Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
This post is an excerpt of an essay I wrote for a local newsletter.
La Table de Nana,
who can’t make her annual pilgrimage to her
beloved Provence this fall,
is sharing photos & memories of her past trips.
Do visit her blog!
The Common Ground Country Fair is my annual fall pilgrimage.
I write about it here each September.
The Fair was cancelled due to Covid.
Each year I go to join in the
celebration of harvest season,
of community & cooperative sharing,
of living in harmony with nature,
of caring for the the earth & for one another.
All with joy, artistry, respect, &, well... Love.
Good things to have in these times.
I go to rejoice in the midst of
September’s vivid color, light & energy,
before the gray of winter sets in.
So many of us fairgoers, farmers, gardeners &
participants of all ages felt the loss.
I enjoyed going through old photos & journal entries.
A reminder of one of the reasons I keep journals.
Over the years my small sketchbook journal
has been my steady companion at the Fair.
One time the Popcorn Lady popped over
to watch me sketching her Popcorn House!
That gave me the chance to tell her how much I loved it
& to learn more about its creation!
Sketching to live, homegrown music,
one of my favorite, favorite ways to sketch!!
This year I am adapting. Though sad, I've still been able to find
September Joy in some beautiful local gardens.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
I made this little drawing/painting to thank her.
But now this seems like a serendipitous little post. I may not make many more as the new format for posting is too complicated for me. I'd rather spend time with my art, though I love the 8 years I've been Sketchbook Wandering.
(The name is copywrited & you may see it somewhere else along with my own name in the future.)
Niezapominajki were a favorite flower of my dear mother's.
I loved seeing their lightness this spring during my early quarantine-time neighborhood walks.
to są kwiatki z bajki!
Rosną nad potoczkiem,
patrzą rybim oczkiem.
Gdy się płynie łódką,
Śmieją się cichutko
I szepcą mi skromnie:
„Nie zapomnij o mnie”.
Friday, August 21, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020
& clusters of restaurants and hotels.
forests, farms, scattered country homes.
& faraway mountains.
A fabric store in the city, about 50 miles away.
And yesterday I basked in
cool country colors
on a wet summer day.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Thursday, June 11, 2020
I need the sticky notes to remember the layout.
An "office" corner with my card table from high school!
The day bed for laying out work, a drying rack for fabric.
The little, foldable plastic white table cost $10.
I'll be able to carry it with me
when Sketchbook Wandering!
indoors and out.
Not a Gardener, not a Quilter,
but being Homebound (mostly)
makes me an Enjoyer
of these things!
The next project has already begun,
it happened on its own with leftover squares.
I'm still using up what I've learned is called
my "stash." My fabric scraps from before.
Again, I'm grateful to You Tube sewing & quilt instructions.
And for tips & inspiration from my friend Beth at
Sew Sew Art. Click here for her blog.
Click right here for the YouTube video that
inspired the "Crazy Log Cabin" style.