There's always a quilt on display in the living room. I made this on some time ago using a batik panel of tropical fish. The quilting by machine quilter Judy Hooper is really special and has to be seen close up to be appreciated.
|I bumped the contrast a lot to try to give you a look at the underwater sea creatures Judy put into the quilting. Here there's an anchor on the ocean floor along with sea shells and sea stars.|
|More sea stars and sea weed. There's even a sea chest filled with treasure and a mermaid peeking out.|
|This has been hanging in our home for more than 45 years and evokes memories of when my sons were so little.|
Our home is in Georgetown now and so we have this lovely photograph from photographer Stacy Pedri to remind us of home.
Both Chris and I have always had a love of nature and walking in the deep woods. This small watercolor hung on our wall for many, many years before we made the dream of moving to the woods a reality. I'm a big believer in making you dreams manifest.
As you can see nature is a big theme in the art around here. Chris bought this giclee print for me for my 60th birthday. I love it's rendering of oak leaves and acorns so reminiscent of the huge oaks on our property.
An artist friend, Alice Shaw, gave us this small water color of a pretty happy bear and his catch.
An oil painting in the California Impressionist style, a gift from our daughter-in-laws father, himself a gifted artist. He hasn't given us one of his own works yet, he thinks his style is too modern for us!
I love this painting of a windy laundry day by local artist Jesse Johnson. It hangs in our guest bedroom along with this sweet print purchased on a trip to Sisters, Oregon and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. My husband picked it out to commemorate the trip.
Just a few of the treasures (to us at least) we have on view around the house. You can tell a lot about people by what they choose to keep around them don't you think? It's a pretty eclectic mix and wouldn't appeal to everyone I'm sure.
Until next time,