We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings,
different hopes, different dreams.
The wave of the future
is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed
but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.
-John F. Kennedy
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Orchids and Fire Fly's
My daughter will be out of town on Mother's Day...I'll be working a loooong shift anyway...
...these lovely orchid's showed up on my counter top yesterday--my camera does not do them justice...they are breathtakingly beautiful!! I'm a lucky woman!
I tried to do them justice with pencil first, then pen...trying to follow Jane LaFazio's instructions...
I like how they turned out so far...watercolor next...
...but that will have to wait a couple of days...work makes the artist in me weary...not to be confused with lazy...just fatigued to the max!!
Oh, and still having fun with the wonderful lot of free fabrics I received a couple of weeks ago...lots of really nice wool and wool felt...also organza =)
I have a collection of vintage buttons, but the one's I used for this fun little art quilt are very new, and plastic, but I thought more appropriate for the vibrant colors of the fabrics!