Monday, March 24, 2014

Joy of Art for Art Sake...Talent Shared

Double weave with tapestry
As we gathered at a member's home, I leaned back on a sofa cushion, only to find the most incredible art work...it seems the master of the house was bored this winter and used the mistress's loom to craft these exquisite pieces-double weave with tapestry pillows. I love the colors, the vibrance and it seemed to make sunshine, or a sunrise/sunset in your minds eye.

This couple's love of crafting art is reflected in the stained glass piece greeting visitors on the porch, the spinning wheel waiting for the spinners' return, the looms in her studio, the glasswork and dyeing kitchen in his.  I love to wander, yes, be nosy...check out this quilt...

On a grandchild's bed, awaiting their return, 
are the cats and other friends. 
And just to make the Cats more exciting,
the mice run round the bed. 

Walking through this home is always an opportunity to see how art is reflected in the crafts we choose. Whether it's cloth, fiber, glass or metal...art is an expression of one's soul, of one's vision. Luckily for us, they like to share their talents, to assist us on our own journey. The give us inspiration and motivation to find that sam joy and perhaps just a little of that talent.   

Thanks
 Vicki and Dwight! 

Note the button ears and embroidery tails

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