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Saturday, July 2, 2011
Many years ago I took this photo of a bench in Newport Beach, Ca.. I don't like to change the subject when I see something I like.. I could have removed the Coke cup, but liked the color red, and it told a story. The story being anything in your imagination.
I won a Blue Ribbon for the framed photograph, and also sold it.. Which, for an artist is much appreciated.. I have a series of "slides" (old fashioned word), and process, of benches where ever I found them when traveling.
Naturally, this wonderful wrought iron bench in Solvang caught my eye. Are benches for the tired and weary, or a place to sit and eat. Take a moment and contemplate.. A bench is always welcome no matter if plain or fancy... Which one attracts you?
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,