Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vintage Hankie Scarves Part 2 of 2 and CreativeGIRL class with Danielle Donaldson

I had planned on posting these vintage scarves weeks ago but as usual, there is always more to do than there are hours in a day.

Since my last blog posting, kids are back to school.  Alex is now in 6th grade, his last year at our neighborhood elementary school.  Next school year, he will be in middle school.

My daughter Laura is the one experiencing a major change in her life, and us along with her.  She is now living in a dorm at Colorado State University (CSU) in Ft. Collins.  Moving day was a family event.  We helped her get her dorm room furniture setup and she has since settled in.  We Skype regularly!  I love being able to see her when we chat.  Love watching her expressions and see her when she laughs.  She is happy!  We miss her and it's a huge adjustment for us but we are happy she is happy!

I also attended a class with Danielle Donaldson hosted by Jeanne Oliver at Old Glory Antiques.  It was the Creative Girl in Denver class.  We created a cover girl in watercolors.  I have loved to paint for more than 25 years but this was my first time painting in watercolors.  My challenge was in figuring out how much water I needed to have on my brush.  I think I was afraid of having too much water on my brush but learned I needed to load the brush with water and watch the magic happen.  I had a great day!   I learned so much!  I am going to make time to continue to play with watercolors.  Love Danielle Donaldson's new book, CreativeGIRL, Mix Media Techniques for an Artful Life.  You can find it on here.  Here is the picture of my girl, inspired by my daughter Laura.

I have been busy working on many new items, including re-purposed linen pillows and started work on an assortment of Halloween items.  A Paris Street Market is in only 1 week!  September 5th.  Next week will be busy making the final preparations for A Paris Street Market plus my dear friend, who is like a sister to me, June will be visiting from San Antonio, Texas.  She will be helping me at A Paris Street Market.  So looking forward to June's visit.

As promised, here all the rest of the vintage hankies:

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