Thursday, August 30, 2007

Is this true for you?

Grenville Kleiser wrote
"Down deep in every human heart is a hidden longing, impulse and ambition to do something fine and enduring."

For me, I don't necessarily set out to do fine and enduring work, but I’m proud to say that some of my days are spend doing just that. Teaching, for instance. Volunteering for San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego Brain Injury Foundation, Southern Caregiver Resource Center come to mind.
How about you?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Urn for my Ashes

Not to worry, I have no plans to use this for 30-40 years! Completed this in a workshop on Sunday. I made it from clay, fired it in a kiln, and then painted it with acrylic paint. I plan to put my directives in it, so that my loved ones know what to do when I die. You can see my friend's urns here, on Kat's blog. She created and led the workshop.
And to let my brothers and sister know where to find it--it's in the dining room.

Monday, August 27, 2007

3 Leaves

You are all invited to a reception and to see my artwork! I'll be debuting my Pomegranate Series (3 Leaves is one of them) and my Organza Shroud series, and I'll have other artwork too.
September 9, 4:30-6:30 pm at The Ink Spot, in downtown San Diego.

fortune cookies predict new kitchen countertop

more for orangepapers and fruit stickers!

kitty kitty kitty

Here's one of my painted quilts. This lesson is going to be included in my online Art Quilt Exploration class.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Yellow Bird

Registration for my online Art Quilt Exploration is on now. The 6 week class starts October 4th.

And, we've still got openings for "A Day in the Park: Yoga & Art" on Sept 1 in San Diego.

Friday, August 17, 2007


Husb and I camped overnight at San Onofre State Beach, San Mateo campgrounds, in Southern San Clemente. This tree was in our campsite.
The campground hosts, Anita and Pete, invited the orange county stargazing group to bring their giant telescopes, so about 50 campers gathered at 8pm to look at the moon and jupiter. Very fun.

berries from our campground

It's really warm inland San Diego, so the temperature at the beach was perfect. I love the San Clemente Pier area because there's so much going on. Surfers, swimmers, people fishing off the pier, food options. Plenty of walking either the beach or the pier. Gorgeous spot!

cocktail hour in san clemente

San Mateo Campground was 1-1/2 mile hike to the beach (and coincidently, 1-1/2 miles return hike) and we walked on the beach, AND I did yoga that morning. phew. Our reward was 1/2 price cocktails overlooking the Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Beach!

husb sketching

My sketchbook in the foreground and husb sketching at our campsite right after breakfast.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

winter poms

One of four finished pieces in the pomegranate series I started in Traci Bautista's workshop in July. I'll have them framed and up on my website for sale soon.

Husb sketching

I mentioned Husb and I scoped out the location for 'A day in the Park: Yoga & Art" and here he is sketching.

fruitsticker FRUITsticker

Another gem added to the fruitsticker group Also included in this are a couple of my hand-carved stamps.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Workshop test-run

Ileen and I are teaching a workshop entitled "A Day in the Park: Yoga & Art" on September 1 in San Diego, so I went to the park for a test-run. (Email me if you're interested in signing up for the class!)

Oh and check out yours truly on RB Yoga Studio!

page 2

Page two of my test-run. Husb was ready to leave, so I didn't get to finish this one.


I'm teaching an online Art Quilt Explorations class. Check it out You can register now, and class starts October 4.
I've taught a 6-week class for 2-1/2 years through the Oceanside Museum of Art School of Art, and each time I teach, I add new lessons and techniques, and have many return students. Now, for the first time, I'll be teaching an online version.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Pinwheels for Peace project

Check this out Pinwheels for Peace and make some pinwheels to display on 9-21-07, which is International Day of Peace.

image ©2007 Ayers and McMillan

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

completed boxes 2 & 3

Geez, I look like a bird watcher..not that there's anything wrong with bird watchers! Anyway, I finished utility boxes 2 & 3 today, in SE San Diego.

tom sawyer-ette

A fellow from the neighborhood wanted his daughters to experience painting a utility box, and encourage them to volunteer in the 'hood and take pride in it. So, of course, I gave the brushes and didn't even charge them. ha ha.

terracotta banks

gosh, I feel like I haven't been keeping up my sketchbook. It's not like I haven't been making art; but I do feel bad for not keeping up my journal practice. I did some sketchbook paintings at our last san diego sketchcrawl, but frankly, they were too ugly to post!
Oh, and these are little terracotta banks that I should be putting money in, instead of drawing them. Unfortunately, they're empty!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Joggles Shoe Challenge

Fellow artists, I’ve recently become affiliated with (I’ll be teaching an online art quilt class, starting in October.) The due date November 17.
So, now I’m off to find my shoe!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

childhood home

2091 Greenwood Ave, San Carlos, California 94070. I ordered this photograph from the San Carlos Museum! (the photo was taken in 1946, of course decades before I was born....) I lived in this house until I was about 13 years old. I remember so many of the details... The house is still there, last time I checked.

On another entirely different subject, I'm going to be teaching an online art quilt class! I've spoken with and my 6 week class will start October 4th. The class will be announced in about 2 weeks, but you heard it here first!
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