Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oregon Coastline View with Puffins

It's been about two weeks since I have posted anything.

I have been busy finishing this piece, and also starting a bargello and a challenge piece for my Monday night group.

I will post pictures of those soon.

This piece was such a pleasure to do.

It is a gift for friends who moved to Oregon several years ago. About three years ago, I had a wonderful trip to Oregon, and the drive along the coast was so beautiful, from Ashland up as far north as Portland is, although Portland is inland from the coast.

A distinctive feature of the coast is a number of very interesting lighthouses, so I definitely wanted to include one here.

I also came very close to getting to see some puffins, however, just as the naturalist let me look through the telescope, they disappeared behind a large rock. I very much want to see puffins in real life, and have been a number of places where that is possible. However, their season is short, and it is a challenge to be in the right place at the right time. I will keep trying!

In the meantime, I had so much fun doing this quilt, and hope it is appreciated by the recipients of the gift.

More photos soon of some other work...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hubcaps x101

I promised to post a picture of the artistic hubcaps, and here are some of them. The curator of the show was hoping to get 100 to display, because this was the tenth year of the Art Car Event at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

She actually got 101, and they are displayed at the entrance to the Museum, at 715 West Main Street in Louisville. Although I have seen some of them as the artists brought them in, I have not actually seen the display yet.

I will see them tomorrow when I go in to volunteer. I love the variety, and it is always fun to see how different artists express their talent and ideas when given a theme or starting point. You can see my bird near the lower left, and my Sunbonnet Sue in the third row up. One of my faves is the banjo, but there are lots of good ones...

In addition to the hubcaps, there is a new show there, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. The Museum is open M-F from 10 - 5, and Saturday 11-5.

Photo by Bob