The postman cometh

 

Lone Star Loom Room

Lone Star Loom Room

Although I suspected it would arrive soon, after all, the charge did magically appear on my credit card, it was still a surprise when the postman rang. These are the Swedish cotton warp yarns and a wool experimental yarn from Lone Star Room. The wool is an 8/2 and may be too fine for my needs. It also seems to be very tightly spun, just from touching it.

Maryann Didricksen, Red Petals

Maryann Didricksen, Red Petals

Another really exciting package arrived at the same time in a really well wrapped and protected package. Inside was a letter explaining about protecting pastel paintings, so I took a brief look and closed it up again. Framing will come later. This is by Maryann Didricksen, titled Red Petals. She has other paintings posted on her Facebook page and her website.

And thinking of pastels makes me remember this photo of Georgia O’Keeffe’s pastels. They say that she made them herself. Even though they are very old, and I have no idea how to use them, I save my grandmother’s pastels. Pastels seem like they would be such a difficult medium to use, so I can’t imagine actually creating a beautiful painting with them.

The exhibit of Annie Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage photos about Georgia O’Keeffe and her work is at the Georgia O’Keeffe museum right now. New Mexico magazine also has a nice article.

In the de-cluttering that I have been doing, my goal is to only have things that make me smile, and that includes art. Do you have art that makes you smile?

 

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