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.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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.
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Monday, January 25, 2010
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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.
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
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
Saturday, January 23, 2010
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.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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.