Showing posts with label Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Show all posts

Monday, June 25, 2012

Quilt Shop Running and Levitated Mass

Saturday I had the pleasure of driving around parts of Los Angeles,Orange and San Bernardino Counties with listener Tami and her friend Debbie as we visited seven different quilt shops on the Southern California Quilter's Run.  We had such a great time figuring out where they were located, meeting funny demo gals, enjoying a great lunch and looking for new fabrics, rulers and notions.  Five of the seven stores we visited were new to me and I look forward to visiting them again soon.  Well, maybe not the ones so far away - I'll catch them again on the next run.

I did pick up some fun new things:
They are: Varsity and Fast Forward Patterns from Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.  A Little Duffle Do It by Karen West and Bridget's Bagettes by Atkinson Designs.
The Rulers:  4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and the Lazy Angle Creative Grids rulers, A Quick Quarter II by Quilter's Rule and the Wing Clipper from Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Design.  

Today I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for a school project where I was to view paintings of children to help me write an analysis of how those children were portrayed contrasted to the Approaches to Adolescence concepts I've been learning in my summer class.  It was a great visit and I appreciate the assignment but it was so difficult to walk around LACMA without stopping, drooling and pondering about many other artworks. As I was with others I did not have the luxury to take my time but I hope to get back there again before the summer ends.

Totally by chance, Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer formally went on display yesterday on the LACMA grounds and of course I had to walk over and take a look.  Yes, it is huge - at 340 tons how could it not be. Was it a waste to truck this megalith 105 miles from the Jurapa Valley in Riverside County to Los Angeles? Levitated Mass never took the freeway on it's journey - it traveled on side streets the entire way by night and even came very close to my own home.  A lot of controversy surrounded the move with many of the opinion of what a poor choice of resources it was to move a rock.  What do you think?
Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer
Gotta run put the finishing touches on my dessert for Tuesday at the {Summer}Table tomorrow.  :)
Buona Serra~