Hope you're not too tired of hearing about Quilt Market. This post isn't really Market at all but rather a tiny sliver of Houston. I had never been there before and it's big. Highways everywhere. Needless to say, we had a few wrong turns and wrong exits but never got lost so it wasn't bad.
We arrived on Friday afternoon. Too late for schoolhouse which I'm sorry to have missed but we just couldn't fit it all in. Spent a bit of time walking around downtown taking pictures.
I love the contrast between the buildings and nature.
|One of Emily's photos . . . she has a great eye for photography.|
|Loved these trees. Does anyone know what kind they are? |
They are everywhere and create a lovely tunnel effect in the residential areas.
|"Monument Au Fantome" by Jean DuBuffet a 20th century French sculptor.|
The tallest piece here is 33 feet. Maybe evidence that everything's bigger in Texas?
|Part of a fountain in Discovery Green Park. Very refreshing when the heat builds up.|
I think I see quilting lines here don't you?
|Does anyone see a quilt design here?|
|"Broken Obelisk" by Barnett Newman in a reflecting pool.|
Rothko Chapel entrance is in the background.
These are all small intimate places and don't require a lot of time. But each museum had something to inspire and motivate our creative spirits. It was also a lovely day and great to recharge our Market batteries before returning for the last day and our departure for home.
A few shots of my usual photography adventures . . . seeking out leaves and trees wherever I go.
Hopefully the city experience will help with the "Urban" small art quilts we are doing in the Four-in-Art group. Next topic is structures due February 1st.