Living just outside Dallas, it has been difficult to think of anything other than what happened last Thursday evening.  I drew this while watching the news and praying for our neighbor who is a Dallas police officer...
  I came across this blog this morning.  It is a message we all need to hear.....  SLICESANDGLIMPSES.WORDPRESS.COM



A Lazy Weekend

We spent the 4th of July weekend at Wayne's sister's home in Houston.  It was very muggy but surprisingly, we were able to spend plenty of time on their beautiful back patio in the shade, drinking lemonade and enjoying time together.  Ann has a hanging swing that is sooo comfortable.  While we sat and talked about everything from politics to gardening, I sketched in my new sketchbook. 


My Ostrich

I thought this Ostrich would look cool on black paper.  This is the result.....


Our Tomato Crop

The plants aren't looking very well so these last three may be it.  But the two tomatoes we have already eaten were so delicious and smelled so wonderful it was worth it all. 


Quick Sketch at the Bean

After volunteering at VBS this morning, I stopped for a cup of coffee at The Brass Bean 
 in Grand Prairie.  We have loved the Brass Bean for years...they serve delicious coffees!  I pulled out my sketchbook and quickly sketched the front door of the shop.  I will continue working on my sketch, but this is what I finished while drinking a cup of Crème brûlée coffee....so good!


New Project

I have been buying vintage hankies at Estate sales for some time.  I think they are beautiful!!  They are so delicate and the designs are so intricate.  I just felt that they should be preserved in some way.  I have been tossing ideas around for some time.  This week I tried printing one of my drawings onto Organza and fusing it onto one of the hankies.  I plan to embellish it with old buttons and tiny beads.  This is what I have so far.....

(The buttons and beads are not sewn down, I just keep changing them out and moving them around...trying to decide what looks best.)

 My stash of hankies......

This is my collection of buttons.
  I pick them up everywhere I find them........

(These are only the white/cream colored buttons.  I have many more!)

Wayne has been showing a bit of concern about my growing collections.  I figure I better start finding ways to use them!   : )