Yesterday was the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh in 1853. I didn’t want to let the day pass without recognizing him. While he never achieved fame during his lifetime for his paintings, now almost everyone recognizes his works…and they are quite amazing. Click on this link to enjoy his many paintings.
Archive for March, 2015
I am away from the easel for a few days but have been taking some reference photos. This morning while driving in South Carolina I saw the most unusual clouds in the sky.
Twenty-five years ago this week the largest art heist in history took place in Boston. You may remember that I posted about it a couple of years ago. (Read that here.) I have visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum several times and get an eerie feeling every time I come across an empty frame.
There are many theories about what happened to the art valued at $500 million and this interesting article in Gizmodo lays out a few. Take a look here.
What do you think happened to it?
Crochet is BACK! It’s cool again and so many people are rediscovering this fun (and addictive) hobby. We have been having classes in crochet at The Studio and so many people are learning how to crochet.
One of the standards in crochet is the Granny Square. You can make so many things from squares from blankets to ponchos to hats to sweaters and more.
Here are some samples of traditional granny squares as well as a pattern chart for some “not so traditional” squares ( from Mes Favpros Tricot-Crochet website) that we will be looking at in our next crochet class on April 12th. Consider joining us. Click here for more info on the class.
Of course, one of my favorites is this floral granny square blanket that Big Mama made me many years ago. I treasure it.