Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Holland Harbor Lighthouse aka "Big Red"

This painting of the lighthouse in Holland was done on a reproduction map from the museum and was painted in acrylics. I usually paint in watercolor and this may be the first acrylic painting I have ever done. I think it turned out fine and have a feeling that I may have to paint another similar to it in the near future.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spartan Dishcloth

Here is my first attempt at designing something. I really liked doing the heart dishcloth from krisknits and thought I'd like to make one with the Spartan helmet on it. So, using the heart dishcloth pattern as a starting point, I graphed the Spartan helmet and started knitting. I think it turned out really cool. My husband says this will be the first addition to the new sailboat. More on that later when it becomes a reality.