Thursday, June 30, 2011
Hoidy Toidy Houses and Quilt Cruising with Mary Lou in February to Panama, Curaceo,Aruba, Mexico and other hot spots of color!
Samples of wonky houses from Mary Lou-wonder where I get my ideas?
One of my most favorite workshops to teach is about houses and buildings with people inside and things to look at up close. I called it "Hoidy Toidy Houses" and I found a few photos from a workshop PLUS some real life houses on a cruise I did earlier and I am doing again in February.Many of you know my friend Linzee who writes for American Patchwork and other magazines. She came and took my Hoidy Toidy Houses workshop and this was where she was on day three....Her blog is called pearl the Squirrel
A bright and happy sample from the Hoidy Toidy Houses workshop....now the windows need the people and things put inside....
Details are always what story quilts are about....things that are fun to look at and to get closer to the quilt to see....not the dog in the window or entry on the left....isn't that cute?
Above is Folk Art that I took photos of painted on a fruit stand-I love any folk art...so free and so colorful and fun! -This was in Costa Rica on the cruise
Here are some Panama Molas that we all bought and I took photos of
This place was right on the ocean and was for sale. I would have loved to own it just because the color was so beautiful and the stripes on the columns outside...imagine the colors your furniture could be....painted chairs, birds painted on the walls of the diningroom, a kitchen with birds and fruits painted....
It must be wonderful to have this color but my goodness it is so hot and muggy there,,,I could not take the heat I am afraid.
My Husband went to high school in Panama as some of you know. He does well in the heat and I tell him that is why.
This was just a little vacation of some house quilts from the classes I teach and what we look at to inspire us.
You need to feed your artist by going to places that make you really look and imagine.