Friday, July 31, 2009

Maine Quilts

Last weekend again, we fired up the RV, and headed for Maine. We spent a couple of days at one of our favorite beaches, Popham, and then headed for Augusta and the Maine Quilt Show. My Quilt, Saturday in Searsport, took a third place ribbon, and was surrounded by the work of many wonderful artists. The show was lovely and I look forward to next year.

Artistic Inspiration

On July 18 & 19 we fired up the RV and headed for the Rock River Artists Tour in Vermont, with one destination in mind. I am a major admirer of the work of Deidre Scherer, art quilter. I had traveled to Boston, to the MFA, a year or so ago, to see the independant film, Holding Our Own, which was centered on Hospice care and featured Deidre and her work. I love portrait quilts and I am a former hospice nurse, so Deidre's beautiful work really speaks to my heart. There is no comparison to seeing the work in person. Both the woman and the work, are outstanding.

On the same trip, I had thought to send an email to my friend, Frances Holliday Alford, to see if she was perhaps in Vermont? Luck would have it that she was, and were were able to meet at Deidre's studio. At long last, I was able to spend time with Frances. She is a marvelous, generous person and artist, and being able to spend time with her and see some of her work, was a fantastic treat.

The world of fiber artists is full of love, talent and generosity. I am blessed.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Taking Digital photos

I still have not started a new fiber piece. I have taken many more digital photos in our RV travels to northwest NH to help our daughter settle in her new home. We stayed three nights at Lake Mascoma RV park. All the moving and lifting fall to my daughter and her father, so I am the photographer.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Sun is Shining: It's time to start a new project!

Well, the sun is shining and I'd be lying if I said that my mind is going a million miles a minute! I am actually moving like a snail this morning, try ing to kick-start a creative idea. I have many digital photos for inspiration. It's time to pick a new direction and start.
I am surrounded by flowers and natural beauty. Here soon as I can focus.