Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Orchids, photo ops and possible new quilt ideas

I'm behind in a new posting, due to a death in my "extended family" and planning for vacation.    So, I am going to quickly share a few of the favorite orchid photos I took at the orchid show last Saturday in Rochester.     Some of the colors were just outstanding and I took WAY MORE photos than I needed to, but I am still learning my new camera.   Unfortunately, I don't have names for all of them.   But enjoy the colors!

   I have completed another 6 x 6 for the Rochester Contemporary Art Center fundraiser.   Each work is to be 6 inches by 6 inches.   Artists form all over the world donate.   Patrons can purchase for $20 each.   It's always fun to watch the "sold" sign go up on a piece you submit.   Since I have been working in the Ann Brauer technique, I did a small piece with the 1/4 inch strips.   There is a line of beads and yarn across the center, and 3 larger beads across the bottom.   I have called it "At the Beach".

I have learned:

1.  The best laid plans often have to be adjusted and sometimes you just have to make a choice and do what you feel is best, given the circumstances.   Cut your losses and let peace of mind rule over financial considerations.
2.   Travel insurance isn't guaranteed..unless you can meet requirement A-Z.   I will think twice about that next time.
3.iPhone takes getting used to - even if you own an ipad which is supposed to be exactly the same.

I am grateful for a husband who spoiled me on Saturday with a trip to the orchid show, the phone store and Olive Garden!   It was a GREAT day!.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos! I think you and your new camera are getting along splendidly! Love the 6x6 piece.