Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sarah and Aaron are getting married!

SARAH WRIGHT AND AARON VOSKULL, I LOVES YOU! Here you see Sarah's wedding dress:
I've been fretting over this dress, but it seems unnecessarily as it turned out lovely! Thanks to Sarah for giving me another opportunity to challenge myself and show you how much I appreciate you. I hope your day is as lovely as we all would dream of. Christian and I leave for Italy and Spain on Saturday!!! I've been working to complete many projects before departure. It's best to be free from home when traveling.

We'll be in Bologna for a week and then Barcelona for another week. I'm an open cup and ready to be filled with the beautiful art, architecture, food and culture of these cities!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Malissa in her dress

...maybe we'll have a full body image sometime, but here's sweet Malissa in her dress made for a wedding she attended in Hawaii!

What is contemporary art and do we know it when we see it?

What does it mean to us to go see art?
Do we know what we intend to do?
Do we think about receiving the work and looking into the work?
Are we willing to be confused and affected by mystery?
Can we expose ourselves to the indefinable sensations art can induce?

The popular art show at museums across the nation is one that is just that, popular. Holland Cotter, in the New York Times article, Top of the Wish List: No More Blockbusters, points us toward smaller, manageable, more accessible exhibitions. In this scenario, the art may be more visible as the viewer may not have to bring his mind past the grandiose idea of being in the same room with a celebrity.

Friday, September 11, 2009

food and dresses

These days, clothes and food have really taken center stage. I wonder when I'll be drawing again? Soon I hope.
This past week, I've been making pasta. I've been cooking in our tangine (Thanks Lara and Grant, I love it.), and of course, designing and making dresses. This purple and turquoise, corduroy jumper is for my lovely friend Ruby Elizabeth Sutherlin-Sovern. Happy Birthday to Ruby! She's Seven. This is her new dress from Hol Sum. How fun to deviate from the formal and grown-up needs for clothing. I love these singing bird pockets for keeping keepsakes.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

we climbed, we conquered.

A few weeks ago, we walked to the top of Mt. Quandary. Here we are at 14,265 feet above sea level. This guy was also up there.