Saturday, August 28, 2010

Deja Brew

Years ago I made this teacup as a fusing sample in a class with Robbi Joy Eklow. It's been hanging out on my bulletin board until this spring when I combined it with some marbled and hand-dyed fabric and recycled buttons.

Deja Brew, 14x14"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Think Art, Just Start!

I finished a quilt that I've been working on for a couple of years. I tend to worry over a design for a long time before I can begin. Here's one I finished.

Time to begin again!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Exploring Montréal

Summer is the busiest time of year for my clients so I haven't had much time for personal art. While our son was off to National Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia, hubby and I spent a week in Montréal.
We stayed at the Hilton in downtown near the Metro and train station.
It's a beautiful downtown with lots of green space, flowers and old mixed with modern. There are tons of huge old churches in the downtown area.

A tour guide explained that real estate developers are requires to spend 1% of their budget on public art. There are beautiful sculptures near all the modern buildings.

We stumbled into the "Just For Laughs" street fair one night.

There was a giant crane that lifted the dancers 15 stories into the air.

The next group of dancers heading for the stage. Montréal is a 
French-speaking city so all the songs were in French. 

The weather was cooler than Texas, so outdoor dining was quite pleasant.

We roamed the city with a Metro/museum pass. 

This artist courtyard was near the harbor. There is an extensive underground with shopping and restaurants that connect a lot of the downtown buildings to the Metro. 

Outdoor dining on McGill College Street.

Atwater Market.

I wish we had found the Atwater Market on the first day instead of the last day. In addition the the beautiful produce, there were shops with cheese, sausage, wine, etc.
I recommend Montréal as a great adult getaway.