Sunday, May 27, 2007

Garfield Park Conservatory Market Place




Yesterday morning I spent a couple of hours at the Garfield Park Conservatory (above) on Chicago's west side. They have a seasonal market place there and the director Lavette Haynes, of the WSCAC Village Gallery asked me if I would put some of my wall hangings in the community gallery. There are artists/craft-persons from throughout so that there is a variety of different type of items (paintings, sculptures, candles, handmade bath salts, etc.)
There is also an exhibit of mosaic sculptures (left) by Niki de Saint Phalle in the conservatory titled " Niki In The Garden". These are just awesome and if you are in Chicago from May to October 2007 do come out and see them and what's going on at the market (right).

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Greetings

Greetings All,

I've been busy, but not with my "Divas". It's been a tree thing. I can't stop making wall hangings of trees. Below left "Lone Tree", center "Harriet Gone Up Yonder", and right "Desert Trees". I don't know what this means but I've been having a good time creating them. All of them have some of my hand dyed fabrics in them.





I also finished two of my "Ritual Dancers" (below left and right) by appliqueing them to small wall hangings and one more tree theme piece titled "The Other Side of The Creek"(below center). I don't think this is the end of my tree thing, but I do know that I've missed the "Darling Divas" so for the next couple of day it's just me and the girls.



Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hello



Hello,
This week has been a slow week for creating. I finish my first doll will a head you can turn 360 degrees and now I will dress her. I completed my April challenge for SWAQG (left) and matted two small works.

This week I found out that my dad's cancer has spread to his left hip which has impaired his walking and yesterday I had to take him to the doctors in a wheelchair. This was sad for him, because he's been such an active man for 82 years. I didn't think that he understood what had happen until we were going home and he said "I guess this is what it will be for the rest of my life". My dad also has Alzheimer/Dementia, one doctor said it one thing and another said it another. The sad thing for me and my dad is that we can't talk like we use too.

This is me and Mr. Mabry Williams aka dad at a Father's Day Jazz brunch last year. He use to love him a "cold one" (beer). I knew that on the ride home something had changed, but I wasn't for sure. The next month he was diagnose with having the beginning stages of Alzheimer and so the journey began.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Hello! Hello!! Hello!!!

Greetings All,
I've busy trying to wrangle up a steady income. I tried a home show and didn't reach my goal, but I did make some. I also made a new series of wire wrapped dolls and a two more of my "Gemstones" (below). I have added to my queen series meet "Queen Ashanti" (left).










"Dolls Just Wanna Have Fun" monthly meeting was a very informative session and these ladies never fail to impress me. Nancy's doll (right) for this months challenge was just great, even tho I didn't cut mine correctly. She also brought along Pegasus (left) who is fabulous.








Carol brought her "Ritual Dancer" (below right) and she was another great addition to our monthly challenges. Stef brought along two adorable little ones.