Friday, June 18, 2010


This is an amazing internet site that I belong to: ( ) Although I haven't been a member since the beginning I do feel a connection to all the wonderful people who belong to this amazing group! While attending Turtle Camp in Wooster, Ohio with Susan Shie, I mentioned that I was going to participate in the 15 year challenge thrown out by Quilt art. We decided as a group to each make an individual square but each contribute something on them all. Here is a photo story of us doing just that. Bonnie, Marsha, and I had fun learning how to air brush while Susan supervised and then put her touches on each of ours. I loved air brush but it isn't something I would feel comfortable with doing in my home. You really need a good ventilated area in which to work and we don't have basements in Houston!!
Susan supervising me!
Susan adding detail.
Marsha using the air brush.
Bonnie adding our first color.
My quilt before adding other colors. Finished quilt with beading.
Detail shot
Susan and I were the only ones who finished our projects and submitted them for the Quiltart Quinceanera Show. Here is the link so you can see this amazing show. Of course mine is at the very end!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Attended a wedding recently and here we are dancing the conga. The conga line is a Cuban carnival march that was first developed in Cuba and became popular in the United States in the 1930s and 1950s. The dancers form a long, processing line. It has three shuffle steps on the beat, followed by a kick that is slightly ahead of the fourth beat. The Conga, a term widely believed to be derive from the African region of Congo, is both a lyrical and danceable genre, rooted in the music of carnival troupes. The conga dance was originated by the slave people who were taken from Congo Africa as slaves in Cuba. They started the dance while they were chained together.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This morning while on Facebook, I ran across someone's page called: The Shiksa. I know that most of my non Jewish friends would have no idea what that meant. So I thought I would explain that term and set you in her BLOG direction. Most Yiddish dictionaries describe “Shiksa” as simply a “non-Jewish woman.” Today, the term is generally used to describe a Gentile woman who is in a relationship with a Jewish man. In other words, if you’re a non-Jewish girl, especially one married to a nice Jewish boy, you are most definitely a Shiksa (especially to your in-laws!). Visit her website and you will find some great recipes.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


You know the movie "FOREST GUMP"? Well, the expression: "LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES", didn't have it just right. I captured this photo of a bowl of cherries and immediately thought "MY WAY IS CORRECT"!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


The Wikipedia definition of a doodle is a type of sketch, an unfocused drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.

Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available. I love to doodle in my art journals. Here is an example of that:

If you are interested in trying out some online doodling check out this link: