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Great Falls, Montana, United States
I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Liberty Village Arts Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Liberty Village Arts Center. Show all posts

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Rise n' Shine ~

What a wonderful weekend!  I got a few things done; we made a delicious prime rib roast for our Saturday dinner, I finished my inventory list for the art show, and packed it all up.  Whew.  And gained an hour - thank goodness!  And woke up to a beautiful morning Sunday. How I love mornings!
 And I dearly love beautiful morning light, too.  This is the scene as I left Great Falls early yesterday, looking toward the Highwood Mountains in the far distant eastern sky.  It had been windy all night long, yet, much to my delight, it was quiet stillness, and a warm, peaceful morning as I headed north ninety miles, to my hometown of Chester, MT. 

 I am so, so, very honored to be invited here, and to participate in this show with my friend, mentor, and sweet artist heart, Katie Twedt!  We spent much of the day together, talking, and hanging quilts and canvases for the November Art Show "Color Connections" which will hang through the month at Liberty Village Arts Center.
 This is my first butterfly art-of-any-kind.

 I decided to take a short break, along a short country road, to an abandoned building, off the highway where I could have some privacy and take some photographs.  I shot this canvas too... which is based on a favorite song it is also named after.  "Rise and Shine!  And give God the Glory, Glory... Rise and Shine...  children of the Lord!"
 So let it be written.... SO LET IT BE DONE!

I have much to share, and I'm excited about all of it!  I've been working hard, and so I hope you will come back for Tuesday's post which will be the first of a couple of giveaways I've got in the works!  I have {finally} edited the pictures of my free motion quilting with the new Grip & Stitch discs, and I'm eager to GIVE ONE SET AWAY, and let you know what I think about this Clever Craft Tool!  


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A MarveLes Day!

Sunday was the Reception for my Quilt Show at Liberty Village Arts Center in Chester, MT, and a MarveLes day!
My Sweetest Guy In The World and I started down the road, heading north (90 miles one way!)  This is taken near Ft. Benton.  It was earlier in the morning, and it was a PERFECT Fall morning.  We stopped at the Missouri River Overlook, to snap a few!
I tried playing a bit more with some of the settings of my new Canon camera... and I love the blurry feel-softening of this picture below... but it's not quite 'on target' the way I think I'm supposed to do it.  Living... and learning.  Now that's a good shift, as I see it!
Look Ma!  No WIND!  Look at the beautiful river bottom with harvested fields, and yet green from the irrigation, too.  A beautiful study of contrasts.

We had good time soaking in the sunshine for a few moments of stretching and gazing into the BIG SKY.
Then on to the class "Paintstik Pizaaz."  This is an adorable jean jacket ... in 18 mos size!  It was made by beautiful friend, Lori Lyders for her granddaughter.  Isn't it sweet?  Well, maybe you can't tell from the photo, but it is truly very cute. 
And a final parting shot of Lori, myself, and my former art teacher, Katie Twedt of Rudyard MT.  Who knew (well, God did)... that we have a sweet relationship more than 30 years later.  It's been one of the biggest blessings of my 'art career' and both of these ladies have graced me with their kindness, support and encouragement.  I LOVE YOU BOTH!
These two ladies in particular work tirelessly, dedicating many hours to supporting the Arts in a small little prairie community on the Hi-Line in a rural setting.  Don't they just SHINE?!

And a GREAT BIG SHOUT-OUT to all the folks of my hometown, who came to say "Hi" to me, and view the quilt show.  It was an honor for me to be there!

For the next month, the Triangle Squares Quilt Guild will be displaying their quilts at Liberty Village Arts Center.  Then, in November and December, Katie Twedt, Paper Artist Extradordinaire will be displaying her goodies.  I hope, if you are ever in the area, you will visit the Center.  They are open Tues-Friday, 12:30-4:30 pm.

THANK YOU ALL!  I am truly blessed.
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