Family, friends and fantastic fowl.

Time spent with friends and family is a gift, so our gifts were multiplied over the past four days. We visited with wonderful people who  are  humble, thankful and thoughtful. Young people who have grown up into  adults to be proud of. Older folks who have a wealth of life experiences and  stories that make…

John Glover

December 30, 2012 John Glover English: Signature of American Revolutionary War general John Glover (Photo credit: Wikipedia) At 13 I was able to go to the city on my own on the bus. I remember vividly the first time I saw this painting at the Adelaide Art Gallery. The House and Garden by John Glover….

Memories.

I'm writing this as I eat breakfast. Its early morning and the sun is shining in the window of the cafe. I've just enjoyed several coffees and huevos rancheros and it was delicious. I personally had a little stand off with the waitress. She gave us a table about 2 ft X 2 ft.  "Can…

Catching up.

I've been back in Australia a week now and its been a whirl of appointments, meetings and just plain 'catchup' When I travel I'm busy, but being home is different because I have all the household and family things to catch up on and do.  Trying to fit in study and work takes a lot…

Home, planning and plotting.

  New fabrics       I've been home just over 48 hours and  my body is beginning to accept the inevitable. Its tired and not in a  USA time zone which is 14 1/2 hours difference from here in Adelaide. Sleep, eat little, drink water instead of coffee and after 3 days I'm right….

3 months of Gloriousness

My theory is that when you travel you’re in the moment and there’s so many things you can’t predict happening. But if you enter the race with a sense of humor you get to the finishing point with a wonderful collection of memories and stories.

Art is everywhere.

Jennifer’s practice focuses on creating work from paper; by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching she produces unusual paper ‘fabrics’, which are used to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects. The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers themselves serve as both…

Inspiration – Think and talk about art in relation to Quilting

  Starry Crown 1987, – John Thomas Biggers     Biography "I learned a long time ago that self-dignity and racial pride could be consciously approached through art." — John Biggers, quoted in Elton Fax, Seventeen Black Artists (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1971), 282.   I've seen several paintings by John Thomas Biggers…