Thursday, March 10, 2016

Last weekend - more coffee and art

It is a good thing that John likes coffee and he now isn't sure if I suggested Inversion cafe because of the location or the Art League Gallery adjoining it.
Table top mosaic

There we found the coffee shop renovated since October's visit.  It is lovely now and the coffee is good.
We sat outside where there was a lovely piece of fibre art:-
I thought Pily might like this No Hay Pedo - another Mafi Mushkila type phrase meaning - "there's no problem"...
A Forged Utopia
Giovanni Valderas
Detail below

And then we went to the main gallery where I learnt the little known fact that 400-1000 women disguised themselves as men and fought for both sides of the American Civil War.  Some were discovered and sent home and others stayed on the battlefield and worked as nurses.  Others fought as men with distinction and only came out as women when safely living again at home.  Many more were killed on the battlefield.
And She Was
Margaret Meehan

I enjoyed my time working on a still life series

karin millson March 2016

Exhibition Entry and more

When I came to Texas I didn't know what my working days would be like.
Turns out activity has been cyclical with periods of mixed media
Just exercise! 
Karin Millson

and other  periods (= hours and hours)  of very computer focussed slogging.
There have been times of gallery visiting though.
Last weekend we spent a lovely Saturday in and around the downtown area of Galveston. It was a delight, and very inspiring.

I wasn't expecting to see up-liftingly colourful works of Rene Wiley  in her gallery and the stunning fibre art  that she calls Textile Mosaics, by Brenda J Bunten-Schloesser who includes weavings and collage in her art.
Reaching (Old Red) 40 x 20 "
 by Brenda J Bunten-Schlosser
Photo Credit to renewiley Gallery 2128 Postoffice, Galveston
Who represent this artist.

Later we gallery hopped and got all inspired to take photographs after a long chat with  Peter A Bowman (Photographer).  I am still enjoying learning about my new camera E-M5II with its sweet little lens that can fit in my handbag, but it does have inter-changeables (though I just have the one)... aren't I proud.

I can't help it -  I love texture and look at those colours.
Wall Sauce
Karin Millson 2016
I am ready to post a package off to Wendy again... it will be pricey with what it has to contain, let's just say beads, cape, music box.  Life is certainly diverse and full of challenge right now.