|"Mad Milliner" Della Goheen and some of her hats.|
Sorry I'm so far behind on posting more La Quinta Arts Festival photos, but I've been REALLY busy sitting in the sun and eating Mexican food! But now I'll get back to business for a little bit and show some more fun stuff from the show.
Above is Della Goheen, the mad milliner from Olympia, WA, less than an hour from me back home. Della's hats are like fanciful birds about to take flight. She dyes banana fiber into the most luscious, rich colors and shapes it into lightweight graceful swirls and curves that seem to float around your head. I wish I could have afforded about a dozen. You can see better photos of her hats on her blog: http://madmilliner.blogspot.com/
|Collage artist Agnes Copeland.|
Next is Agnes Copeland, a collage artist and painter from California who sported this saucy hat and flower. Her art is pure happiness. I bought some cards featuring her sunny colors, and the one below is titled "Over the Beach."
Here's a quote from her brochure that might interest those of you who are artists:
"I've found that one way to grow is to repeat the same subject. I've done this one composition (buildings with steps) more than 100 times. It's a challenge. At first, I'm looking at an object ... but then the object is in my mind. As you replicate it, you simplify. Or you correct or figure out a better way of doing it. If you repeat it over and over again, you KNOW your subject." -- Agnes Copeland
|Hasuyo Miller of Temecula, CA, and her raku pajamas.|
Inspired by my two days of art in the flowered and grassy park, I pulled out my embroidery project and posed a block with the petunias on the condo patio. Nothing like California sunshine and flowers to rejuvenate the creative juices! (I hear it's STILL raining in Gig Harbor.)
Miss Lizzie wanted to get into the action, so here's a photo of her looking better than in the last post:
Have a colorful day