Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lake Superior

Looking at Lake Superior out onto Artist's Point, Grand Marias, Minnesota.  A bit of fog in the  morning light.

   Taking a closer look that same morning.

   Sea gulls on shore

A solo gull

    The bay at Grand Marias

   Lots of sky and water

    Clouds and light

    Sheets of energy in the form of light

    The day is full of promise.  What will it bring?  What are your hopes and dreams?

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Impressions of Prince

Cherrywood is a Minnesota company that creates hand dyed fabrics and they put on this Prince Challenge in 2018.  It was displayed at the Rochester Quilt Show and Conference in June 2019.  Here's a quote from Cherrywood's website:

"We apply our privately designed line of colors to high quality fabrics to offer you the best product for your creative needs. The hand dyeing process we’ve perfected over our 30+ years produces a beautiful tone-on-tone texture that reads as a solid, but has depth and variety that will never be replicated by mass-production. Cherrywood is proudly made in the U.S.A. by women who sew, create and dye a little every day." Go to Cherrywood to find out more or order fabrics today.

Twenty facts you may not know about Prince.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

River Walks

 It's a little windy on this walk.

We have a wonderful boathouse community that lives on the Mississippi River.  Many live here all  year round.
The river has been very high with all the the snow and rains of the spring.  The earth is still so saturated.

Usually there is land between the tree and the chairs--a bit more than that little strip of sand.

 The wagon bridge

In previous years we could walk under the bridge and come out on land on the other side.  Now it is still filled with water.

When the water goes down a bit more, we'll go paddling our kayaks all around this area. For now I'm happy to walk over here and check out how the water and plants are doing.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Modern Quilt Studio

 Modern Quilt Studio was a vendor at the Minnesota Quilt Show 2019.  They hold workshops and attend many shows and conferences around the world.  Find out where you may see them next or take a class soon on their calendar.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Minnesota Quilt Show 2019 Rochester

The Minnesota Quilt Show was last week in Rochester, Minnesota.  I'm an art quilter that is working to get back into her art. I went to the show last week to be inspired and take in the beauty of these amazing artists.

 Piece by Piece by Peg Lindberg
 The Minnesota Contemporary Quilters' 2019 Challenge was Songspiration.  A few of my favorites are shown here with the artist's name and inspiration..

 Moon Rise over Lake Superior by Mimie Pollard
 Close up Moon Rise over Lake Superior

 Debbie Boyles inspired by a photo she took on the Lennon Wall in Prague and the song "Imagine," by John Lennon.

 Kelly Swenson inpiration the song, "Here Comes the Sun."

Fun quilts that take inspiration from music.  Hmmmm, it gives me some ideas. More art coming soon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Silly Times in the Summertime

 Kinsley peeking under the chair arm with Norris

My silly little friend, Kinsley and her Mom, Abby came over to play with some art and henna hair, yesterday.  Oh and to meet our cats, Norris and Tara. Norris is the more nervous of our kitties.  He was so calm and tolerant of this excited little girl.

Abby took these pictures of us.  Here we had applied the henna to our hair; we put on a plastic bag and a towel over the big mess. We had it wait a bit for the color to apply.  We came over to show Norris.

We had to get Abby in the picture fun with a selfie.

See the strand of henna--orange color in Kinsley's hair?

Norris is under there some where.  

Did you notice there are no pictures of Tara?  Yup, she ran away. Under the couch and then down the stairs into the lower level.  Maybe another time. If you haven't met Tara yet, check out Tara and Norris here.

More art making and fun with Kinsley and Abby in the future.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Art Show and Spring Concert at RCS

May is always a busy time and change is in the air.  To add to that excitement, we have an Art Show, Spring Concert and Book Fair all at the beginning of May at Ridgeway Community School. 

    Mixed art by 2nd & 3rd Grade Artists

    Zinnias inspired by artist Clementine Hunter by 4th & 5th grade artists

    Cardinals, turtles, Pete the cats by 1st Grade Artists

     Mixed art by Kindergarten artists

    The song, "Imagine," by John Lennon inspired this art by 2nd and 3rd grade artists.

One song in the Spring Concert had sign language done by three fifth grade students, Kayleigh, Naser and Payton with  them wearing white gloves and a black light illuminated their gestures. Kinders backs in the foreground quite enthralled.

The entrance into the Art and Music room that Jill Rae Ahrens and I share.

    Jill Rae and I after the evening concert.


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