“Light Fantastic: Fine Art in Fiber” at Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 2 – September 29, 2011

August 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Light Fantastic: Fine Art in Fiber will be at Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico from September 2 – September 29, 2011.


Patricia Gould – “Moonrise, North Rim”

Photo is the Art Center’s.

  The work shown is by Betty Busby and Patricia Gould. This exhibition highlights the themes and approaches these two artists explore.

For more info: http://harwoodartcenter.org/ss/upcoming-exhibitions/                   www.harwoodartcenter.org

Charlie – New Family Member

August 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is Charlie, pronunced “Chah – lee”,  the newest member of our family.  My parents had five cats before they passed away recently.  The five gave them so much happiness when my folks were elderly and unable to get around; we feel that the cats need to be placed with new families, not just given to a shelter.   My brother took two, and we took one, Charlie.  We still need to find homes for the two remaining.

The choice was a good one, as he is delightful!  He loves catnip and being pet.  He will stay right where he is until you leave him.  Our grandchildren had so much fun with him, when they just visited us.   They brushed him and pet him and played with him, and he never ran away from them.

We’ve never seen him scratch or bite  anyone. (Except, he does give the dogs a swat if they get too close.)

I feel the need to make a quilt from this photo……..

A Few More Tutorials for Painting on Silk

August 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

These are a few more tutorials on YouTube about painting on silk.  I first posted on this subject on July 31, 2009.

This is the best explanation I have seen about the uses of different salts for painting on silk.   It is on YouTube by Haiying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JyatZDDq8E&feature=related

Francine Dufour Jones has a tutorial about silk painting supplies at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_WM9x8Lwg&feature=related

Askthecrafter has a presentation about silk painting with salt effects at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWU9FpU0Zm8&feature=related

There are so many more tutorials on YouTube.

Bears! Treat them like Giant Skunks?

August 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

So far this summer, bears have been sited  in Attleborough, Lakeville,  Marion, and as of Tuesday, in Mattapoisett, which is the town right next to ours in Massachusetts.   The media believe that they are young males out looking for their own territory, as they won’t settle where there are other males.   Hmmm…….

Today’s newspaper article says to treat a bear like a giant skunk, if you see one.

“Current Threads” Exhibit, Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Vancouver Island, August 3 – 29, 2011

August 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

 “Current Threads II” is showing at the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery on Vancouver Island August 3 through the 29, 2011.

For info about the exhibit: http://www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com/lwagblog/node/90

and the Gallery: http://www.ladysmithwaterfrontgallery.com/lwagblog/

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