At the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg today I saw this odd sculpture by Grace Sachi Troxell called "And Yet..." So, a crowd gathered to figure out just what it was, and I was wondering as well.
Nice to have my image of Strangers in Paradise make the postcard for Form Not Function opening May 9. Can't make the opening, so if you go, you have my permission to take that long shot of the installation.
Chris is working on her Skinny Line Leaf sewing a family of lovely Marcia Durse fabrics in the purple and red group. She blended in so well, she almost disappeared. My class was yesterday in Watertown, New York. What a great group of fun women.
When I visit a guild to lecture, I am always treated to the show and tell portion of the guild. This one caught my attention last night. I believe that Janet was sending it on as a comfort quilt, and I know it will be loved.
A photograph does not do justice to "robin's egg blue" and in the evening light, the color is really spectacular. Like a Tiffany blue is, I suppose. I would have taken it with me, but the egg innards were gooing out. Leave nature alone.
Ann is finishing the details on her work yesterday for the Newark show. Marcia is our host for the monthly crit group meeting of the Art Quilt People, which is to us just the "Peeps". Deadline? End of next week.
No fun until the game of "tidying up" takes place. I promised Marty some violet/turquoise fabric, and am in the mood to get a bunch started. So, maybe this weekend.Why not -- the game of cleanup is over, now for fun.
Dusk / Dawn is not finished until that signature and date are sewn in place. So, yes. Ready for next month's exhibit at the Wayne County Cultural Center in Newark, New York. Along with other works by the Peeps.
Rochester Contemporary Gallery (ROCO) has an annual fundraiser. They ask for 6" x 6" pieces of anything (and you have to see the anythings they get) and sell each for $20. Thousands pour in from around the globe. This is one of mine. But you will have a hard time finding it.
Cameras were verboten tonight at the Juggle-In show at RIT. This has been going on for 37 years. Tonight was spectacular, and the pre-show warm up had balloons floating down the rows. They are back at it Sunday at the gym with free demos and lots of juggling around. Go.
And "looking good". Chris Wickert is both. We got to drool over her latest piece, inspired by her oriental rug. This quilt is all silk, with astounding and beautiful hand applique. No doubt you may see it with a big fat ribbon at a national show. I do appreciate the handwork; and Chris is swell, too.
Getting in the studio means getting the studio in shape. Off to my "supplier" for the "fix". So, a bucket of quick setting concrete, some mild solution of muriatic acid, and a few garbage bags later, I am ready for paint.
Bill Stewart gave a great talk tonight at AXOM gallery on his shamanistic ceramic figures. But before he got images up, I saw this. Rain puddled on the roof to bounce that red building, and a train whistles by. This would be a great composition to try.
Tonight I took a nighttime stroll to the Memorial Art Gallery for the opening of the "Matisse as Printmaker". Lovely prints, beautiful line, and crowds of people. I will see it again when I can take it in a bit better.
Traveling takes its toll. For me and my loved one (see above). I will unpack the suitcase, shake off the hair, and get ready for a couple of weeks being in the here and now. Loved warm and rainy California, and happy to see the rolling hills here "Lake to Lake".
Now you can see what I have put in the Radical Elements show at King Street Gallery in Silver Spring, Maryland. On view from April 1 to May 9, it features my Iodine piece. I'll be at the gallery on Saturday, May 3 from 3 - 6. Stop in for a chat.
A most generous gift of Meyer Lemons from Ellen were tucked in my suitcase and travelled home with me yesterday from Berkeley. Such beautiful aroma and absolutely perfect. These don't ship well, so you don't often see them around here. Now for some inventive cooking.