On Sunday Russ and I met some family to see a special exhibition of drawings by van Gogh at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that are rarely exhibited because they are fragile and sensitive to light. I would have rather gone on a weekday, because it was almost impossible to study or even see the … Read More
My friend Emmie sent me the link to this group of European art quilters. What is it about European art quilters? Do you think their work looks that different from American artists? I have this book of Euopean art quilts that I got when I was just getting interested in art quilting, and I swear … Read More
As I walked through the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock viewing the show “Come One Come All” by Judy Onofrio, it was one of those times when I thought, “Oh, I wish I had done that!” and then, “but I can’t because she did it so well.” This is the kind of art I … Read More
Here’s a new quilt that Cathy Jeffery showed at our Uncommon Threads meeting last week. I love this quilt! I always love the scrappy ones. In October, it will be Uncommon Threads 2nd anniversary. We just finished our WOW exhibition at the Driskill Gallery based on a triptych challenge that the group started last year. … Read More
While in North Carolina, I tried to hook up with some art quilters. I did get a chance to visit Lyric Kinard’s studio and very much enjoyed seeing her quilts, studio and her great art books. However, I was chicken about taking photos – somehow it seemed intrusive. But check out her web site for … Read More
On Tuesday, we went to see the North Carolina Museum of Art and also get a bit of homework done for an on-line class I’m taking called Museums and Artists. The NCMA was getting ready to open a contemporary exhibition called Crosscurrents: Art, Craft and Design in North Carolina in cooperation with the Mint Museums. … Read More
We also went to Oakland for an afternoon. Bruce Beasley is a sculptor friend who was having a 45 year retrospective of his work at the Oakland Museum of Art. Although the museum was closed on Tuesdays, Bruce got us privately to see the show an take some photos. There were over 60 sculptures in … Read More
Liz’s post about collecting things off the street reminded me of an artist that I find fascinating. Candy Jernigan who lived and died too young in New York in the 90’s collected all kinds of “evidence” of her life — food, trash, bottle labels, dead bugs… She arranged all this stuff in journals and collages … Read More
Here’s a link to The Paper Moon, the website of artist Ida Pearle. I love her graphic style and beautiful composition. Her work looks so spontaneous and expressive, and yet I read in her bio that these paper collages come together only after lots of drawing and sketching. Enjoy!
I just found Amy Karol’s blog called Angry Chicken. I love her little quilts at her King Pod website. It looks like she uses vintage fabrics and they have such funny little things in them. They are totally different from anything else I’ve seen.