A Place for Necessary Objects

I came across another Margaret at the Lansdale Arts Festival 2015.  I was looking for a basket to hold my keys and wallet and other miscellany, and of course this fabric one in orange caught my eye.  Margaret DeCook calls herself The Versaltile Artisan and hails from Allentown, PA. I wrote a check for my […]

Margaret Walker(1915-2015) Centenary: Wonder of the Book

  Margaret Walker(1915-2015) had her Centennial in 2015.  I wrote about her poetry for a previous Margaret Monday, and it was a pleasure to discover that places were planning events for the Centennial.  The University of Delaware Library had an exhibit, Margaret Walker: A Centenary, with a cool series of book covers, which you can […]

Standing with Paolo e Francesca by Beverly Pepper at the Grounds for Sculpture

In 2014, Stratoz took a photo of me standing with the Beverly Pepper Vertical Vantaglio statue in Rochester, and so when I saw this Paolo e Francesca by Beverly Pepper at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, I asked him for another photo. I love the arrow implied within the African Black Granite, and the […]

Celebrating a Birthday at The Village Teahouse in Upper Gwynedd, PA

Stratoz had the fine idea to try the new tearoom for my birthday, The Village Teahouse in West Point, PA(Lansdale address).  We have a history of going to tearooms at least 20 years, with Stratoz usually being the only man in the room, which doesn’t bother him because he enjoys taking tea.  We used to […]

On the Trail of Calligraphy: Margaret Shepherd

  There is a quote that has circulated with great vigor on the internet ether, “Sometimes your only available mode of transportation is a leap of faith.”  It is attributed to Margaret Shepard, and as I searched to find more about the author, nothing came up except more permutations of the quote and then finally, […]

A Cat Named Margaret by Lisa Congdon

Margaret knows how to do Fridays. A photo posted by Lisa Congdon (@lisacongdon) on May 1, 2015 at 9:46am PDT Artist & Illustrator Lisa Congdon has a cat named Margaret(named for the artist Margaret Kilgallen, who I will save for a future Margaret Monday.)  When I started drawing again, I found an online class from Lisa […]

Margaret Crowther(1936-): Tapestry in 3D

  Margaret Crowther(1936-), is a British textile artist who creates 3D tapestries by hand, many without a loom.  She knots and twists and builds up textures.  I am smitten with her use of orange, and color gradations, and the three dimensional levels. Margaret Crowther creates custom work for homes, and Sinead Lawler describes the process […]

Sally Nixon: Illustrator Starting the Week with Margaret Monday

Yoga with Margaret. #findwhatfeelsgood #illustration #drawing #yoga #pen #penandink #penonpaper #blackandwhite #yogawithadriene #margaretmonday #comic @adrienelouise A photo posted by Sally Nixon (@sallustration) on Mar 9, 2015 at 7:09pm PDT I hadn’t done a Margaret Mondays in awhile, and then I found illustrator Sally Nixon on Instagram.  She has a character named Margaret who seems to have randomly […]

Margaret Avison(1918-2007): Intensity of the Seed

Potentiality Humble is the intensity of a seed. It lies there too small to cast a shadow, as the invisible is too large, compassing light and shadow both; yet there is a bond that makes them one. (From Always Now: Collected Poems of Margaret Avison) July 1st is Canada day, and it fell on a […]

Margarete von Brauchitsch(1873-1939): Embroiderer of Gorgeous Gridwork

  Source: thetextileblog.blogspot.com via Margaret on Pinterest       The embroidery of Margarete Von Brauchitsch(1873-1939) reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style Architecture, with stained glass made with an intricate grid  I had a chance to see Wright’s Dana-Thomas House when I lived in Illinois in 1994, and the delightful repetition of pattern […]

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