Saturday, February 28, 2015

Finished #2 to Operatic accompaniment.

Photo to come later, I can't share till the bag has found its home.
Had to hand-stitch because my domestic machine can't get into the nooks and cranies that this bag demands to have stitched.
I now have perforated finger end.
And they are sore.
But the music made up for much.
Go to here: HERE for a little peace and tranquility
And when there is so much to dislike the internet for Shinae Choi Robinson posted this by Alexander McCall Smith writing on Soava Sia il Vento, which was an extra gift.
"Not only is this one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed, but the words are extraordinarily peaceful, generous and resolved. 'On your voyage, may the winds be gentle; may the waves be calm; may all the elements respond to your desires…' What more can we wish anyone setting off on life's journey? I listen to this several times a day; I never tire of it. It is music suffused with the greatest possible sympathy and humanity. It expresses what I want to feel about the world. It is the deepest truth."

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

John's Input

As many of you know my hubby and I have separated... oh I love the drama of that.
Just for a year.
He - travelling the Americas
I - based in Calgary.
But I trained him well before he left so that we can still share my love of textiles.
Thanks J for directing me to the airport you spent many hours in recently.  Fortunately you had lots of  truly stunning and challenging fibre-works to look at.
And am I right that art is now fashionable... I spotted two billboards whose adverts have used art as a hook recently in Calgary... and may I take this opportunity of thanking Mayor Nenshi and others in Alberta's provincial government for clinging on to our public arts funding, even in stressed finances. Not that I am a devoted lover of the blue ring, but we have to allow for all types in this world.
Anyway back to fibre arts in airports and Davis Moye Associates... Fine arts... Creative Solutions....

Monday, February 9, 2015