Artists Susan Middleman and Joan Brindle. Classmates reunited at Susan’s Opening Reception Friday night.
Class of 1965- they met as freshmen at Carnegie Tech
(now Carnegie Mellon University) Pittsburgh PA
Joan and I were art teachers in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and then Joan was my Art Supervisor. We became friends. That’s how I got invited to her friend Susan’s Art Opening Reception at Gallerie Chiz. The large oil paintings on paper are Susan’s art work.
I met the artist Susan Middleman through Joan.
Hosted by Gallerie Chiz owner/director Ellen Chisdes Neuberg who provided the space for connections. I knew she was the gallery owner as she came to introduce herself. I was inquiring if her plate held a sweet or a savory.
I thought it might be a chocolate or a meatball but it was a baby bella mushroom.
Ellen sported a cool purple outfit, unique art jewelry and turquoise glasses. Plus she wasn’t carrying a purse. Ellen and one other person would have been selected “best dressed” if I were from the paper.
Glass and found objects artist Elizabeth Fortunato showed her work at the art opening reception this evening, too. The show is open through October 10th.
The title is Waiting for the Rain to Stop
The white embroidered dress is from Hey Betty! Vintage Clothing down the street (5890 Ellsworth Avenue)
It was my daughter Laura’s idea. She called on Face Time and asked me what I was doing. I showed her the little stack of different size pumpkins hats I knit this past week.
“Make a pumpkin patch with all the knitted pumpkin hats.” she said. “Stuff them with something to make them stand up.” Good idea, Laura.
(I used a couple of large balls of yarn and some dishtowels.)
I was thinking about photographing outside in the grass but it is totally unfall-like with 85% humidity.
The morning sun was streaming in through the lace curtains onto the living room floor.
Not from every angle but the difference in lighting is remarkable.
My first full week of retirement, no back to school. It’s a transition. And we’re moving from summer to fall, even though the heat is intense. Another transition. I bought a snow shovel this week.
There’s still one hat on the needles. I’m knitting the last hat for my granddaughter Maura, who’s going to be 7 in November but said she’d wear one. I already gave one away a few days ago.
My other neighbor, J said the first pumpkin hat I posted looked like a tomato! I think these photos show the color of yarn as orange for sure. Two hats and the one for Maura are Superwash Merino wool and the others are Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Soft Non-Pilling Acrylic. Hopefully easy wash and dry for the moms.
The pattern was from Ravelry by Tara Thomsen in case you want to make some. Newborn to adult sizes. That’s enough for me this season.
Beneath Your Feet
I liked the composition.
Inspiration. Show what inspires you.
Vivaldi, Van Gogh, a bookcase full of poetry and another full of cookbooks.
There are those family and friends who love and encourage me. The new baby.
But I needed a single photo tonight. Now! A single image as a response to Krista’s WPC.
I rummaged through archives. There were no trumpet concertos calling to me.
When I went to the fridge for some cold water there it was! I found the new gold foil package of Irish butter, purchased earlier today and sitting on the shelf calling to me. I felt inspired.
I added the eggs in the Pyrex bowl and the little bottle of vanilla extract my friend J sent at Christmas.
The box of raspberries.
I’m out of lemons but wish I had one to add. A slice of toast.
iPhone 6 shot in my dark kitchen with the side light by the sink illuminating the Irish butter still life, not the overhead lamp- too much glare.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”
Big sister/little sister front seat back seat
selfie taken by granddaughter Anna.
1/2 empty cake stand
Impressionism at the car wash – 1/2 light 1/2 dark
Half hand knit shawl/half Golden Doodle photographed by Laura Thanks for sending
In response to the word of the week SYMBOL
At Kennywood Amusement Park this afternoon into evening. Saw a collection of symbols.
These are anonymous park patrons.
I’ve shot a lot of rainbows.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”
From my family’s basement.
I unearthed some holiday items for the challenge. Shot with the iPhone.