Monday, August 07, 2017

Shelling Corn and Painting with The Art Sherpa

The men have been shelling corn.

Kirby, Stacy, and Ashton came for a sleep over.

This started out to be a fun happy project with TheArtSherpa.

... but soon the boys were ready to do something different.

Maybe boxcars would be more fun.
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I coaxed them to finish their art projects...

... and I'm right proud of them.
 
 

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Flying to Rapid Response Meeting

Paul and I recently flew with Joel and Sheila ...


... to Indiana / Kentucky for a Rapid Response Meeting.

Supper at Hinkle Hamburgers in Madison, IN.

The view from our balcony the next morning.

At 3 in the morning we were evacuated from the building. We still don't know why!


I worked on my hexies on our way home.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Revisiting "Go Mississippi"

Back in 2014 I made this piece of fiber art to represent Mississippi, the Magnolia State. The pine trees tell of Mississippi's forestry and the blue speaks of the water at the coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

I took a picture of my piece and played with it in Dreamscope and PicsArt to try some of their filters.

Go Mississippi in ink printed on watercolor paper.

Go Mississippi II in ink printed on water color paper.

What fun I had making my trial and error pieces.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Starlit Sunflower

If you thought about Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night" when you saw this piece, then you thought right!

For inspiration, I used "Starry Night" and ...

... "Six Sunflowers" to create my piece ...

... for the Cherrywood Van Gogh challenge.

Detail of the moon ...

... and background of the sunflower.

I used Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics with my unique "Patches" technique to create the "Starry Night" background and the dahlia sunflower and it measures 20"X20".

This art quilt inspired by Van Gogh's paintings depicts the story of Job in the Bible. In Job 12:22, Job defends God to his friends and observes, "He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light." Even in his darkest hours of pain, loss, and suffering, Job trusted God to provide comfort and light.
I'm linking this post to:
 "Off the Wall Fridays", Nina Maria's blog for sharing fiber arts and
Crazy Mom Quilts.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Romania ... Continued

This rainbow appeared over the neighbors barn after a cooling shower on a hot day.

It was a fun, noisy, jibberish evening when we hosted the Hope Youth Girls for pizza. Most of them are now between 30 and 35 years old.

Clematis on a gate.

A hand crank well.

These flowers are arranged in a 7 point star like the shape of the fort in Alba Iulia (White Julia).

These locks are on the drawbridge to the fort in Alba Iulia. Make a promise and throw away the key.

We enjoyed a self guided tour of the museum at the fort.


Inside the museum.
 

There were statues made to the goddess Diana and Jupiter.
 

Inside the Orthodox Church.


Outside in the moat area we had a taste of Romanian (sausage) mici with bread and mustard.


Today was national holiday. We watched the changing of the guards.


 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Romania

I love the slower pace of life in the villages with time to visit neighbors and friends.

How do they know which wire goes to what?

I'm thinking art!


We took a short drive out into the country through the next village.

Adi & Ariana hosted an open house for their new ministry "Hospice Eliana."

Paul and Adan helped get the center ready for the event.




Over 100 people, including doctors, nurses, mayor, priest, pastors, professors, family, and friends attended.

The spectacular array of food was all donated.
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