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Are you getting a sense of the place???

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Really quite small, filled with pieces having lived life alongside their owners, now waiting to bring new life to another space.

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Focused, carefully curated, each piece an individual treasure.

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Always such a joy to visit Miss Vicki – to see beauty through her eyes.

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I’ll be back in August for another family event in Crossroads!!!

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More inspiration from Homepieces

Delighting in the signature neutral palette so seamlessly woven throughout the shop, as well as the paint brush bouquets….

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imagine my surprise when these artist’s palettes were produced from behind the counter!!IMG_1618

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Homepieces:  always a place to find inspiration!!!

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Create!

No window into, or expression of the soul matches that of art…

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art in the most broad sense…in this case:  art of brush, pencil and pen

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The process is soothing, purposeful, joyful…

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bring sunshine to yourself and others!!!

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from the studio of Jennifer Eby

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‘Backyard’ treasures…part 2

Although John Nava’s  amazing tapestries lie 90 miles to the south in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles,  a full size test for the north wall 5 tapestry, along with  small survey of John Nava’s work has been on display at the Santa Paula Art Museum.

The test tapestry from the Communion of Saints Tapestry Cycle measures 192 x 82 inches.

stunning, moving, captivating

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Nava, a graduate of the UCSB College of Creative Studies, went on to earn an MFA in Florence, Italy.

Commissioned to do the tapestries, teaching himself to work in a new way, he paints his subject, then sends the image to be loomed in Belgium.

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Although the exhibit ended on November 8th, Nava’s tapestry “Lizzie with Knit Cap” has been sent to a permanent home at the Museum of Art, Design & Architecture at UCSB. 

Well worth a visit to see this extraordinary art!!!

 

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Postcard from a grateful heart

So grateful to live in a country committed to individual freedom, founded on Judeo-Christian principles…and to all who have served in the military – and their families.

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‘Backyard’ treasures: part 1

‘Right in my own back yard’…a cliche, yes… but so true!

a day trip with a dear friend, mere miles from home

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Thomas Aquinas College

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on the grounds:  Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

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a quiet, prayerful moment spent here…

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Ojai Road, Santa Paula, California

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Zig Zag…the backstory

Marie, at home in Santa Barbara with two small children;  her husband John called to duty in World War II, 

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Marie Gorham began creating Zig Zag’.

At war’s end, Lieutenant Commander Gorham returned to their historic adobe home in Santa Barbara.

A third child was born; together John and Marie finished the concept book as an original work of art.

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More than 60 years later their oldest daughter and her husband published ‘Zig Zag’ – dedicated in loving memory to her parents.

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A story within a story…a delightful read!

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original art shared courtesy of Mattinson Editions

to order Zig Zag:  email Mattinson Editions at mattinson@cox.net

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