In reflecting on the evolution of Nutmeg Designs house numbers, I am taken with how they have taken on a life of their own. Stratoz and I started collaborating in the studio with words around 2008. He used his stained glass skills to shape letters that were legible and lovely, and I used my small […]
Carolyn Carson in her words: Quilts are my medium of choice because they exemplify women’s work historically. In addition, I incorporate yarn that I have spun from wool and other fibers, also exemplary of women’s traditional work. I believe that utilizing traditional techniques in a contemporary way helps to draw attention to the lives of women. […]
I have been on Instagram since 2013, and I started to notice photos matching objects to Pantone Color Postcards. This is the only card game I would enjoy playing. I ordered the box of 100 Pantone Postcards awhile ago, because I couldn’t resist a box of color, but I couldn’t bring myself to actually send […]
Our 2014 pilgrimage to Corning Museum of Glass brought us in front of Dominick Labino’s Ionic Structure of Glass, 5 feet across, set into a wall, backlit and glowing like a rose window. It hasn’t been on display for 15 years, since the first renovation of the Corning Museum. Labino was an industrial engineer who […]
The Lalique exhibit at The Corning Museum of Glass (until January, 4, 2015)is a treasure trove of orange. Stratoz took this photo of the Formose goldfish vase for me. The fins flow gracefully together enveloping the surface. It was made by blowing a gather of hot glass into a mold ~ mold-blown glass.
On the occasion of celebrating an Orange Tuesday Birthday, I went into the archives for this birthday card with a whimsical orange giraffe. My mother neatly wrote what my gifts were inside the card. I don’t remember the dress, but I remember the tool set. I found the dollhouse I made with this tool set […]
My friend Ruth sent me this photo from her garden. She said it made her think of me(orange) and Stratoz(flowers). The yellow emerging from the front makes the point that orange contains yellow! I met Ruth when I was 12. Our fathers had adjacent offices at University, and Ruth’s father told Ruth to look […]
The Red and Gold Banking Room(1931) glows orange. Hilly Meière, granddaughter of Hildreth Meière, and Vice President of the International Hildreth Meière Association, graciously allowed me to use this amazing photo. As this writer, David W. Dunlap eloquently described it: The Red Room is a glittering, vaulted grotto whose walls and ceilings are […]