My folk-art imagery reflects my multi-cultural background and my fascination with folkart from around the world. Inspiration comes from memories collected during my African childhood with its animals and grasslands, a sojourn in the green South of England and time spent in Connecticut, Tennessee, Utah and Ohio.
I just spent 6 wonderful days in sunny California with my Mom and Dad. We visited the Mission at San Juan Capistrano on our way to La Jolla. I loved the simplicity and color of the art work on the walls of the church at the mission.
The small Serra Church was also decorated with wonderful painted walls and ceiling.
It was a pity that it poured with rain the day we visited. I did manage to take this great picture of the trunk of one of the trees on the grounds when the rain stopped for a few minutes. Amazing texture and color.
A little fun with Mom and Dad, they were good sports.
We then drove to La Jolla and were planning to travel all around the area. We must have needed a good sunny break as we settled into seaside life walking and taking in the ocean air and did not budge from this place for 6 days. The sea and bird life was amazing. We spent many hours watching the sea lions, harbor seals and array of birds in the area.
We even took in a great sunset on our last evening.
I returned to Ohio and was welcomed with snow and an abundance of work. It is so good to be able to teach on the West coast in the middle of our Ohio winter. It sure makes it easier to deal with.
This week I return to CA to teach for Beach City Quilt Guild. Life is Good!