Monday, September 25, 2017

Texture pictures for art quilts

Another thing that I have been taking pictures of this summer is texture.  I find it very interesting to look at the texture of things around me.  I think this probably drives my husband crazy as we can't take walks the same way we used to.  I'm always stopping to take a close up of texture.

Oh well, he is a gem and hasn't grumbled at all about minimizing our cardio vascular workouts.

Here are some of the pictures for your enjoyment.

Petrified Wood

Douglas Fir bark, cambium and core

Lichen and moss on bark


Blue Spruce



vine and tree trunk

steel door in bathroom


basket in museum

ornamental building detail

concrete pattern

concrete walkway

concrete walkway

cant remember

hazelnut shells

concrete moss

pine cone

leave on palm tree


rusted steel


Monday, September 18, 2017

Pictures of water drops for art quilts

I have been taking close up pictures of water drops on leaves, flowers, and evergreen trees this summer.  The intent is to get a better idea of how water drops look so that I can use this idea for future art quilts.

Here are some that are helping me see how the water drops really look.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Photographs for future art quilts

I learned how to take close up pictures with my cell phone this spring.  It has been super fun to take close ups of flowers and especially bees on flowers.  The intent was to build up a library of photos that I could use for future art quilts.

Here are some of the ones that are making the short list.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Summer fun

I let you all know that I was taking the summer off from my blog to enjoy all of the outdoor activities that go along with it.

Here's a few pictures showing you some of the things we've been doing. I hope you've also had a great summer.




The full eclipse of the sun from Salem, OR on Aug 21, 2017

A paddle-wheeler tour on the Columbia River through the Bonneville Dam Locks