Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Great Weekend

Kristin La Flamme and her family came to visit us this weekend. We shared our 2012 Series art quilts from the current 12x12 project. They are spread out on the table here.

Another delightful bonus from our 12x12 connection and our weekend together was how much fun our kids had together! Seriously, they were never at a loss for things to do, discuss, play, read or giggle about.

There were even some brain sucking spiders invading the White House lawn... apparently.

While in DC, we also enjoyed a quick visit to the Corcoran Gallery where there is an exhibit of Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park Series. Of course, no photos allowed in the museum, but here is a big sign about the exhibit.
There has been lots of buzz about this exhibit around the art quilting world, so Kristin and I felt *obligated* to go see it. And we were glad we did! (You can read about Lisa Call's visit to the exhibit here.) 

I've visited lots of art museums lately (ie The Lourve and The Orsay) and I'm experiencing a recurring question in my mind. As I look at a painting that catches my eye, I always wonder how the same piece of art -- same design, same size, same colors -- would look if it were created in fabric and stitch rather than paint and brush stroke. Kristin and I talked about this and lots of other things related to process, design, intention and working in a specific format for years and years. 

Kristen brought a little gift... this fantastic coffee mug! From which I am drinking as I draft this post.


Kristin L said...

Yes! It was a great weekend. I blogged too: I'm glad you are enjoying your mug. :-) Thank you again for the gifts and the wonderful hospitality.

Diane Perin said...

It's just too bad that your kids don't get along well and are so stand-offish with each other. :-D

Natalya Khorover Aikens said...

where is the LIKE button???? how fab!

Anonymous said...

When my family was in Paris last year, we were able to see how an abstract artist was reinterpreting Monet's Water Lilies (3rd photo). It was fascinating: