Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Since it was snowing and very cold, I had a plate of Slovakian potato, cheese and bacon at Cafe Roland and painted the main square.

Also, a church outside Bratislava.

I drew this during a tour of ship's wheelhouse.

Sketches from the Danube

Happy New Year's Eve!  This week I flew to Budapest and have cruises from there to Bratislava, Vienna, Melk and now Linz.  Here is a record of my travels so far.
View of Buda from my stateroom - we had snow!

Magyar king from Heroes' Square

Next are various treasures from the Applied Arts museum, third oldest in the world.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Baby quilts

Here are two baby quilts I just finished - they are for my boss's son and the baby he and his wife are having next spring.  I used organic fabric and batting, and since I'm pretty sure he doesn't check this blog I thought I'd share them here.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday life drawing class

Tonight we had our last model session at the art center where I take classes. Here's what I got:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Seasonal scenes

In addition to needle-felting a snow bunting as a companion to my children's book today, I painted several holiday cards which will soon wend their way to friends and family members.
This is Sarah Beth Snow Bunting (copyright 2014 worldwide rights reserved :) )
Here are some holiday cards.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Snow buntings

This weekend I wrote a draft of a children's book starring a family of snow buntings.  I think they are my favorite birds at the Peabody.  Here are some sketches I made there today as I prepare to draw the illustrations.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Quilted Christmas Stocking

Today I made a quilted Christmas stocking for a relative.  The Missouri Star Quilt Company provided the tutorial last month and all the fabric came from my stash.  Now I just need to figure out what to put inside it for Christmas!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Drawings at the Apple Store

While waiting an hour for my Mac to update at the Apple Store, I drew the good people working and shopping there.

Peabody birds

Here are two additional postcards - the birds were at the Peabody and I invented new backgrounds.