Saturday, November 4, 2017

After a very long break, I am back...

Well if you can see this you know I have been gone for months, and this is just a snippet of my life since I was last here.
I still draw at Starbucks and Barnes & Noble Café most days of the week.

I am fully retired now so my days are spent drawing, quilting, volunteering ... I volunteer in my grand daughter's art class, which is just an awesome experience for me.

I still draw for Sktchy, but not as regularly I had been doing:

And my latest adventure is working with a personal trainer in a gym, just she and I, to strengthen my body and learn and improve balance. I've had seven 45 minutes sessions over October and early November, going twice a week, and I love it. There were moments early on when I asked myself what I was doing, was I nuts? but now I look forward to my sessions and I am starting to see improvements.
I'm keeping a sketchbook just for these sessions to record my progress.

I'm now lifting eight pounds and pulling 40!
I draw in other public places as well.

Since March I have completed five quilts for all five grandchildren and they all love them. Here are the two most recently gifted.

 And this is the one (below) I am currently working on. I'm really happy that I've gotten back into working with fabrics. It feels so creative and yummy to the touch.

So I hope this finds you all well. It took me a few minutes to remember how to even do a blog post. Really, it's amazing what one can forget when they aren't doing it regularly.
Take care and enjoy your creative lives!

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you comments should you feel like leaving any.


  1. I love your quilt work. You are such a talented artist in any medium you choose. I am curious about your strength training. I have thought about doing that. Maybe this winter.

    1. Thank you Lisa! I feel so good doing ally arty things and now the body wok just adds to feeling good being alive! I think it is also allowing me to work even faster on my current quilt!

  2. Beautiful quilts and bet that art is fun, lucky you, and good for you to be working on your strength and balance! Love the sketches and the commentaries on phone, so very true!

  3. Good to see you back here Lynn. I love seeing your art and your quilts, you capture the character of people in your drawings and how you manage to make/sew those large quilts is a complete wonder to me.

  4. Beautiful quilts and even more beautiful grand-kids! Glad to see you posting again. You were missed.

  5. Always love all of your creative activities. I live down in Pasadena, hope to drive north and stop and see you some day. Joel Morris

  6. It is so good to see you back. Sounds like your retirement is off to a great start. I LOVE the quilts. Each one is so different and beautiful. Your grands are so lucky to have you take such an interest in their lives. And a personal!! Good for you!


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