Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Artist Date

Take a little time to be oneself to look at art.  It is to refresh and to be inspired. Make time for an Artist Date.  My date included exploring the village of Lanesboro.

 The Lanesboro Arts Center is filled with wonderful art.  A breath of fresh air.

 It's a great place to ride a bicycle or cross country ski.

A few boutiques and places to have a bite to eat.  Lanesboro, Minnesota is a lovely place to explore.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Water Quilts by Local Artists

The Winona Area Quilters Guild were invited to submit their interpretations of water for the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. This community exhibit is displayed in the Oberton Education Room through January 19, 2020.

Flow, Flow, Flo
Mary Lee Eischen

Sugar Loaf
Mary Nelson

Kathie (Korum) Anderson
Sanibel Island

Coral Reef
Christel Blencoe

 Loon Water
Kathy Seifert

Langmuir Spirals
Sue Mundahl

Connie Dretske

See more of this exhibit as well as the H2Oh Art Quilts show through January 19, 2020 at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

H2Oh Exhibit at the MMAM

Cottonwood Delta Blues
Jaynie Himsl
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada

The H2Oh art exhibit has traveled around the country arriving in Winona, Minnesota in September 2019 through January 19, 2020.  Check out this exhibit along with all five galleries at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Mountain Stream
Manrianne Williamson
Miami, Florida, USA

Boiling Point
Liz Kuny
Morristown, New Jersey, USA

Prayers Answered
Carol Stocking
Grants Pass, Oregon

 Detail of Prayer's Answered

  Detail of Prayer's Answered

Flow #3
Dianne Firth
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Water Over Sky
Donna June Katz
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Donna was at the opening of the H2Oh exhibit in early September.  I had the opportunity to talk with her about her art quilt.  It is entirely painted with thinned acrylic paints on unbleached muslin fabric. All the fine lines are her painted brush strokes. She hand stitched and machine stitched the layers of the art quilt together. 

Els van Baarle
Dreischor, Zeeland

Memory of Water
Susan Else
Santa Cruz, California, USA

Some one asked if I had a favorite at the show.  Mmmm, so many amazing pieces of art.  How would one choose?  I like so many for so many different reasons.  I think I need to go back to take another look.  Want to join me?  Do you have a favorite?

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Art Quilts

There has been a bit of creating going on in the studio lately.  Here's what has been happening.

Courage and Love
Collage art quilt
Playing with bits of fabric and arranging them and stitching them.  Inspired by Maya Angelou.

Close up of the poem: Courage is the most important of all the virtues because
                                    without courage, you can't practice any other virtue
                                    consistently.                                           Maya Angelou

Last summer as my arm was healing from a bike accident, my occupational therapist suggested that I draw and paint to help encourage the mobility and healing. And to help my spirit.  I painted three small painting of girls on the beach.
These three painting then turned into art quilts as the result.

You may see more of my artwork in the Gallery at Breeze on my Skin. These art quilts may be viewed in person at the Lanesboro Art Center. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Frontenac State Park Sand Point Trail

This trail works well when the water level goes down.  Autumn is great.  I hiked it August 2019 and I didn't have to slog through water!  Hurrah! Some bugs.  Bug repellent may be helpful or plan to move quickly--that was my plan and it worked.


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