Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oregon Coastline View with Puffins

It's been about two weeks since I have posted anything.

I have been busy finishing this piece, and also starting a bargello and a challenge piece for my Monday night group.

I will post pictures of those soon.

This piece was such a pleasure to do.

It is a gift for friends who moved to Oregon several years ago. About three years ago, I had a wonderful trip to Oregon, and the drive along the coast was so beautiful, from Ashland up as far north as Portland is, although Portland is inland from the coast.

A distinctive feature of the coast is a number of very interesting lighthouses, so I definitely wanted to include one here.

I also came very close to getting to see some puffins, however, just as the naturalist let me look through the telescope, they disappeared behind a large rock. I very much want to see puffins in real life, and have been a number of places where that is possible. However, their season is short, and it is a challenge to be in the right place at the right time. I will keep trying!

In the meantime, I had so much fun doing this quilt, and hope it is appreciated by the recipients of the gift.

More photos soon of some other work...

1 comment:

  1. Your puffins are adorable! Did you base them on photos you found?
    I managed to see puffins when I was in Newfoundland a few years ago, but it was (literally) a dark and stormy night and not the best conditions for recording on film! They are very hardy birds.