having fun

having fun

Thursday, February 20, 2014

SHOW AND TELL reception

Reception Sunday, Feb. 16, celebrating my first solo exhibit.   To have 13 art quilts hanging on the walls in a large space was awesome. 

The Music and Arts committee helped pull off a great reception, starting with a salad bar and home made cookies.  We took this opportunity to celebrate woman and fabric. And I got to talk about my work, what not to like.

 Robby Ravenwood played the piano along with leading a rousing sing-a-long.  Tom and friend Peggy Calvert joined in to make a trio of Ukulele players.  "In the jungle the mighty jungle the Lion sleeps tonight".  Now you too can have this tun running through your head.

I thank the UUCLB, The Music and Arts Committee, Mike Shannon the curator, my "church lady" friends and all my  friends for making this a great day.  You have touched my heart.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

SHOW AND TELL, a collection of art quilts

My first solo show is now hanging in the gallery space at the Unitarian Universalist church of Long Beach, in Long Beach.  13 quilts, big and small.  Amazing to see them all around the room. Wylder Hall has rotating art exhibits and this is my month. 

During the reception my good friend Robby Ravenwood will delight us with the ukulele.  We actually met in beginning ukulele at Island Bazaar (our ukulele store of choice) in Huntington Beach.  Robby is an accomplished musician and was adding the uke to his musical collection.  Anyway, I will walk around the room and talk about my work, Robby will serenade us and there will be refreshments.

I was able to add a 2nd time slot.  Wednesday the 19th from noon till 3.  I am hoping for a talking and sharing and visiting experience.

On display and more

 With Abandon
The Line Between Warm and Cool  /   African Nights
 My 4 Nobel Seasons quilts all together.  These were made over 4 years and traveled independently and then traveled together with other like minded quilts.

They are getting lots of attention.  The images are from old family photo albums.  I worked with the image in Photoshop and then printed the ladies onto fabric using my home Epson printer.  

That's how the light gets in / and  Taking the back roads. These 2 quilts are part of a series of art I did relating to my back.  I am very pleased to be on this side of that experience. 
Tom helping curator Mike hang the quilts.
 Will report further on these events.