Archive for the 'Art' Category

From Syria to Canada

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

CBC News: Drawings of Syria: Child refugees colour horrors of war. “Children of families settling in Surrey, B.C., draw pictures of old homes in Syria, new homes in Canada.”

… but not the ‘Painted Ladies’

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Hoodline: Meet Dr. Color: How Bob Buckter Repainted San Francisco. His website is

“Quick: imagine a colorful San Francisco Victorian. The way it looks in your mind’s eye probably has something to do with Buckter’s decades of steady influence.
One vista he hasn’t directly touched is the famed “postcard row” of painted ladies on Alamo Square. He’s done other historic work on the park, but not on that uniquely iconic stretch of Steiner St. They are “a bit understated for my taste,” he says.”

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Quilt Envy

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

If I had unlimited time (and budget for buying fabric and notions), I would love to sew a lot more. One of my favorite quilters that keeps a weblog is Ashley of Film in the Fridge fame. Take a look at these gorgeous quilts:

Modern Quilts

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Tara Faughnan (website, weblog) makes beautiful modern quilts. I like the colors and the geometric patterns she chooses and wouldn’t mind having one to hang on our living-room wall. Or maybe I should steal one of her ideas, adapt to our color palette, and get on with the sewing myself!

See How We Sew: Tara Faughnan – Embrace your creative mess! and Part 2 – Tara Faughnan shares her quilts.

Michael Miller Fabrics offers a printed cotton fabric with the Fireworks design by her, and you can download the instructions (PDF) for her Prism Quilt for free. Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches made this version using subtle prints next to solids.

Movie Mash-up

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

YouTube: The Lord of the Rings (Suicide Squad Style!) “Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy mashed in the style of the Suicide Squad trailer!”

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