Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Joyful Meeting Tonight

Amid the interpretive dance, the song, and the witty "room boxes," there was this embroidery from Carol Reeves for the "What I Do When I'm Not Quilting" program at the Tompkins County Quilt Guild tonight. Me? I was speechless.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Oh, Well

This is not the first rejection I've been handed. So, it's time for some self pity, a bowl of ice cream, and tomorrow, back to the drawing board. I'll be curious to see Q=A=Q, and who is in my spot!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Glass and Gold

Olivia Kim explained that her glass head was made with gold that shared the same ability for light reflectivity as the glass. Or, that is how I remember it. I admit to not paying attention, to just be in awe that the process was so complex, and the art so appealing. This at Sonnenberg Arts in the Garden.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Closing Time

The end of a lovely, albeit hot and stormy day, at the Art in the Garden at Sonnenberg  Gardens today. I was one of four judges, and saw each of the 102 artists. The tents are closed for the night, and tomorrow will reopen with to do it all again.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Numbering the Rows

Years ago, while watching Alex Anderson, I learned her tip for numbering rows with just a couple of pins. Placed in the upper left corner, they were roman numerals, and the stacks will wait for me to return.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sturgeon Moon

A lunar eclipse tonight, and the Sturgeon Moon is caught best from my front yard. Time to reflect on the year, as we see the end of August around the corner. Time to look back, then ahead, to new starts.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Finished and On the Wall

After seeing it in parts for so long, its great to see the latest put together and ready for company. You know you're finished when you have the sleeve sewn on!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Foolin Around

I had seen a new method for making half-square triangles, and couldn't keep myself from taking a detour (from my next piece) and trying out the process. Love it! And it would be fun to get a class together to share this. I make the squares in almost no time, and I don't have to cut triangles.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Garden Walk

Alling DeForest's garden design was finished in 1904 for George Eastman's house. Even with oppressive heat, and little rain, the garden is cool and green, and needed this mid-August between stitching and facing.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Art, Other

Abelardo Morell, a Cuban born American photographer, has two works on view at the George Eastman Museum on Photography and the National Parks. They blew me away, both for the technique, and the way the image was layered. If I could have taken one with me, I'd pick his.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Get Out and See the Hydrangeas

Last week was a garden tour, and these hydrangeas seemed to emit their own light. I love the tall spike of a tree in the distance. I like this composition just because it feels like a reversal of value-- dark for light, light for dark.