I spend time immersed in numbers, in their shapes, and how straight and curved connect with each other. Each house number takes on its own personality, as I wend my way around them. This 340 reminded me that I also spend this time immersed in color, contrast, line, all elements of composition. Learning about […]
This quilt introduced me to the concept of Miyabi, a traditional Japanese aesthetic combining elegance and sorrow. Matsuko Shiraishi describes how the quilt is made of wedding Kimono fabric, and that wedding ceremonies are a combination of those two emotions. To see the whole quilt, which takes on the shape of a Kimono, there’s a […]
Stratoz discovered that the Michener Museum now allows photos of their collection. This is one of our favorite museums and we often wanted to photograph inside. When I wrote about the Phillip Lloyd Powell door, the Michener graciously provided a photo for me to use, but the pleasure now is in choosing details and angles. […]
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.