Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Last Blues of Summer








Have a Wonderful Day!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Portraits at the Library

We have been playing with our grands this week. One of our adventures took us to the Bellevue Regional Library.

I love this series of enamel on metal portraits by Garth Edwards.

I love the bold simplicity of these- I may use these as inspiration for portraits with my students.






We checked out a bunch of books...38 to be exact. As handy as it is to use the internet, there's just something special about checking out books. We asked how many books you can check out at one time.


The answer is 100.


Make it a Wonderful Day!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Socks in the Suburbs

Here is some more of Suzanne Tidwell's work. She and Beth Newfeld have been busy...




This is actually the second installation using these same tree stumps. The first socks were winter-themed in blues and white. I like the bright socks much better.




The 6 20-foot tree stumps are in front of a Starbucks and Taco Bell which are at the entrance to a local high school. I liked it when the only things in front of the school were trees.



But the trees were chopped. I don't know why-they blocked the coffee and fast food signs, I guess.


The art piece has caused quite a stir in our local community. Including a lively discussion at my quilt group. I like the socks. I like the whimsy, the temporary nature of the installation. I loved the trees. But if they had to go, I think the socks are a fun farewell before the stumps head off to a wetland habitat.




Make it a Wonderful Day!




Monday, September 12, 2011

Yarn Bomb at BAM

The annual Bellevue Arts Fair included some Yarn art this year...

The fiber artist Suzanne Tidwell was the instigator... and everyone who wanted to participate was invited to add to one of the pieces...I added this green bit.




This panel was over two stories tall, attached to an exterior wall of the mall. The Bellevue Arts Museum is across the street.



The framed panels were set up, and volunteers handed out small balls of yarn to anyone who wanted to play.











I know some people didn't get it. But it was fun to be part of the community, playing with yarn without anybody worried about doing it "right".








Make it a Wonderful Day!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blooms and Blossoms in Rembrance




May we have gratitude.


May we have peace.

Sunday, September 4, 2011