Visiting Portland for the first time, coming from the land of drought to the land of green….Saturday farmer’s market was a delight!!!
alongside the green – many colorful options – and colorful people!!!
Are you getting a sense of the place???
Really quite small, filled with pieces having lived life alongside their owners, now waiting to bring new life to another space.
Focused, carefully curated, each piece an individual treasure.
Always such a joy to visit Miss Vicki – to see beauty through her eyes.
I’ll be back in August for another family event in Crossroads!!!
Christmas at Crossroads, of course, included a visit to Miss Vicki at Homepieces in McKinney- always on the cutting edge of casual home design…her unerring eye captures the latest trend…cutting boards!
the tales these boards could tell…
perhaps of the aroma of freshly baked bread…
or of the succulent heaviness of aged fruitcake…
of the hands fashioning their design,
or of the journey bringing them to this particular place;
now looking for a new home and new tales to tell.
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
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.
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!!!