Patty liked this giraffe out front of the gallery.
The ceramic art inside was awesome...There was ceramic art being shown all over town this weekend.
We had lunch at Bernardo's...their famous Salmon BLT is to die for! Then we stopped in at the magazine store and got a small piece of dark chocolate each for dessert! We also looked at the magazines. Patty liked one about making dolls. I looked at fiber art books.
We stopped in a few stores in that neighborhood and then were going to go to the Artery, but I decided we might need to get the car first as the meter was about to run out. So we started back to the car. The only problem being neither of us paid too much attention to the name of the street we left it on. (you can start laughing any time now...) so we walked up one street and down the next...at one point Patty saw a bank on a corner she thought looked familiar. And then I noticed we were back at the Pence Gallery! Oh yes, the path on the side of the gallery was one we had come down...taking that turn we spied an antique store we'd come thorough to that path...so back tracking got us out the front of that store...and lo and behold THERE WAS MY CAR right where I'd left it!!! Okay, you can STOP laughing NOW!!!
We decided to skip the Artery, but instead drove up F street to the Davis Art Center. There was an incredible display of ceramic art there too. And some assemblages by Tom Poste of rocks. I especially liked this one in the nine wire baskets. Seeing it now reminds me of my nine heart squares I knit recently into a baby blanket.
Patty liked this huge ceramic vase and brushes by another artist. She said it was " YOU" meaning me, so I posed for her as she grabbed the camera out of my hand.
On the way out I loved seeing this case of colorful threads in one of the arty classrooms.
From there we scooted over to Terry Busse's house as she was having an Art in the Garden Sale at her home studio, along with several other artists. Terry was busy in her kitchen fixing food for an evening poetry reading also on her agenda.
She generously GAVE ME a big plastic bag full of wool scraps!
I am sure I can turn them into magical art! She also invited me to pick from a bag of ceramic hand made buttons to take home.
I bought a fun pin and some cards!
Going to Terry's house and art studio
is a real treat.
I know you are busy Terry but if you happen to see this:
THANK YOU again!!!!
making room I am sure for many more wonderful new pieces. Something about seeing all that thread in all those colors
made my heart sing!
Patty and I both liked her new series of watercolor/collages that covered two walls. An artist friend of hers was selling her hand dyed wool and yarns. Someone else was selling candles cut into amazing forms.