I went off to New York City this week with Sue Ellen for three days. It was great fun. First we went to the Museum of Craft and Design. There was a different show on each level as usual. They were mostly about light and sound. It was fun and beautiful.The next stop was Central Park where we watched the pigeons as they enjoyed the sculptures too. We walked to Time Square where we stopped in the M&M store. I had to purchase Pumpkin Pie Flavored M& M’s. I was amazed by the walls of choices Across from this on was another with eight shades of purple on it.
Friday we got up and went to the Bronx to the Botanical Garden to see the Chihuly show. This ” Rods and Logs” sculpture was the fist we visited. Then we walked to the Native Plants garden to see this Boat.I really like the colors here and the reflections. We walked to the library and viewed his sketches and “Baskets”. Even though the drawings were one three or four lines, it sure was a great testament for doing sketches before you begin a work. This Ice Blocks sculpture was in front of the Library. We went to the greenhouse and looked at more work. I think I took as many photos of plants and flowers as I took photos of the glass. In this last one the glass and plants sure blend together nicely. We visited the Succulent Garden the Rose garden, the Lilac Garden, the Cherry Blossom Garden, and two waterfalls. We rode the sub way back to 59th street where we got off and walked to a restaurant for dinner. Then we went down to Time Square and the theatre where we watched “Kinky Boots”. We enjoyed our day and we walked over 23,000 steps. I will be hard pressed to beat that record.
Saturday we got going and went south to the Whitney. I liked the Calder display the most. But I have been in love with mobiles sense I was in the sixth grade when we made them in art class with Mrs. Fister. After eating on the museum patio we walked the High Line Park north. It was a chance to get some great views of the city and the Hudson River as well as people watch. We had a good time and I enjoyed myself a lot.
Fractured Glyph This work is 32” w X 43” l. This quilt is a made from the cut-aways from Glyph VI. I pebble quilted in the green and gold areas, and reflective quilted the other areas. This method of quilting means the raw edges are more rugged.