I have been drawing and designing since I was a little girl. As a child I drew constantly and made my own paper dolls, not knowing that I would grow up to establish my own clothing pattern company. I have also continued the the quilting heritage passed down to me by my grandmother, Hulda Baker, my mom Dolores Baker, and my aunts Donna Easterday and Ramona Schofield, and I am now designing quilt patterns commercially as well. In 2008 I returned to my artistic roots and began spending a lot more time drawing and painting. Now we have retired to the Asheville area and I am able to pursue my art even more wholeheartedly. So much has transpired in the last two years, I can hardly wait to see what exciting things God has planned for the coming years. He is swinging open doors of opportunity that I never knew existed.
Today was Day 2 of the Pastel Workshop. I was able to complete 2 different paintings by midafternoon, so I am exhausted but happy to be so productive. The teacher seems very pleased with what I am doing. I definitely see that my strokes are looser than they were yesterday. Here is the one I did this morning. The teacher told me I wasn't allowed to do any blending.
This is the second one that I completed this afternoon. So far it is Bert's favorite.