Showing posts with label Art and Flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art and Flowers. Show all posts

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thankfulness and Sharing

Autumn Flowers 
13.5" x 16.25"
Petal images embedded in cotton,
Machine stitch drawing 
October 2016

It’s time to say “Thank you.”  Thank you for the air that I breathe.  Thank you for the hands that love to create.  Thank you for a body that loves to move and sense joy.  Thank you for the gift of thinking and being able to learn and change my mind or shift my thinking to more kind ways.

On a using hands and head note:

I’ve given myself a little time to get to my art studio to create.  'Autumn Flowers' has its origins in flowers long past.  By putting the pigments of the petals in the cloth and stitch drawing, the energy of the flowers live on.  


Details of Autumn Flowers


If you're curious to see some of my small art quilts up close, I'm sharing a few at the Winona Arts Center's Holiday Show on December 3, 2016, 9am -4pm.  The Winona Arts Center is located at the corner of Franklin and 5th Street.  You may also  see other art in my gallery on Breeze on my Skin

Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom, a tribute to art and flowers
Milwaukee Art Museum
March 29- April 1

Bringing into my senses the visual wonder of paintings, sculpture, architecture and the fragrant pleasure of floral design sent me spinning in pleasure last weekend at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  I looked, sniffed, photographed, and mused about the museum.  It is a place that fascinates me from an architectural aspect due to its wings, and windows that overlook Lake Michigan; the art is an ever inspiration to my own work as a mixed media and fiber artist. 

Fragrances of rose, lily, carnation fill the museum.

This courtyard holds intrigue.  It invites another look.

A loved Wisconsin artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887-1986, brings me closer to look at her paintings and enjoy their expressions in flowers.

  I Love Red and Pink 1959

I was touched by the story of how Irvin Penn chose to photograph the gypsy family using a barn near the gypsy’s home as a studio creating uncertainty for the photographer and the family. Why didn’t he add their names or any story about them?  This is curious to me. Maybe there is a story somewhere; I may dig deeper on this. The flower sculpture fascinated me as well.

The composition of the circular floral sculpture photograph that I took with the people and paintings in the background is very pleasing to me. 

Folkart Goat with Wheels and Floral depiction

                                 Floral Sculpture of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Autumn


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