I have a friend who shares a text or a bit of art each Monday. I so look forward to hearing from her. What a good habit!
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Sunday, January 22, 2023
- a bright bluish-green encrustation or patina formed on copper or brass by atmospheric oxidation, consisting of basic copper carbonate.
Friday, January 20, 2023
The current #earthdressseries quilt I am working on is #climatechangedress aka "Death of the Coral Reef". I had come across a technique using dissolvable interfacing and free motion stitch to create underwater plants. My first try is not too bad:
Thursday, January 19, 2023
I was supposed to be flying home from an adventure today, but the politics of Peru got in my way. 😞 Oh well, I'll get there eventually. It has made me think about other trips that I have been fortunate enough to go on over the years. My first out of the country trip (besides Canada and Mexico) was in 2005. My mother and I traveled to St. Croix for a week of island life and sunshine shortly before Christmas. That trip was amazing! I enjoyed chickens in the streets, delicious fruits and vegetables, watching the sun go down each evening (we stayed on the west end of the island), driving on the left side of the road, and visiting old plantation ruins. This trip did a good job of making me want to keep traveling.
And travel I have done! A few years ago I started making "travel badges" to record the different countries I have been to:
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
This is a must have book for all of us who make dyes and our own inks for creating art. It encourages me to look further than plants when looking for things to boil for creating. I currently have a pot of rusty nails soaking until I am ready to begin some serious play. My jar of madder roots are on my to do list for my next project once my dye pot of pomegranate skins are depleted of colour. Not ready to make the leap into creating? Follow his IG account for a visual treat!
Monday, January 16, 2023
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Author Margareta Magnusson delighted me with "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning". I am now recommending "The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly".
Friday, January 13, 2023
Unfortunately, when I was in Israel this past spring, I was not able to see the windows. I did however, see drawings and paintings for the windows when I was at the museum in Nice. The next best thing was to order in Chagall's Jerusalem Windows from the library. Each window represents one of the first Twelve Tribes of Israel. If I am ever in Jerusalem again, the synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center will be my first stop!
Thursday, January 12, 2023
My daughter lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The last time I visited, we explored the art museum. I was happy to find a bit of Marc Chagall. Unfortunately, not a very good photo - it can be difficult to find an angle to shoot without a lot of glare on the protective glass.