SAQA Layered Voices – Part 2

In my last post, I shared some artworks from the Studio Art Quilt Associates’ Layered Voices exhibition that were more neutral in color. Today, I will share some of the pieces that contain more color.

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SAQA Layered Voices – Part 1

When I signed up to go to the Studio Art Quilt Associates conference in Lincoln, NE, I was hoping that maybe I would get to see my own artwork there.

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SAQA Conference – Lincoln, NE

Whenever I travel east, it feels a bit like time travel. The cities are older and the buildings more historic. When I recently traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, it felt like going back into my past.

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Flagstaff First Friday

A few weeks ago, I drove down to Flagstaff for Anna’s 20th birthday. I arrived on Friday and Anna, being a college student, already had plans for the evening. Of course, she was able to spare enough time for me to take her and her friend out to dinner (me paying) before the event. How could my girl young lady be 20?!!

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St. Louis Art Museum - Part 2

There is so much to see at the St. Louis Art Museum, it is hard to absorb in one day. And hard to write about it all in one post. So here are a few more artworks that didn’t make it into the last post.

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St. Louis Art Museum - Part 1

As we drove through the park, the shiny silver tree caught my eye. I thought I would not want to be near it in a lightning storm. Then, we parked the car and walked up to the large stone building and a beautiful view. We had arrived at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Engraved on the facade of the stone building are the words, “Dedicated to art, and free to all.” The roman numerals for 1903 were next to it.

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Glass Beach

Can you turn a dump into a tourist attraction? Apparently, you can.

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The town of Mendocino

The town of Mendocino is small and quaint. All roads leading to it seem to be curvy (from some distance away), which I guess is why it hasn’t turned into a big tourist trap.

One of the interesting things I found about the town was the old water tower structures, which many have been transformed into houses. Some with the water barrels still on top, some with the water container removed to make an awesome deck.

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Mendocino Headlands

Each morning, I would would awake early and look out the window. I could see trees, buildings, fences and a little bit of sky. I would look to the sky to decipher the weather. After a breakfast of oatmeal cooked in the “apartment kitchen,” I would head out to explore, mostly the headlands and some of the town of Mendocino, CA. before the workshop, for which I had traveled there, started.

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The New Color Mixing for Dyers

After a long day of driving, with many s-curves and hairpin turns toward the end, I was relieved to have finally arrived at my destination. I parked on the street and, not seeing any signs, began to wander around the “campus” of architecturally random buildings. Eventually, I saw some young people go into a building. I followed them in, thinking, “Maybe this is where I check-in.”

A glance through the door revealed a climbing wall and what looked like people doing circus training.

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