Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Getting Ready for Houston

I haven't done much of anything in the studio the last few days and I won't get to now for the next few. I fly out on Thursday to Houston for the International Quilt Festival and I can bet that there will be so much inspiration there that I'll be very anxious to get home and get working on some quilting again. I have been doing some doodling, though, in the evenings, and the next two photos are proof of that.

This first photo is of some quick, loose doodles. I deliberately held the pen much higher on the pen barrel than I normally would, which in turn lets your movements be much more loose and free....not precise and tight. I did find, though, that my hand would inch downward on the pen barrel at times without my noticing it.....old habits are hard to break.

The next doodle is one I decided to add some abstract background coloring to. Again, it was a fast and quick drawing.

I won't be blogging for a few days now, until after I get home from Houston. I've decided to leave my computer at home. I don't want to hassle with lugging it around. And besides I'm going to be busy enough that I won't miss it, right? Yes, I'm trying to convince myself that I will survive for four days without my computer. It will be a trial, and I may start having withdrawals, but I KNOW I CAN DO IT! Please wish me luck.

If you are going to Houston, the Twelves invite you to stop by the Twelve by Twelve exhibit.  The schedule below shows when each of us will be at the exhibit.

Thursday, November 3
10 am to noon: Brenda and Diane
Noon to 2 pm: Kristin and Brenda
2 pm to 4 pm: Deborah and Diane
4 pm to 6 pm: Gerrie and Karen
6 pm to 6:30 pm: Karen and Terri
6:30 pm to 7 pm: EVERYONE!

Friday, November 4 
10 am to noon: Karen and Terry
Noon to 2 pm: Nikki and Terri
2 pm to 4 pm: Gerrie and Kristin
4 pm to 6 pm: Deborah and Brenda
6 pm to 6:30 pm: Nikki and Kristin
6:30 pm to 7 pm: EVERYONE!

Saturday, November 5 
10 am to noon: Deborah and Nikki
Noon to 2 pm: Kristin and Brenda
2 pm to 4 pm: Gerrie and Terry
4 pm to 6 pm: Karen and Diane
6 pm to 6:30 pm: Kristin and Terri
6:30 pm to 7 pm: EVERYONE!

Sunday, November 6
10 am to noon: Brenda and Diane
Noon to 2 pm: Deborah and Brenda
2 pm to 4 pm: Gerrie and Brenda

Bye for now and I'll be back before we know it.


  1. Have a great time. Deborah Spincic will be there. Will you be seeing her at all?

    Your doodles look great but I really love that second drawing. Just wonderful:)

  2. Have FUN!!!! Love the hobbit house doodle. Very sweet!

    Love ya.
    auntie jude

  3. Have a great trip!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  4. Have a great trip, Terri! Four days without the computer, WILL BE WORTH IT!

  5. Safe travels to Houston. Enjoy every moment including the overload of it all. Love your doodles and drawings. Blissful Inspirations to you dear...

  6. Have a great time Terri! I'm looking forward to your pictures and posts.
    Your doodles are wonderful.

  7. The time away will be wonderful. Coming back to catch up, not so much. Luv the whimsy in the tree and houses.

  8. I'm loving your doodles and I'm definitely going to copy your camera strap idea. How fun! Enjoy your trip, it's going to be fab!

  9. I really love your tree houses - they speak to me. :o)


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