Teresa Raymond Levine, the "Left Handed Lady Quilting" bought my pattern at Chautauqua and the "In the Garden" is now on the longarm getting quilted. Looks lovely, and thanks to Anne for snapping the pic of the quilt (and more importantly, knowing it was my pattern!).
You can't hear the sound, but tonight's concert on the quad at the University of Rochester was clear as a, well, bell. The carillon was played, and beautifully, by Phillippe Beulens, a Belgian. The tower is the top most part of the Rush Rees Library.
I waited a year for this, and the Greater Rochester Perennial Society's sale did not disappoint. So, with a light drizzle to keep the plants perky, I loaded my car. Then the afternoon was for planting. What distraction!
A meeting today of the Art Quilt People focused on a group of works from "This is a Quilt", which is part of the SAQA travelling exhibit. We had a lively and thoughtful discussion on the works, with many of us choosing the piece that spoke to them the most. Bev was our gracious host.
Living large, and polkas all over. Jun Kaneko's ceramic work Polkadot Dango, show at the Everson, hits the spot. And the form reminds me of a Nick Cage suit. It does seem like a figure that would move about at any moment.
In honor of the newest George, here is a cropped image of Gilbert Stuart's "George" from the Everson Museum. Many of you may recall my piece, called, natch, "George" is this cropped view. But I think the reverse is what is on the dollar bill, as well as my rendition.
Stephanie Rozene's piece 270: the corrosive use of money in politics, installed at the Everson Museum, stopped me in my tracks. Made with porcelain, decals, and gold luster, the images are those found on printed currency. Hundreds of these plates are mounted to the wall, enough for each country that exists, with dozens left over for me and you.
The Everson Museum, in Syracuse, has mounted an exhibition showcasing Arts and Crafts decorative works, with a large amount that are costumes. They are exquisite, and are restrained with elements, but hold clear to the style of the Arts and Crafts design. Catch this show is you can. It is on until September 22.
If you are near the mid-section of New York State, take a look at the exhibit in Earlville of Six Contemporary Quilt Artists at the Opera House from July 20 until August 2. It is located a few miles from Hamilton (home of Colgate University) and in a pretty section of the state.
Out the back door, through a walkway, stand the carriage house and stable made from stone. The original buildings were burned by protesters. Seems Steward got lucky more than once. This view made me think, just for a moment, I was not in the states.
Barely recognizable under this yarn bombing is "schweinfurth". Got to tour the Innovators and Legends exhibition on view now. No photos allowed in, so this is what I can report. Nice show, though. Go see it.
It is pretty weird to step out side and feel the heat of the day linger past dark. Must still be 85 out, which for us here in the Northeast is hot plenty. And humid. This is the view looking at my back deck, by the way.
I hope that the golfers and fans will appreciate the spectacular grounds at Oak Hill for this August's PGA tour. Heck, I would rather drink in these trees than see golf, but that would be my preference.
If so, then you have the raw material to make the posts for a structure like this. On a garden tour in Victor, this was the spot to relax and take in the pool. And it is lit for night, too. What else would you do with those large walnut trunks?
Cheryl lent a hand to install two new lights outside the front door. Her drills were outfitted more than mine. Now I need new bits just to keep up with what is out there. Many thanks to her, and all my friends, for helping get my 1,000 jobs done.
Lunch out today, and along the avenue were some decorative stone tiles surrounding a doorway. Not only did the sun rake the light just so, but the black staining of time gave the motif depth. Like these concentric circles.
My work can be seen at the Artisan's Gallery in Iowa City, Iowa, until June 21. They have mixed in a dozen or so of my works with other fine craft, and they all seem to play just swell together. They even have a piece hanging in the window. So, wave while you pass.
In the second half of the 19th century, almost all towns, big and small alike, had an "opera house" in the center of town. It was small town life with room for high art. Today, the Earlville Opera House is a gallery, and will be hosting a contemporary show of art quilts opening July 20. I dropped off a couple of mine today.
A grinder in hand, I cut this circle in a large tile to fit around the (soon-to-be-installed) toilet. Even though this is a porcelain floor tile, I could not help to think it would make a great printing surface. Can't wait to get back to printing. Sigh.
My new house has a modest front garden. And I am happy to see what is already there -- some "at attention" daisies and a softly colored, large day lily. The threat of annihilation by deer is low, so I am enjoying the blooms, and will be for a few weeks.
Tom Otterness' small bronze figure creeps down the step at the Memorial Art Gallery's new sculpture park. There are giant limestone figures there along with a handful of these petite ones. I am not that crazy about the figures, wishing they were either more abstract, or more Henry Moore-ish, but they are here.
Soy wax resist is set on my fabric, and I have painted a portion of the circles with dye. I added soda ash on top to fix the dye. That wild pink border is my "board" underneath.It is an old laminated-to-foamcore sign. Impervious to moisture, it is a perfect backing for handling this wet, drippy piece.