Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tags and Surprises

Hi everyone. My question today (as it is many days) is "Where is this week going to?"
Yesterday (Wednesday)  I was home all day and finished going through and sorting out my craft books, which is my project of the week. I cleaned out about 1/3 of them, which made lots of space for new books. Or not. :)
I also made a tag for Tag Tuesday. The latest challenge is texture.
I started by covering a tag with some white burlap. Then I dropped some green and blue alcohol ink onto it and rubbed it with a baby wipe.  Once it all dried, I stapled a piece of twine and also this lock shaped long armed pin. And I added the little palm tree charm.
And my garden is starting to look rich and summery.
 The lupines are in bloom and today I noticed the first of the rose buds had opened up.
 And my irises are looking amazing.
Of course in my big garden the weeds are taller than the flowers. :)
And I have a few more photos from my visit to the Portland Museum of Art on Tuesday.
 This piece was called porch cushion. I thought it really was a cushion, until I read the plaque about it which explained it was made from wood. It did look real.  I'm not saying it isn't really well done and it took talent to make, but I don't get what makes it museum quality. I guess I don't know enough about modern art to understand it.
 And the museum had a couple of Juan Miro paintings.
 As well as this interesting Magritte.
 This was a cool wall covered in sheets of music and painted.
 And finally they had this Mary Cassatt piece. She is a famous American painter who specialized in women and children. I particularly like the background.
I'm not sure if this is considered a finished piece or not.
Anyhow, hopefully you enjoyed the views.
And I'm glad you stopped by and visited.


Michele said...

your tag is marvelous -- the burlap really took the alcohol inks very well! wonderful photos also. thanks for linking to tag tuesday! xo

Wilma Simmons said...

Thanks for sharing your visit to the art gallery... I really like your textured tag - brilliant use of staples!

CJ Kennedy said...

The tag reminds me of the little door in Alice in Wonderland where she peeked through the lock to see the garden. Fun! And your garden is just beautiful. Love your irises.

When it comes to modern art, sometimes I think the emperor is naked.

Valerie-Jael said...

LOVE your texture tag, what a great idea, and sooooooooooooo gorgeous! The Miro, Magritte and Casatt paintings from the museum are wonderful but I'll agree with you about the porch cushion. Enjoy your flowers, have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Wonderful ideas for your textured tag and thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday

Great photographs of the flowers and the artwork. Article sts have such amazing ideas and talent. I love the wall but not sure I could live with it

Love Chrissie xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Where do I begin? That tag is fabulous. I'm definitely going to have to play in this one. I LOVE texture, too. Your use of staples is genius. I was really impressed.

Gosh, I can't believe my irises have been gone for nearly two months. They didn't last more than a few days, either. Your weather is SO far behind mine.

As for the museum, we have to remember that beauty (and art) is in the eye of the beholder. I see your concern over the porch cushion, and I could show you some modern art in my art museum that makes me question who decided a certain piece was worthy of buying.

Our art museum also has a Mary Cassatt. Not only was she an important American painter, she was the first woman in America to make a name for herself in the Impressionist movement. Very few Americans, males in particular were good Impressionist painters. She made a name for herself in that respect alone. I would call it a finished piece, especially from an impressionistic point of view. Thanks for sharing these latest pieces with us.

Divers and Sundry said...

i'm enjoying your garden photos. Such beautiful blooms!

The variety is one thing I love in art museums :) The "odd" pieces that don't look like art to me give me the most food for thought.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This tag is AMAZING! WOW..... I love it and I love the wonderful impressions of your garden and the exhibits are fantastic -- would love to see them in reality too!
Happy Friday!
oxo Susi

sheila 77 said...

Fun and clever tag. I like the little tree and the lock.
Modern art - isn't it strange sometimes. Our Modern Art gallery certainly shows some suspicious excuses for art.
Thanks for showing these, I always enjoy your outside adventures.

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful textures tag, loved the colours of inks you used.
More super photos again, I am wondering about that cushion as well, not to my taste in art, but folk must like it for it to be on show in the gallery.
Loved the photos in your garden as well.
Yvonne xx

Joan said...

Fantastic textures on your tag - love it!!!

Jeanie said...

I love using the burlap on the tag. It has wonderful texture and the colors work so well together. Nice challenge.

Thanks for taking us to the art museum. I'm pretty sure I would have liked what you saw there and to see great art in person always takes my breath away!

WendyK said...

A great textured tag, thank you for joining us on Tag Tuesday.