Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chattanooga 4 Bridges art festival

Despite the overcast sky and intermittent rain showers, the annual 4 Bridges Art Festival in Chattanooga was a bustling venue this past weekend. The work of regional and national artists was diverse and unique and exhibits included sculpture, ceramics, glass, painting, photography, jewelry, glasswork and textiles. Accompanying the art was live music and enticing fair foods.

These hearts, created by ceramic artist, Marilee Hall, caught my eye and three of them came home with me to hang in my studio. I also picked up a freeform crochet handbag, by fiber artist Diane Leshin. Freeform knitting and crochet is a technique with which I've been wanting to experiment. Maybe the bag will inspire me to pick up my hook and yarn and start a scrumble or two.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I love color!

Coloring Easter eggs is an annual “event” at our house. We rummage for the remains of last year’s egg coloring kits and combine them with the new stickers and trendy rub-ons in the current year’s kits. Out comes our vast collection of egg dippers—including the one with the bent handle for the duotone eggs—and the box of 96 crayons (with the built-in sharpener!) for making wax resists. We even use a crayon to draw stitching lines on at least one egg to make it look like a baseball (see the dark orange one on the far left). Then we dip and dunk, and within 30 minutes, a rainbow assortment of a dozen or more hard-boiled eggs is drip-drying and ready for Easter basket assembly.

Whether eggs, fabrics, yarns or threads, playing with the color is always delightfully inspiring.
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