Today I had another very fun visit with my dear cousin Judy. I drove to her home getting lost only once, but finding help in a young college student in an information booth with a computer who Googled me out of my dilemma. Judy gave me my much desired tour of her beautiful garden...And made lunch for me in her homey kitchen...those are her home grown veggies on the counter many of which made it home with me for my dinner tonight! De-licious! We went for a long River walk (for about an hour) and discussed last nights debate, more politics, and her experience at a book talk by the author of Three Cups of Tea last night! And then we drove into town to visit the Sutter Hospitals Quilt Show. There were many beautiful quilts to see, but none we found to be the type of art quilts we both prefer. But lovely work nonetheless. These quilts are being auctioned off to support Cancer Cure Funding, many made in tribute to loved ones lost to cancer: This soft crazy quilt was Judy's favorite... I was excited to find this Hebrew Alphabet on the seventh floor (and yes we walked the stairs, my thighs can contest that truth to you as I sit here not moving)... This was another of Judy's favorites...the fact that it's title was her mom's name, Jane, may have had something to do with that. Maybe?I liked this mandala and photographed it for my friends here who love and paint mandalas.We both found the artist's craftsmanship in this piece worthy of our votes. The repetition in pattern in the fabric placed there by the artist making the pieces look like digitally produced kaleidoscopes was incredibly well executed.
It was a fun day, a delicious day, a day of art, and a most enjoyable family connecting day!
Thank you Judy! ***********************
And it is Day Three of the Big Draw
Today I visited Rowena's blog and while there read these words:
She said: Being an artist is about committing to art. Just like being a writer is about committing to writing. You are an artist if you make art. You are a writer if you write. Period, really, no matter if you never get a cent from it or no one ever likes your work or even sees it.
Rowena's words meant a great deal to me entering this third day of the Big Draw.
I was filled with doubt...thinking thoughts like "Who do you think you are, Lynn?"
"What makes you think you can do this?"
"Have you no shame competing or at least joining in with all these "real artists"?
And then I read Rowena's words and I relaxed...a bit.
And I took up my pencils and sketch pad again...
and I drew...
quickly maybe, with out much forethought...
but draw I did and
draw I will
and I will do my ever loving best NOT to compare myself to all the "real artists'"
doing the same here.
Humbly I post
Grandkids photos and joy of gardens everywhere!