Monday, March 14, 2016

Punching, Painting And Preparing


I have been keeping busy while still keeping an eye on the parking lot waiting for campers to need help.  There haven’t been many campers because of the constant rain, although there are those few die-hards that don’t mind getting wet, but most come prepared.

My newest craft that I have learned is needle felting, using wool roving to create these animals and to add a design to a reversable Japanese Tote Bag that I made with woven woolen squares. (Also a new craft)  The first one was the Scottie and the next is one that is supposed to look like Angel.

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With leftover tartan fabric I made a smaller version.


The day after my Son’s birthday, the three of us (Ted, Leslie and I) went on a road trip and stopped for lunch and celebrated with a shared brownie sunday.  Yummmm!

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Ted is hard to buy for,so I painted a picture of Leslie’s favorite flower, Tulips, and gave it to her.  I figured that if I made her happy, that Ted would be happy too.  It worked.


With all the rain that we have had I hadn’t been in the campground, but took advantage of a light shower to get some pictures for painting subjects.  So here is a short tour of the China Camp Campground.  As you can see the creeks have been running.  The turkeys are out in force.  This Tom Turkey seemed to be herding his hens where he wanted them to go.  Even one of the trails is totally flooded,( about a foot deep).

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Below are a group of 4” x 6” watercolors, the top 6 are here in the Camp, The other 4 are from other photos I have taken.


Now for the preparing part of this blog.  I will be leaving  China Camp at the beginning of April and heading for my new “Gig”.  This time I will be East of San Francisco in the Sacramento Delta at Delta Bay RV.  It is a former KOA now owned by a private family with 120 sites.  There is a lot of work to be done and there will be a lot more workampers.  So now I have to get ready for the move.  I have been here for 6 months, but fortunately I haven’t aquired a lot of stuff and have tried to lighten the load.  There still is a lot that I can probably get rid of that I really don’t need or use.

I hope that you are all having a great year.

Thanks for visiting



  1. Glad to see that you've kept busy and are enjoying your job as well.
    Safe Travels and Enjoy your next Gig.

    It's about time.

  2. Very nice paintings! You sure keep busy in your down time.

  3. Sounds like you'll be heading into another great adventure. I love your new crafts. Those are really amazing.

  4. I hope you are happy at your new campground.