Thursday, December 20, 2007
This was from a review titled "Art Quilts Lowell 2007: A National Juried Exhibition" in Artscope New England's Culture Magazine September/ October 2007 issue.
It's fun to see my name in print, even if they did spell it wrong! I'm putting the quilt in the mail to mom tomorrow morning. I'm having trouble letting go of it. I am proud of it and I don't have other Art. yet. so I guess I best get crackin'.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
In order to take these photos, i jumped out of the van and landed in a big puddle. All the while Hudson was screaming his head off. What did he want? He thought he saw a toy catalog in one of the recycling bins and he wanted me to get it for him.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
This was the 13th kitten i have found a home for. His name is Oreo and I was getting attached to him, so i was very relieved to find him a good home!
I caught and neutered one male feral cat, but I am going to take a break for a little while on the cat wrangling. Maybe I will wait till spring. If i catch a cat now, I have to hold him or her for a few days and I don't want a feral cat in my house, so warmer weather may be better. We'll see which cats survive the winter and try to work quickly to prevent more kittens arriving.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Here is Daisy in the city, ready to help me set up my booth.
and showing off our hard work!
I met a lot of interesting people, and have some serious follow up work to do.
I enjoyed spending time with the artist, N'Ketiah, and getting to know him a little better.
After the first day, I walked from the train to the town pool. I saw this dumpster on the way. Gary says I must really love trash if I take pictures of trash receptacles.My kids gave me a big welcome and went back to swimming.
It's really good for me to have a taste of Gary's commute into the city. On the way home on Tuesday, the train I was trying to catch wasn't announced until 10 minutes after it was supposed to be loaded. I ran with the herd and didn't get a seat. On Wednesday, the train was 20 minutes late due to the rain that flooded the city. I thought that was bad until I heard everyone else's stories about walking blocks and blocks with crowds of people or of being stuck on a bus in the Holland Tunnel for three hours. I walked a few blocks in my husband's shoes (and it was fun cuz it was different from my shoes)!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Today I drove for half an hour to Weehawken and picked up a quilt from the Company Store with my dad's kittens on it.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Here's a quote from an interview with Howard Finster done in 1984: "One day – how I got started in art – when I was 60 years old, after I’d retired from pastoring, my shop was over in the garden that I have, my environment, I found out that when something got scratched, you do a touch up job on it. Well I’d put my finger in the paint like that – I could smooth it with my finger much better than with a brush. I’d learned to do that. I took my finger and dipped it in white paint, and I looked to do that. I took my finger and dipped it in white paint and I looked at it and this white paint was a human face on the ball of my finger there. And while I was looking at it, just a warm flash kinda went all over me all the way down and said, “Paint sacred art.” And I said to it, I said, “I cain’t do that.” I said, “I know professionals can, but not me.” And it come to me again and says, “How do you know?” Then I asked myself that question. I said, “how do I know that I can’t paint?” I took a dollar bill out of my wallet and I taped it on a piece of plyboard and went out in front of my shop. And I started drawing George Washington off that dollar bill. And the school kids got out along about three and they began to groom up behind me, you know, and watch me painting. That was a little exciting, and touching too, you know. I felt almost like an artist then. [Laughing] And then from that, then, I started painting. And my idea was, what I’ll do, I’ll paint ’em and I’ll hang ’em in my garden."
Why am I quoting Rev. Finster right now? I feel like I got my little face appearing in the paint telling me to make art! I entered the quilt for my mother in a nationally juried Art Quilt Show (www.thebrush.org -- I promise to learn how to do hyperlinks, soon, at least i learned the word for them!) and I got accepted into the show!
I am very excited!