And found a few pieces to take home
Friday, June 29, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Today was a good day for a little Swedish Death Cleaning. My sister is having a yard sale in the fall, and I plan to have a few boxes filled for the sale. Decided to start in the bedroom. This beauty has been beside my bed since my dad died 2 years ago. I don't think I can part with it yet...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
I very much enjoyed taking a bus from our local library for a day trip into Chicago to visit the Art Institute. This painting by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva caught my eye:
When I first looked at it from a distance, it looked like rows of sandwiches! I enjoy looking at art that I find inspiring for quilt designs. Do you see a quilt?
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
"It took me 4 years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
- Pablo Picasso
I have been watching the National Geographic Genius series on Picasso. A painting popped into my head when a dear friend told me that he was spending time in Venice this winter. I quickly learned that, yes, it is very difficult to paint like a child. I struggled with forgetting design elements and just enjoying creating for the sake of creating.
After a spider ran me out of my art studio, I decided to post and let the canvas just sit for a few weeks. Maybe a morning of play dough and kool aid will get me in the right frame of mind!
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Last year, Jes and I visited the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice, France. What a fabulous museum! I have been working on this little piece, inspired by Chagall, as a memory from our trip. The bird is plaster gauze on a cereal box. If you haven't played with plaster gauze, you must! It dries quickly and takes paint well. I ordered mine online - not expensive, and gives you hours of fun play.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
I got home earlier today from a 2 day trip to visit my brother. Last night after dinner, we walked along the river in Naperville and discovered a gelato shop that we couldn't pass by. Lucky for me they also had sorbet (dairy free and fat free!). I ordered mango and Arrianne had raspberry. The sorbet was delicious, but I also admired their product case presentation: