Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Haiku 4 U

churning gray waters
salt spray slaps my cheeks, my face
stormy sea's today

© Lydia Lowe  2/20/2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

- Émile Zola

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Last year I started a year long project named "Home Sweet Home".  This was an Internet pattern which was offered by the "Quilt Happy, Quilt Often" blog.  Here's how mine looks, all finished and in a frame.
I didn't quilt it because the appliques are made of felt and they are very fragile.
I love the way it turned out.  So, I'm going to enter it as a challenge project.
Silver Needles Quilt Guild, of which I am a member, is having our annual quilt challenge unveiling at the February meeting.
Our challenge this year was to prepare a project that reflected a poem or quote.
Here's the poem that goes with this project:

                       Caitlin L. Crawford

When I think of "home" I think of cherry pies
                                                   mulberry trees
                                                   bumble bees

When I think of "home" I think of hummingbirds
                                                   sun brewed tea
                                                   morning walks
                                                   Grandma and me

When I think of "home" I think of hidden trails
                                                   signs of spring
                                                   pumpkin pies

When I think of "home" I think of bedtime stories
                                                   roses blooming
When I think of "home" I can't help but chuckle

Because when I think of "home" I think of Heaven
                                                           of all that's kind
                                                           of dancing
When I think of "home" Grandma comes to mind

Silver Needles Quilt Guild Challenge

This is the original project that I created for the challenge.  The center is an embroidery design from an Internet designer, featured on the "Birdie Stitches" blog block of the month for 2011.  This was the April design.  
I don't know if you can read the quote, but it says:
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Haiku 4 U

a nail, pick it up
saving tires every day
it's just what I do

© Lydia Lowe  2/12/2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.

- Jane Yolen

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Haiku 4 U

twist, turn, in the sky
bright colors float, bounce about
tethered by white string

© Lydia Lowe  2/02/2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

 - Lewis Carroll

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Haiku 4 U

take it back, rodent!
the sun's shining, fine weather
shadows can't predict

© Lydia Lowe  2/04/2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

- Thomas Merton