Thursday, March 31, 2011

Photo du Jour


A shot of the Armory floor during the Infinite Variety exhibit.  Can you believe that even the floor looked lovely?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Red and White Quilts at the Armory

I had the pleasure of viewing the exhibit, Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts at the Park Avenue Armory on Friday.  From March 25 - March 30, the American Folk Art Museum is showcasing the magnificent 650 red and white quilt collection of Joanna S. Rose.  While viewing 650 quilts may seem onerous and tiring, the presentation conceived by Thinc Design is masterful.  Most of the quilts hang suspended from the ceiling in large stacked circles.  Visitors can walk among the quilts, getting up close and personal with some of these beautiful pieces.  It's like walking through a red and white garden.   In the back of the Armory, quilts hang in a virtual "wall" as a backdrop to the entire exhibit.   The surrounding space of the Armory is dark so that the lighting design can highlight the quilts.  To my eye, all the quilts seem to glow.

This entire exhibit is free of charge -- Mrs. Rose generously donated this to the city as a gift for her 80th birthday -- and only up until March 30th.  I urge you to go see it if you can.










Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Tools of my Trade


You may be wondering why I haven't posted much artwork lately.  Let me explain -- I'm the new Associate Editor of the SAQA Journal.  I've been hard at work getting up to speed so I can help with the upcoming summer journal.  I'm looking forward to all I'll be able to do and all the artists I'll be able to work with.  This is so exciting!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Photo du Jour

I'm borrowing Kathy Loomis' title for photo-only posts.  Though Kathy actually does daily photo posts, I'm not sure I'm ready to commit to that.  But I think I might try.   A step towards my personal form of journaling, perhaps.... but more on that tomorrow.

In memory of Ryan Repa who passed away Sunday at the tender age of 2



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mute Thursday

Oops!  What should I title my post if I forget to post on Wordless Wednesday?  Does Mute Thursday work?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The End of the Broken Record

I've been working on this piece on and off for several months.  After my eldest daughter suffered a huge  emotional blow this past week, I pulled it out once more and figured I needed to finish it.  Maybe, now that the artwork is complete, our "black" period of luck will be over.

Superstitious, I know, but here's hoping.  I hate be a Debbie Downer and sounding like a broken record



Wednesday, March 2, 2011