Saturday, June 30, 2018

Confessions


Well, the show is down. The librarians said they will miss it. They had a lot of comments, all good. People couldn't believe they were quilts. Mission accomplished. I wanted it to be educational as to what art can be. Don't get stuck on the materials.

Today I am cleaning the house, vacuuming, dusting, etc. I hate to dust so I put on some music for background noise, the classical station. I think they were playing Kitten on the Keys. Really. It didn't make a lot of sense musically. I am more a show tunes, rock and roll type of gal I guess. 

I did like to go the Cleveland Pops concerts when I was in junior and senior high. I loved Henry Mancini. I thought it would be the coolest thing in the world if we were related. Don''t tell Paul MacCartney he thought I was in love with him at the time. 

I was thinking about it and I realized what I loved about the orchestra was watching the musicians. They would be playing but sometimes talking to each other. If they had a rest in the music they would fidget a bit and make comments to their fellow players. Fascinating. I guess I was studying human relations way back then. Before I knew what human relations were about!

And on a final note, Happy Birthday to me. I am entering the seventieth decade! When I was in high school we thought anyone over 35 might as well be dead. Shows how stupid you are in high school!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Summer

It seems like I should say finally! It has been in the mid nineties and now it has been 70 to 80 for a couple of days, cloudy with showers. The day lilies have popped out like crazy. Last fall they faded out because of the dryness, I cut them off, we got a spell of rain and warmer weather and they started to regrow, early spring they were up and got a good layer of snow on them. They are survivors. Gorgeous. Since my neighbor has a picket fence he can enjoy them also. For a short while anyway since he sold his house and is moving this month. We'll see what the new neighbors are like. I am very blessed to live in a good neighborhood, I have met most of my neighbors as I walk Bobby twice a day. He attracts people especially little children. He seems to like it. Just don't take him to the barn, evidently it smells bad in there. And don't point a camera at him. He will turn his back end to you.

Work continues on I have printed 2 more pieces on chiffon. Here is the first one of my mother, Bea. Choosing background fabric right now. This is a contender.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

It's a Show!!!











Elyria Public Library
West River Branch























Hangs across from the children's section.
Fun!















It's not a huge show, I have more pieces in the spare room at home but I am happy to get people noticing what can be done with fabric and thread.