– Northbound 35

Retrospective (9/15)

Patch #244 Pottery path

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We’re on the road again, having left at 7:30 this morning. After traveling ten miles from the house to get on I-35, this is the straight-shot view that we have had most of the day …

Northbound 35 provides lots of opportunities to slow down and take pictures of construction vehicles …

Fortunately, there were also some scenic views along the way, such as this one at the Turner falls overlook …

and we also had some fun for the grandkids’ enjoyment at the impressive Sam Noble Natural History Museum on the campus of Oklahoma University in Norman …

Last, but not least, we marveled at the exhibits of Native American arts, including these pottery motifs that are sure to appear on a future patch or two …

– A great day for stitching

Retrospective (7/24/2016)
Patch #200 Radio recollections

Belated recollection of a morning memory can be found in the post on July 24.
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Five patches popped out today as the thermometer climbed into triple digits.

A tulip done in Inktense pencils for July 7th …
inspired by this piece of Newcomb pottery …

The star-studded wall in Amy’s Ice Cream for July 13th …

Scraps from Georgia’s Window stitched under the influence of Jude Hill’s Spirit Cloth for July 9th and 15th …

culled from a lap-full of scraps …

using two different techniques: seaming edges together (top) and layering them on a base cloth a la Spirit Cloth 101 (bottom) as revealed on the B-sides …
and the neon sign in Riley’s Tavern for July 10th …

Next up?  My take on Don’s Beach or Mountains for July 8th … still working on that one.

– Newcomb College revisited

Retrospective (7/18/2016)
Patch #189 Newcomb Tulip

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I was tickled when the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane announced a Newcomb coloring book …

It arrived at the end of June, but sadly it wasn’t quite what I had hoped for. So I went back to the larger tome that we got in May and started paging through, trying to find the perfect piece to work.
What I found instead was a sense of what I most enjoy about Newcomb pottery. Strong vertical elements …

organic forms in soft blues and greens …

many accented with a curry gold …

So I made a tiny sampler patch to tuck into my post for June 30th …

A more considered take is yet to come.