I love to shop! It’s really at hobby status for me. There are many categories of shops I like best such as clothing, art, gift, furniture, books and accessories. I’ve shopped some of the world’s famous shopping destinations such as Harrods in London, Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Avenue in New York, Seattle’s Public Market (yes, I watched them throw fish), Sephora on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Strøget in Copenhagen, which is Europe’s longest shopping street, and the famed Pon
The Together in Unity exhibit, one of many at the International Quilt Festival Houston 2021, encouraged artists to “express in a creative work what brings us together and illustrates how listening to change and reaching out can open doors for all people. Art not only illustrates change but can also influence it." I thought I had a perfect quilt for this exhibit.
A few years ago, I invited people to come to an event and make fabric beads with me. I featured the activity as
For a recent birthday, my grandchildren each painted a corner of a canvas, which I love! While the paints and paper were out, I had each one paint their hands and leave their hand painted imprint on paper. Later, I took a photo of each hand, labeled each with their name and age, turned them into a jpg and sent it to Spoonflower Inc. to be printed on fabric. I included a photo of a piece of artwork one of my grandson’s created of the word LOVE, with the “O” being his handprint
My grandmother was an artist and an interior decorator. She took me to art museums and galleries to discuss art, especially Impressionism. I was allowed into her studio to watch her paint a canvas or work with clay. Once, she had me create clay stamps for her to use when making pottery. I designed a swirl, a flower and a geometric design. A year later she told me that they were among her favorites and used them often. I was thrilled my stamps were good enough for her artistic
Green. I used to think green was boring and truly didn’t think of it at all. Unless it was Christmas time or gardening, I just dismissed green from all aspects of my life. Then one of my sons painted his bedroom Sherwin Williams Olivetone. That room eventually became my sewing room and I left the walls green. I was amazed at the wonderful energy I felt by this shade of green and shocked at how much I loved being surrounded by green! Soon after I created a textile project in