Black and White!

Filed Under Sewing, Quilting, Colleges | 1 Comment

I just won the bid on this jelly roll of black and white material!  I’m so excited!  I’m planning to make a quilt for Becca to take to college andblack and white her whole bedroom now is done in black and white with a splash of pink.  So, a black and white quilt to take to college will make her feel like she has a little piece of home with her.

Now I’ve got to come up with a design.  I found a neat pattern called a braid that would be nice, but I’m not sure if it would be too busy for this fabric.  I’m debating about whether or not to make this a surprise, or to have her pick out what she wants for a pattern.  I guess that will depend on whether or not she catches a glimpse at the material! lol!  If she sees the material, she will definitely know it’s for her!

I think she’ll be excited by  it.  I’ll have to see if the lady that I bought it from has any extra yards of the material so that maybe I can make her a pillow or something to match it too.

I’m anxious to get started now!  Can’t wait till it arrives!

Online Art Classes?

Filed Under Art, Distance Learning, Masterpiece, Schools, Colleges, Paint, Graphic Design | 2 Comments

My 16 year old daughter is very artistic. She can draw, paint, is a terrific photographer and is also very talented on the computer with graphic designing. So, we are looking into colleges or art schools for her as she’s a Junior in High School this year. It will be quite an interesting journey as we watch her choose her own path as she creates her masterpiece.

We are getting more and more information about Distance Learning… while it sounds great, she could live at home and not worry about a commute, I’m having a hard time understanding how you can learn about art without any hands on experience. A very good school that is near us is the Art Institute in Pittsburgh. They are offering an online program for all kinds of careers in Art! That just amazes me.

I’m going to have to do some more investigating. While I know she wants to go away to school, this might be a way for her to earn some credits in her senior year before she goes away to college.

I’m sure I’ll be posting more about her art career in the future! I’m going to have to scan some of the pictures she has drawn and post them…. wonder if she’ll let me???

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