Thursday, July 28, 2016

Heart Mountain Exhibit has moved...

This is the Heart Mountain exhibit!!  22 Quilts, 17 artists. We moved this exhibit from the HM exhibit hall to the HM theatre.   All have been donated to the Heart Mountain Foundation.  It will one day be a traveling exhibit with hopes of educating the public on the illegal imprisonment of over 100,0000 Japanese Americans during WW2.
The Textile Artists of the Greater Yellowstone are the artists of these beautiful quilts.  After visiting the Heart Mountain Center many times we put those impressions into these quilts.  They are moving, they bring tears to many of the visitors.  And… it will soon be a book so you can bring all these quilts home.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bear # 2-- "Where is Waldo?"

 This is the close-up of "Where's Waldo"   
Not yet finished….  I plan to make a small "Waldo" with a magnet on the back.  I want to be able to move "Waldo" around.  I have already put lots of metal objects on this bear so a magnet would allow me to move "Waldo".  My hope is that my Grandkids can have a little fun finding "Waldo".  This bear has literally 1000's of small items from silver spoons to old aspirin tins, beads, buttons and jewelry.  Long way to go before it is finished,  another cabin project.   

Thursday, July 14, 2016


"Penny" is 1 of 2 fiberglass forms of a bear.  Last fall I started placing pennies on this form with E6000 glue.  I worked on Penny at our cabin for most of the fall.  I ended up with a little carpal tunnel and tennis elbow.  Those pains took most of the long Wyoming winter to heal.  This was caused because I bent the pennies to fit the form. I finished her up this Spring and  have now grouted her with black grout.  Russ cleaned most of the glue off the pennies.  I still have a little more grouting to do on the bottom edge.  Then… I will take Penny to Cody Paint and Body for a clear coating and it will be a permanent part of our new home in Crandall.  Love how this girl looks,  she makes me smile every time I look at her.