I planted a sunflower seed when I was 8 years old, along the side of our house. I was enchanted that the black and white streaked shell could be opened like a gate by the green sprout within. My father went on a sabbatical when the sunflower was still shorter than me, and we moved [...]
Source: etsy.com via Margaret on Pinterest I finished the 2013 A to Z Blogging Challenge, which kept me blogging throughout April. One of the pleasures of the challenge is discovering other artists and bloggers who are participating, and these folded tissue paper window stars by Ann of Harvest Moon by Hand caught my attention. Like [...]
Source: flickr.com via Margaret on Pinterest N is for Nakashima, both George and Mira, and the home and studio in New Hope, PA. George Nakashima(1905-1990) was an architect who learned furniture making in a Japanese internment camp in Idaho in WWII, who ended up in Bucks County PA because architect Antonin Raymond sponsored him [...]
H is for Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. In 1987, I transferred from community college, mostly prompted by hearing a woman in an airport in Michigan, on my way home from the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, telling someone that Hampshire was the only school she could imagine attending. I went to the library, and read about [...]
On Tuesdays I feature something orange, and for the A to Z Challenge, I also needed the letter B. I found this Northampton County Area Community College(NCACC) logo in my old papers from 1986. NCACC is located in Bethlehem, and it’s where I went my first two years of college. From far north in Canada, [...]
A friend commissioned this gazing ball, using her father’s old bowling ball as the base. Jump over to Wendy Edsall-Kerwin’s Hammermarks Blog on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, around 10:00 am EST when the post will be up, to read my mosaic bowling ball guest post about the process of creating this mosaic.
Source: georgetown.edu via Nutmeg Designs on Pinterest Madonna and Child, by Filex Msalu(2006), Batik, photo by Johan van Parys. The blue glows as much as the warmer orange, in this portrayal of Madonna and Child by Tanzanian artist Filex Jacobson Msalu. Batik is a process of applying wax and dye to fabric and then [...]
The Orsoni Smalti Veneziani Colour Library is the kind of library I would want to work in. None of the libraries I worked at had this kind of visual exuberance! The Orsoni Factory traces its history back to Angelo Orsoni, a glass worker in Venice, who had the idea to bring a sample panel of smalti to [...]