Packing up my Christmas decorations, or at least the few that I put up.. The small quilt is Poinsettia, a class I took in 1997 with Monica Calvert. Many of the fabrics are ones that I hand dyed, and mixed with commercial fabrics. It was a fun class and I enjoy seeing it during the holidays. My Christmas Cactus was kind enough to flower at the holiday season also.
The Fresno River brought many trees down during the storm. This is just one log that is stuck, but too far too reach at this time.. We will try later to get across this section and see if we can haul it to a safe place to dry out and cut it up for fire wood.. Many went flying by that we could not reach.
I love these little river rocks, they have such energy. What stops me from taking them to the house, is it is a long up hill walk , but periodically I do bring a small bucket and then I put them around my plants. One of these days I will try drilling little holes in them and making some jewelry. Just the smaller ones!
Will this be a year of looking at the details, or examining the whole picture.. We have started this 2011 with lots of rain, the creeks and streams are full of water. Is prosperity coming this year,, what will the year bring? What ever it will be, will be and we have to adjust. Happy New Years...
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,