Monday, March 16, 2015

"RECKLESS NECKLACE" BY MRI PILAR & ART BY MARLYNNE

Such Fun! I purchased this handmade creation "Reckless Necklace" from a fantastic 3-Dim Artist/Teacher Extraordinaire last summer at The Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas. My neighbor and I were fortunate to be able to take a workshop with her in Mosaics.  Some of my art is also on display there.

Just wearing the Necklace makes for a party!

I've had so much fun creating these "Funny Fowl" quilt blocks!

These are the last ones! now I'm ready to pick the fabric strips to go between the blocks and the backing/binding. I'm thinking Black with white polka dots and solid black. We'll see!

We were encouraged to paint an historical building for an art contest at our Art League this next meeting. I decided on painting my two childhood homes. This was my first one in the  late 30's and early 40's in K.C., Mo. I can still remember a bright sunny front room with doilies on the back of all the chairs (which I still do) and a big Snowball Bush on one side of the house and a Lilac on the other!

My second childhood is no longer standing. I lived here from the early 1940's to 1955 when I graduated from High School and married my husband of 60 years this Aug. 26th. I have many memories of this home! Racking up leaves in the side yard and making forts. Where I lost my Amethyst birthstone ring never to find again! When I was about 15  Daddy and Mother purchased the vacant lot next to our side yard. It was covered in small trees and underbrush. That summer I decided I wanted to turn it into a park. So with my  Daddy's hand saw, gloves and  strong determination, I accomplished it. An added benefit was  slimmed  down body!

Finally purchased the frames for these 3 Spring paintings. They are now on display at different location in the area.

This is a "throw back Thursday" photo of our grandson Davey and his fort in about 2008.

This is an old photo of our "Go Go Girls + 1" Around 2008 also. Hope you are enjoying the soon arrival of Spring also! Blessings!

1 comment:

laurajane said...

Amaizing necklace ,and lovely art work as usual.I love the paintings of your old home,we also have covers on the back of all the chairs,antimacassars my mum called them.I do beleive Macassar was the greasy stuff men put in their hair.Im rambling on Marlynne.....Love the chicken blocks.x