Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Continuing Projects into 2016

Kathie, new portrait/collage style

It has been too long since I've posted here...as evidenced by all the new things I have to show you and by my deleting by mistake two other starts. I'm celebrating the end of my 100 Hot Flash Women portrait project with a show Jan-March 2016 at the Port Angeles Library,  opening Friday January 8, 6-8 at the Library. I hope to see a lot of you there.

Wall piece with mementos Dad, then Mom, saved of his time at camp in 1939

Fabric Journal page of me helping Dad type in probably 1948 when he was still an undergrad

Grandma Bick and a friend playing dress up in the early 1900's

I have been inspired by all the saved family photos we retrieved while helping Mom to move twice in the last 2 years. I've been scanning them and printing on silk. David is going to scan a bunch more when he has time, and the VT historical societies were excited to receive some. It seems that saving the history and day-to-day experiences of ordinary people is as important to me as painting everyday women's portraits with 100 Hot Flash Women. Some friends told me about online places, and even one in town where Inherited Stories can be saved and cross-referenced.

I was going to make an ancestor quilt for my newest grand niece who is expected in March in Chicago. My local niece, Serene, suggested that I make a quilt for her with current relatives who live far enough away that she won't see them often. Here is a wonderful self-portrait that my nephew, Thayer made:

Thayer Self-portrait. The family art affinity is strong
Sun is out, time to walk. I'll try to stay in touch with you all better in 2016. Ediz Hook is still my favorite downtown beach...I ALWAYS wanted to live near salt water, and here I can afford to.

December at Ediz

New reconditioned iMac and new printer and upcoming second class at Peninsula College, starting soon. This time in Adobe Illustrator...which should motivate me to post more. I keep pushing my technology skills, stretching my brain. All Communities should be evolving for aging in place...more fun and valuable that putting all us Boomers in Nursing Homes.

More Later. Stay Tuned!

Tenacious seaweed at Ediz, Great Design Element!