Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Finally finished!

Back in July, (yes, July), I took on a project which was a bit foreign to me: painting a mural. It took longer than I anticipated, but wasn't as difficult as I envisioned.  I am really proud of the "Wild about Christ" mural I painted in the nursery at my church.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Art everyday! (Well, almost..,,)

At the beginning of the month I challenged myself to work on my art everyday.  I remember my mother saying, "Are you sure you want to set such a rigid goal?  I don't want you to be disappointed if it doesn't happen." Well, if there is one thing I have begun to learn in this first seven months of motherhood, it is that you do what you can when you can.  I am learning to go with the flow.  Although I haven't created every day this month, I have worked on my art much more than I have in previous months. I'm proud to say that I will have two-maybe three 9" X 12" journal quilts that will be exhibited in the Texas SAQA booth at the International Quilt Festval in Houston in less than two weeks.  Now, that's something I am truly proud of!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day One

Today was the first day of the October Challenge.  I have been working on a nursery jungle mural at my church, and today, I made a lot of progress.  I think I have about three more hours of work to go and it will be complete.  I also picked some some possible photos for inspiration and made a couple of sketches for some journal quilts.  I'd say that is a good start to my challenge.