Sunday, September 30, 2012
HuntsVille Alabama a wonderful place that supplied many new ideas and lovely Southern Friends
Here I am in Huntsville with Jodi who was one of my hostess's. We went to Harrison Brothers Hardware...a fabulous OLD hardware store that is owned by the city and has all of the old things in an old store and new things to buy...it was so wonderful to visit. If you are ever in Huntsville this is a must see!
There were so many things on the old shelves that I remember and in piles on surfaces...I remember going to an old store like this was I was teeny in my Grandmother's town in Wardner BC Canada....this just took me right back there...so lovely. I bought three pumpkins out of old corragated metal that were polka dotted and the lady looked at me like I was nuts...she said "what are you going to do with those big pumpkins? "I said "decorate with them". She just smiled....I could tell what she was thinking...
Loved how the floors were rickety and uneven like the old days....everything about this was charming....I love to see history and art and I got to see both on this trip. The South has lovely things to see always.
This was such a lovely art show and I am a new fan of this guy!
Next, Jodi took me to the Alabama Museum of art. It was a wonderful Museum and the colors and space inside were fabulous.
We saw this show and they let me take photos...I am a new fan of Sloan's ( a man)!
The colors are enchanting and beautiful and his gift of putting together stories is wonderful and so fun to see in person. This would translate to quilts well I think...
Isn't this inspiring? Can you pull ideas out of these images for your stories and your art work? I think these are so much fun and if I didn't know better I would think the little girl with the fudgecycle in the photo with the cars is me....
Hope this brings some joy to you...you sure did me!