Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Gift...

Saturday is my youngest sister's 50th birthday.  This textile collage is based on our grandmother's jazz band days in the late 20s and early 30s.   Grandma played the Souzaphone and three of the other ladies are her sisters.  Even in their 90s we fondly referred to them as "The Girls."  I used hand-dyed canvas to represent their strength and silk to represent their gentle spirits. 

My sister, Linn, received the gift of a wonderful singing voice.   Her musicality, no doubt having been handed down from "The Girls."  She has the gentlest spirit of anyone I know and a heart as big as all outdoors.  When Linn loves you, she really loves you!  And this is my gift to her for loving me.  Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

Friday, May 15, 2009

First Days

My first blog.  I have a lot to learn and I have no idea what to expect.  Baby steps.  My husband and I created a business 19 years ago called 'Traditions.'  It's all about our creative endeavors.  His is woodworking and mine have changed faces many times over the years.  Right now it's mixed media art, altered books, textile arts and just about anything that catches my fancy, with the emphasis being anything vintage.  This is my way of connecting with all the wonderful and creative people out in blog land.  It's a place where I will post whatever is in my heart at the moment.  Please bear with me as I make this journey into the unknown, it may be quite a ride.