Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wedgewood and Strawflowers

My mother collected Jaspar Ware made by Wedgewood Pottery Company in England.  She had some pieces that had belonged to her mother.  So, that makes me a third generation collector.  I like the way it looks in the shelves which are painted a lighter shade of coral.

Fireworks? Chihuly? Sea Urchins?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Quiet Animals

Very quiet animals.

Crossway's Glass

Glass images from my Vermont house.

MOMA Glass

Digital Imagry

The images below are part of a whole room installation.  By changing one color/shape element at a time, Orozco has made a large number of prints, each unique, each part of the vast whole.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I finally got his ear.

Some loved him, some were the opposite.  But there were no people without opinions about Franklin D. Rooseveldt.  My father would have been proud that I finally got Mr. Rooseveldt's undivided attention.  The thing is, though, he just sat there like an old stiff.  He died a few months before I was born, so this is the only way we could meet.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Still Life with Compotier, 1879-1882, Paul Cezanne Snippets

Jackson Pollok, snippits.

I could look at Jackson Pollock's work all day.  I love it. 

I could hear somebody's grandpa talking about how maybe he just threw the paint without looking.  OK,  he probably threw lots of paint, but I will dare Grandpa to do this.

Monet's Waterlilys. Snippets of his paintings.

InYoung and I spent quite a bit of time yesterday in New York's Modern Museum of Art (MOMA).  I was entranced by the small details in the paint surface of Monet's paintings.  Without even seeing the whole painting, the smaller sections are still good compostitions.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Cubist's Edge

Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison curated a quilt show last summer called Edges.  This was my contribution, The Cubist's Edge.   I used the same image twelve times, using the same colors.  After each was constructed and quilted, I cut them into fourths and reassembled them.   The entire piece is 36x48.  There is an article in Quilting Arts Magazine Oct-Nov 2009 issue about this show and it has this same image one one of the pages.

Quilting Arts Magazine Oct-Nov 2009

Trading Card:

In Houston last fall, we made trading cards at the Quilting Arts Open Studios.  I used Timtex, Textiva, press stickers, free motion stitching and cut the cards into 2x3 inch pieces.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pearl Buttons

I bought these beautiful vintage, dyed, mother of pearl buttons at the International Quilt Show.  Sandy Shore sells them in his booth. 

Gerber Daisy

Liisa had these beautiful Gerber Daisies at Sam Batteglino's birthday party.  Grafton does not see many black tie affairs.  We all had fun.

Fritz and France at a Black Tie Ball.

InYoung in Vermont. Alice in Wonderland?

Overwhelmed,  InYoung takes a look around a gift shop in Vermont.

Family Dinner

My God Daughter, InYoung has been visiting from Korea.  We all met in Vermont and had dinner at Fritz' house.  We made Texas Chili and we all did the V sign in honor of InYoung and all the Koreans who put their fingers up in the Victory sign when their pictures are being taken. 

Frances Holliday Alford, Sallie Holliday, Fritz Maassen, InYoung Kim, Patty Rhien, Lily Holliday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sketches from our table cloth quilt.

A bunch of us have been sitting around the table, doodling on this length of muslin.  It is at Kathy York's house now.   When I get back to Austin, we will decide how to quilt it.   It can be whole cloth or we can cut it into pieces and each of us work on a part.  We will embellish it after quilting, probably with small seed beads.   None of us has a theme.  We just sit and drink coffee and talk about stuff and let our hands do the drawing.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rubrum Lily

These come up in my garden every summer.  They are glorious.