece but thought is was pretty enough to use for LYA. I agree! Very sweet and delicate, the details. From Gresham Oregon.
The birds is a wonderful watercolor from Christine Brooks in Flagstaff AZ. I love Christine’s work ! An addition to my growing Christine collection!
Thank you my friends for sharing your wonderful work with me! I love them all!
And an extra special thank you to Natasha for including me in her busy, artistic road trip! Such a pleasure to meet again after so many years!
Two Mingus starts on the table, plus the one that is bothersome.