having fun

having fun

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

workshop at the Hammer Museum

Yesterday - Tuesday April 23, the "girls who meet on Tuesday" had a field trip - we took a workshop at the Hammer Museum.  the Hammer is on Wilshire Blvd.  right next to UCLA.  Lots of energy.  We participated in an "embroidery drawing workshop exploring the idea of an 'ideal home.'"  Artist Anila Rubiku, is the artist in residence and we helped with her project.  Participants were multi-generational and multi cultural.  At times I felt we were at the UN,  I knew we had left suburbia and came out from behind the "orange curtain".  Between the workshop and a great lunch at the Hammer cafe and the drive home, we were gone all day.
 Karen and Susan working  = Susan chose to draw, punch and then start to stitch.  She discovered the more holes she punched the more stitches.  
 The house/embroidery I selected.  The thread was green but it doesn't show here.

 The back side of my stitching and the front side.  My house has a 50's with a baseball glove chair.
 the inside of a finished house
 the outside of a finished house
 The illuminated house - this one was larger than the ones we attempted. 

If I got the vision correctly - the houses will be placed on an illuminated plexi field, LED lights placed appropriately.  The village will glow.  I may have the concept wrong but the time spent with my friends - old and new - was great.  Artist Anila Rubiku = please visit her website at

1 comment:

Rose Hughes said...

what fun! sorry I missed out -though having great fun at my first Quilt Week in Paducah, KY