March 10th, 2014
“John” Was a sculpture done at Silvermine Arts Center, CT
Orchids and Butterflies 2013
I visited my mom in North Carolina last month and took pictures of all the framed art my mother and sister had hanging. I took pictures of at least 200 sketches/watercolors that my mom did while she and my father were traveling in the USA & Europe. My mother always had a sketch book with her and I went through about 20 sketch books in a variety of sizes in a 4hr period. Unfortunately most of her big drawings from her time at Silvermine have already been framed or thrown out. Just to give you a taste of what my mom has done in her 91 yrs :
“The Models” a pastel-done at Silvermine Art School
Wiedemenn Brewing CO- Lithograph
Still Life-Acrylic- done at Silvermine Art Center,CT
Abbey in Wales-Pen and ink , 1983
January 2nd, 2014
blizzard viewed from our back yard
We are experiencing blizzard conditions right now and may loose power so I am making bread and stuffed shells for dinner while the power is still on.
I have good intentions to sew,but I don’t quite get past the planning stages. Somehow my canning has taken my creative energy away from quilting. It doesn’t help that I have increased the amount of hours I manage & teach at my school year gymnastics job.
I am hoping by buying some lovely fabric to kick start my quilting . I need to make a simple hanging for 90 yrs old mother’s apartment door. I am trying to make a hanging that will be appropriate all winter long,then I need to make her a fall hanging as well. But that means cleaning my work room…………………………OH BOY…..and spending less time in front of the computer!!!!!!!…..wish me luck!
April 28th, 2013
Not quite 6 months since my last post………..but many things have been going on and all for the good!
This jacket was sold during the Mother Daughter show I did in 2011 with my mother. The owner of the jacket is Liz Gordon and she wears it so elegantly!
I am working out again with a trainer 2 days a week. I have a used 2005 Subaru Legacy Outback that my mother gave to me (I went to North Carolina to pick it up in February).
I attended a quilting class with Scott Murkin at the New England quilt show sponsored by MQX. The class was “Strata Quilts” and I had a blast! I volunteered to help set up before the vendors were even there. It was a great experience and I would definitely do it again! I also white gloved at the quilt show in the row where 3 artists were featured, one of which was my Teacher Scott Murkin. I really enjoyed that two hours!
So, I guess I’m doing pretty well, I can walk around my work table,but it is still piled high. I will work on that this month! Quilting is not quite a top priority for me right now as the farm and my off the farm job consumes 45-50+ hours a week. Just enough time to breath ,work-out and eat….oh I guess I need to sleep somewhere in there……….But I’m keeping at it and as I feel less overwhelmed I can juggle more balls in the air,hopefully one of those balls will be getting back into my work room to create!