Friday, October 2, 2009

A great day











Wow, it started out rainy and crappy. But, i saved the day by grabbing my bag and heading out the door. I went to the amana colony's and to Fairfax to see barb of Simply Iowa. I stopped off to see Sharon of Sweet repose. She has a booth in an antique store called Noe Haus antiques. It was a fantastic shop . I discovered another shop called catiri art gallery.I came upon an artist, her name is Laura lee Junge from the Chicago area. Her paintings blew me away. I was mesmerized. The colors and the free flowing movement. WOW!!! that's all i can say. Oh, did i mention, I WANT, I NEED these 2 paintings. I do, i do, i do. Catiri art oasis is full of beautiful works of art. Check her out also check out Laura lee junge.




Then i stopped off at barbs sale and picked up a gorgeous architectural piece off an old building. What will i do with that you say. Who cares "It's beautiful. Of course i could leave without this Victorian wool work piece. The delicate work involved. It's amazing.




When ever i go to art galleries i get inspired.




This summer has to be the most non creative Artless(is that a word) summers to date. My mind has been so preoccupied with the building we are buying and Other stumbling blocks . Like my art space so filled with stuff i can't work there. hence the reason for the building. It seems like my mind is so full of stuff whirling around, it's been hard to concentrate a 1 piece of art. Well enough,

6 comments:

Chris said...

Nice stuff. As for that architectural piece, it's so cool, just leave it propped against a wall! Or maybe in the garden!
Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog. Yes, it is hard to drown out everyone's chatter to try to figure out what you want.

Sweet Repose said...

Glad you made it over...I can't wait to have the time to wander around too...too busy movin' crap around.

Saturday and Sunday we will be at Market Days in LeClaire, Piper will be selling her birdhouses and Lori R. her stained glass, come on up and visit...if you dare...ha! We'll be in the barn at Grasshoppers...

I love the art too, can't wait to go and be inspired too!

See ya Tootsie...

simplyiowa said...

Hey Cathie,
You made my morning... Thank You for the heartfelt comment... I feel the same way, about you, sometimes I think we all knew each other, in another life... Kindred spirits...
I think sometimes our creativity needs a rest, remember, for everything there is a season...
Thanks for your purchases, and for braving the cold, wet day!
Barb C,

simplyiowa said...

P.S.
Go Buy The Painting!!!!
Barb C.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Sometimes when you see something you love you don't ask questions you just buy it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Carole

kartika said...

Hi Kathy! I have been so busy with hubs and a new online business, I've neglected my blog, but I'm so glad you left me a message and thanks for the heads up on not having a url! It's confusing but if you click on the title of the articles is takes you there. This takes you to my profile page and then you can scroll down and look at the individual hubs or articles.
Thanks girlfriend! Kartika
love the new art and the music on you blog!!!

http://hubpages.com/profile/kartika+damon