Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I've linked this post to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" and "Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?" Go see all the beautiful work posted there!
Friday, September 12, 2014
I've had a very busy week. Not a lot of it spent in the studio, but very busy nonetheless. All of the usual post vacation things -- laundry, grocery shopping, gardening, cleaning, spending time with poor neglected Boomer...And then I had some art related tasks to do as well. I am heading to Ohio to take a class with Terry Jarrard-Dimond later this month, so I had to gather the supplies and get them in the mail. And I spent a great deal of time working on the SAQA International Quilt Festival volunteer schedule. Before we left for the Cape I put out a call for volunteers. This week I sifted through the responses and assigned time slots. The response was great, and there are only a few time slots left. If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail me and I'll let you know what's available.
I did manage to start a new project. Tuning Fork #24 is in the preliminary stages.
It's very gray so far. Needs some color...
The best thing to happen this week was my acceptance letter from the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York. Tuning Fork #11 is going to be on display in "Quilts=Art=Quilts", which opens November 1st and runs until January 4th.
I'm very excited to be included in this show!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Brian and I are back from our annual trip to visit his father on Cape Cod. We had a perfectly wonderful time -- we both totally relaxed and enjoyed the scenery, the company and the entire experience!
I took all of the usual pictures -- beaches and water and sandy cliffs plunging into the sea, full of the blues, greens and golds of typical Cape Cod scenery, but I post those every year. And looking back at last year's post vacation post, I realized that many of my new pictures are eerily similar to the old ones. Time apparently marches slowly on Cape Cod. So I've decided to post a few different shots, after this one ubiquitis salt marsh picture:
I am endlessly fascinated by the salt marsh. This picture was taken at the edge of First Encounter beach, on the bay side of Eastham, looking South over the marsh. A thunderstorm was rolling in.
Pop's yard is mostly beautiful, rich, soft, vibrant green moss. Punctuated by some really interesting mushrooms. This is not an uncommon species, very ordinary, but I loved the "fringe":
The girls were unharmed, though very shaken. The shark didn't care for his mouthful of fiberglass and swam off. It is pretty unusual to see sharks in the bay, although they are sighted fairly often on the Atlantic side. But seals have started to hang out on the bay side, so sharks have followed them.
Another big winner was "Winds of Spare Change.":