While the midwest simmers away at high temperatures beneath a conversion layer, we here in NW Oregon are experiencing coastal weather: overcast skies, temps in the 70s if we're lucky. It has rained more often than usual for the summer. I won't complain, because I certainly prefer 72 degrees to 102 degrees, and it does make you appreciate every little bit of sunshine that comes along. This morning, it also makes it a good time to look at blogs, which I haven't done much of in a long while. And blog cruising leads to daydreaming...
Visiting one friend's blog led me to see some new places. I won't copy and paste photos from these artists, but I do encourage you to look at the art of Antonio Alvarez Gordillo, a Spanish artist who does wonderfully detailed whimsical landscapes. It really makes me want to get out my paints and PRACTICE! Also look at the wild illustrations of Dani Torrent here. I love how this artist portrays light and the variety of perspectives in his work.
Some blogroll cruising led me to sewing sites. I love the way this person combined fabrics to make this blouse (I wish I could show you her photo here, but you'll have to click on the link). After much searching I did find the pattern on eBay, so I bought it up, because I think with long sleeves it would make a really cute folkloric blouse a la lulu. What do you think?
While I was searching for that pattern I came across these newer ones, which would also be cute.
Are they too much alike? Maybe I'll just make the one I bought already. I'm also very antsy to stitch up a pattern from a Japanese sewing magazine, and another one from a Norwegian magazine..
but I am at the condo today and there is nothing here but this computer, not even paper to draw on. So I will just have to daydream for now.
p.s. Please visit my friend Janne's blog and send blessings to the people of Norway. Thank you.