Sunday, June 27, 2010

great weekend

my buddy leaf, who has been a friend since the early 1980s, came to stay with me this weekend. her mom and sis live in town, and usually our visits are sandwiched between family trips, but this weekend she stayed here. how nice it was!

we started with a great friday evening visit with other friends, lunch saturday (along with an art swap out at gaia gallery), then great thai food with leaf's mom, then roller derby.

my grandma loved roller derby, and its revival has been of interest to me for that reason. leaf's cousin's wife plays, so we went to watch. what fun!

the olympus doesn't do so well inside in dim lighting, but the photos are sort of interesting-

today was hangin' day at the art source. i managed to find some old work on gallery wrapped canvas that worked (the 2 diptychs). i got approval from the committee before hanging the 3 on the right. we did talk about having more defined rules & emphasizing the changing 1/3 of the art monthly more.

we also hung the annual juried show. fun to see all of the different pieces. entries from many states, which is cool, one piece in a crappy falling apart frame. only 1, probably not too bad. hopefully the artist can be contacted to fix it.

lastly, added the stencils to this around the edge & like it much better. it's been hanging out for a while and it needed something- which i finally identified as a framing element. i was going to add crackle paste, but the stencils may be enough.

hope everyone else had a great weekend too- back to work tomorrow-


Postcards from Wildwood said...

Wow! Great photos! I'm so impressed with your capture not only of the speed of movement but also of the atmosphere of the place. They're brilliant.
You are so prolific! And I love the colours of that last piece. The stencilling fits in perfectly.
Have a great week.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Stephanie said...

Love the Roller Derby photos! Like Janice said you captured the speed and atmosphere of the event. Much better to my mind as a record. What a busy and lovely time it sounds like you had with your friend!

Barb said...

Roller Derby?? Marianne, I would never have guessed this proclivity of yours!

marianne said...

hi all- thanks! barb- my friends expose me to all sorts of interesting things! :)