I'm working on a quilt. Yep, really. Nope, I don't know how to sew, but it's turning out quite nicely, thank you very much.
I've learned something very important about myself. If I freak out over making things too perfect then I never finish the project. I have a basement FULL on unfinished projects that are my research evidence.
So in tackling this new craft I decided to be a little more loosey goosey. That means I don't pin anything. I don't plan anything out, I just cut a bunch of squares and rectangles and I pick them up and stitch them together.
I'm using the Basics line I designed for Basic Grey which they made up for Moda. I've added in some reds and deep browns to give it a little more punch of color.
I have also learned that if in my desire to post only perfect photos taken with my mondo size camera and which require 2 hours of editing (to achieve the quality I like) then I don't post for months at a time. But, when I'm willing to post iphone photos...voila...I actually do it.
Like a big ole grizzly stirring after a long winter's nap, I've emerged to post once again.
A few weeks ago McKean and I went south to be moved by artists young and old. The first exhibit we went to was the Utah High School Art Show at the Springville Art Museum.
There is some serious talent here. The show ends March 25th so if you have a chance to go, I highly recommend it. I only had my iphone with me but I was able to get a few images:
This was my favorite multi media piece but there were several mm pieces that I loved.
Then we headed up to the BYU Fine Arts Museum to see Carl Bloch exhibit.
So beautiful. So moving. So brilliantly displayed. So much better than I imagined it to be. This is something that I will remember for the rest of my life. My love for my Savior grew when I saw this tender painting of him in the Garden of Gethsemane being comforted by an angel.
You will not regret going. I promise.
Tickets are free too I just recommend that you get on the website and order them before you go because it gives you a free parking pass that you can print out which is in a lot right by the museum.
Ski has heard back from most of the schools he applied to for his PHD (either in Applied Physics or Mechanical Engineering). He got into Cornell, UPenn. Received very generous fellowships from Brown and University of California at San Diego and is wait-listed at Harvard. So he and I are headed back East to check out some schools - and do a little antiquing along the way. We're making a side trip to NYC - because... well, do you even need a reason to visit NYC.
Spencer put in his mission papers last week and we should hear soon where he is headed this summer.
McKean has taken up the accordian and is quite good at it. Now Mike and I just need to learn how to polka.