Monday, April 30, 2012

The power of flowers

Don't kid yourself.  Flowers have incredible impact.

The moment must be right, when you are raw and vulnerable to their vibrancy.  They can penetrate your very soul.  When emerging from the monotonous grey of winter, the happy innocent shocks of color are a riotous and welcomed distraction.

Oh spring!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New York images with home town thoughts

The guggenheim, through my daughters camera lense.
I have been really happy since my NY trip.  There has been a lot of art around me.  And the beauty of nature emerging with the warmth of the spring sun is always rejuvenating.

I'm going out into the sunshine today to refresh and renew.

Graphic images in Central Park

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New York, Yes!

Times Square during the daytime

Times Square at night
My trip to NYC was fantastic!
I went to Mood Fabrics, The Art Quilt Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum and saw "Wicked" and "Chicago".
I walked Greenwich Village, a lot of Central Park and stopped into a couple thrift stores.
Ooooh Lah!
When can I do all that again?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New York, Here I come!

It's April Vacation for my daughter and we are heading to the Big Apple.  I am getting very excited!  One of the stops I hope to make is at the Art Quilt Gallery, celebrating it's first year anniversary!  Sue Benner is the featured artist.
Also, Mood Fabrics, here I come!  I have a gift certificate to use there, Ooooh La LA!
I am so looking forward to the hustle and bustle of it all.  Then returning to my country home to garden!
Life is good.

Last year in the big city!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Recouping from a spill

This T-Shirt had an Indigo dye spill disaster!
"There is something enlivening about expanding our self-definition, and a risk does exactly that. Selecting a challenge and meeting it creates a sense of self empowerment that becomes ground for further successful challenges."~ The Artist's Way

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Work on display

For the month of April, I have been given the Hanover League stores Crafts studies display cases.  Yesterday, I put my work on display there.  It is to advertise what I do as a craftsperson /teacher and to drum up interest in my summer camps I will be teaching.  I included some reviews the students gave me after taking my classes.  My work is located in the front door showcase (on the right as you go into the store) and inside a freestanding display case located toward the back of the store!  Check it out!

I also have one quilt in the Coop show, located in the Lebanon foodstore cafe.