Sunday, June 27, 2010

Today I sent off 2 quilts for the Charlevoix Circle of Arts show, which opens July 17th. Stop by and see the show.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Today was the Last Saturday ArtSmart for June. We had pretty good weather, and a fun day. The Plein Aire Painters were around town too, so watch for great pictures.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Big fish windsock 3, number 176.
Number 175, the second big fish windsock.
Mosaics, numbers 168-174. You saw some of these before grouting.

I spent a couple hours making fish windsocks today. They are for a parade and festival in July. Number 166, 167.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You should go see this museum, it is wonderful, and each room is better than the last.
At the Nelson Atkins museum, in Kansas City, MO. we saw wonderful things. There is a great painting by Sargent, the young man, with lively brushwork. There was a terrific collection of African art too.
And this is a bultos, a 3D carving of a saint. It's from New Mexico.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We had lunch at California Tacos, about a mile from the museum. It was on the Food Network. Good food, old time ambiance.
At the Joslyn Art Center, in Omaha, I could only take pictures in the atrium and entry, but the exhibit of American Impressionists and Post Impressionists was Impressive. We loved it, amazing. It's there until Sept. 19 I believe. It was worth the drive.

There are several buildings at the Joslyn Art Center, we only went into one.

The sculpture garden at Joslyn Art Center, in Omaha.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Check this space tomorrow. I have lots of art pix to show you.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This is my avatar, Land'o'Lakes. Since I found out Ohio has no lakes but Erie that are not man made, I feel the wealth of Michigan. I forgot to show you this a few nights ago, when I laid it all out. Today I did the stitching you can see.
This shows one day of work. Almost all the pins are out, and the pieces tacked down. I have some cool hand-dyed silk thread to embroider it.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

This is a self portrait quilt. I'll do a lot of hand stitching on it.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I finished a puzzle started by my kids. Some of the pieces ended up in the grass. It was fun, haven't done one in a long time.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Don't yet know what I'll make with these, but I felt like embroidering.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This is Buddy. He's an old, blind Mini Pinscher. He gets lost in the corners of the room, bumps his nose on chair legs, boldly leaps onto the couch to be next to me, tries to follow the sound of my voice to get back in the house, searches for a sunny spot by feeling the heat, always wants a treat, never gives up. Good dog.

Monday, June 7, 2010

A first look at some new mosaic mirrors. This has been a fun weekend.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Finally! New stuff. Two small wall quilts, one is Hearts,number 164, the other is Flowers, number 165.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Well, hello again. I have been busy celebrating 3 birthdays, and having a guest for a day. And I finally found something to wear to three weddings this summer, and returned the 4 outfits I tried out. Sorry for the long delay.
Today I got all the stuff ready for Art Salad, which is Monday, June 7th. Thanks to Kate Lebowsky for the great idea, we are making flip books, and embellishing the covers. As for mine, I like the slightly wacky use of collaged words on the cover. But I expect some will make elegant and beautiful covers, too. Class is 6p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Two Twelve Arts. See you there?
p.s. I started using mine as a sketch book of faces. Can you believe it? Me sketching?

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