I was a guest at Christmas dinner where a very talented guest made us chapati over a conventional gas stove. Fun to see her roll them out, heat them in the pan, then watch as they puff up like little bladders. Can't ask for more fun.
We are adding one more, Chester the Brown Bear, and then all is calm. Thanks to our friends for the Yankee trading game, the desserts beyond capacity, and the great chicken. But mostly for honoring our tradition on Christmas eve.
Winterberry Holly stands just outside the entrance to the Cleveland Botanical Garden across from the Museum of Art. Brilliant show and the perfect color for the subdued palette. If it were in my garden the deer would take it down.
Priscilla brought beautiful things from her recent trip to tempt us, and this bag was my favorite. The beading was superb, and the scarves were also brilliant. Her eye is very sharp and she knows just what is best. Happy Birthday, Priscilla.
Since forever I have made cucciddati for Christmas. For the past handful of years I have made them with friends Nancy and Varsi. My job is to man the ovens and do the frosting. Here they are loaded and ready to go home. Lucky if you get one, for sure.
Oh, hooray! I found the photos from the class this October. Now I can show how great that workshop "Cutting Up the Pretties" really was with all the BIGNESS in the composition, the great precious fabric, the sweat coming off the brow! It was amazing to see how these intrepid Art Quilters Unlimited themselves.
My last week's visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art led me to these portraits of Roman women. Want a do for the holidays? Try the cheerio lady here. Or for a safer bet, the loose bun of the gal on the left.
Donna Lamb, director at the Schweinfurth, is here with Marilyn Belford. Studio Art Quilt Associates met at the art center today for a lunch and meeting and open-to-the-public show and tell. Total fun for sure. If you could have seen all the talent in the room, it would have blown you away. Thank you Schweinfurth.
This totally out-of-focus shot of Shelley Brenner Baird does not show fairly her fascinating work now on view at the Focus: Fiber 2011-2012 show. But it was great to meet up with her and chat. Santa, upgrade my camera!
"Mummy Bags Influenced" is on the left at the opening last night of the Focus: Fiber 2011-12 show. Very fun, great to see other participating artists, and lovely gallery. If you go, you will not be disappointed with this world of fiber art.
Wonderful to visit with my great supporters and friends, especially the peeps. I would be nowhere if I did not have them. This is the reception for my show "Design in Fiber / Pat Pauly" currently up at the University Gallery at RIT until January 13.
Such a mudane topic, but I am here adding velcro as a hanging device on a two-part piece that will replace "Pink Leaf 4 (Yellow)" in the RIT show. Proper Met version technique is to put velcro to twill tape, and sew tape to work. Never put velcro staight to work.
If you put me in a lovely oak barrel I might just age gracefully and take on that "medium plus toast" quality like this wine that is waiting at Casa Larga. We took a wine tour this evening. I love the high tech way to label the contents. I only hope that some saboteur does not remove that label, as all would be lost.
This lovely book is now mine. Written and designed by Paula Kavorik and Jean Holmgren it is the story of the collaboration between the two on work and an exhibition. I got it from Blurb. You can get one for yourself, I would think, on PaulaKovarik.com.