Saturday, March 14, 2009

often it's difficult to decide when a piece is finished...
especially when it is a collage or an art quilt.
call me crazy...this morning I found myself asking my husband,
an attorney for a design opinion...
when i was a student i had an instructor who would advise against
"putting everything in Hollywood" into one work of art.
-though sometimes it's a lot of fun-
i am confident that i have achieved all that and more
with this quilt...
it's time to move on...
quilt inspiration from Beryl Taylor
driftwood from Maine
tomorrow we leave for Florida for a vacation
maybe take the kids to Disney
i am so ready for some sunny, warm weather
as it is still freezing here at night and
darn cold during the day!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction"
-Pablo Picasso

Last night we attended the Baltimore School for the Arts gala
where we saw an amazing performance by the most talented groups
of high school kids ever. The hour long show was more fabulous
than any show I've ever watched!

The school encompasses four arts disciplines: music, theatre,
dance and visual arts. Admission is highly competitive with
approximately 70 kids out of 1200 auditioning receiving admission
each year. Each school day is about 12 hours long
including academics and arts...

We won the ballet shoes at the silent auction...the worn toe shoes are placed in the five basic positions of ballet. When I spotted this I knew I had to have this remarkable, unique work of art...a story of tenacity and dedication. As we were leaving with the piece some of the dance students remarked how the shoes weren't really that
worn out and who had they belonged to anyway?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

kreativ blogger award!
today i received my first blogger award
from Terri at Blooming Ideas!
this is such a great honor!
when one wins you are supposed to list 7 things that you love or
that inspire you...
1. watching my kids discover life...
2. moss gardens
3. the Maine seashore
4. monochromatic textures and textiles
5. oaky smell of a California winery
6. black and white photography
7. David Letterman
kreativ folks who I would like to pass this award on to:
Monica of Hands and Heart
Kathy of Artful Muse