March 12, 2007

Art, just do it.

Creative weekends filled with art of all kinds. Saturday was another installation in the library art project which I did 10 years ago. We have begun the revamp - with some new artwork from children artists. This weekend we painted. Next weekend we will do some printmaking. It will all be installed into the current permanant exhibition which is really stunning. Will photograph that to show later when we hang the new work. I love children's art hanging in public spaces. It is always fresh, it is always real. The work created is in my flickr hanging out over on the side bar, if you are interested. It will fill up as we go along. Daughter Grace had a big dance celebration this weekend with Elysium Dance Project. She was dancing in 7 numbers, including this lovely pointe number from Puss in Boots from Sleeping Beauty. She was amazing and the entire show was so beautiful. (she's the white kitty)Portsmouth Hearald arts writer Ann Bryant stopped by for a look-see at the Extreme Textiles Show. Isn't she cute? Thank you Ann!! She couldn't resist the lovely Danny Mansmith cuffs and Sheri Burhoe knitted rings. Speaking of knitting... Have you seen these? Alyssa Ettinger's knitware porcelain just continues to awe us with the beauty of the patterns and feel of each piece of work. Over in the shop right now -- they are popping up as we go.
This tall cup is $34 and is available here. More of the same (but different as each one is made by hand)
Did I mention we had some amazing bracelets and cuffs from Danny Mansmith? Look at this mermaid corsage bracelet! There is the fish one just off to the side. Both available here. There is more. Much more. But I will save that for a bit later. The word for the day is
appreciate, as in all the good things in life, like family, friends, community and the arts. And sunshine? Did I mention the glorious sunshine?

8 comments:

cally said...

I was loving the white kitty immediately, before I even realised it was Grace. Beautiful. I'll email you with my alternative email addresses.

Anna said...

I like your words of the day...they're uplifting...

Ulla said...

What an amazing show this looks like! Wow... Someday I hope to have my things in your space... And the little white kitty is adorable!

natasha said...

i love danny mansmith and am planning to do a piece with him soon...he is special!

that is so cool that your daughter is so talented! woo hoo offspring!

tongue in cheek said...

What a pleasure to catch up with you and read about all your creative findings and projects!

The painted woman said...

What a great post and I adore the knitware porcelain. So very, very cool!
a.

cruststation said...

I love textiles, how I would love to be at the show. I see Lisa Congdon is showing in May, how cool!

Anonymous said...

I'm overwhelmed by all the links and so many goodies but HAD to say how fabulous Grace looks in that photo and how proud you must be!!!

~bluepoppy