January 31, 2010

Vintage Photo Sunday - Hiking Trio

I haven't posted to Vintage Photo Sunday in a long time.  This is another photo from one of the early 1920s albums that I have from the Carroll Iowa area.  I think it is fun to see how they used to dress.

January 20, 2010

Ontario Quilt Show - Road 2 California

My sister Jodi treated me to a day at the Road 2 California quilt show in Ontario.  We had a great day, saw wonderful quilts and shopped at nearly every one of the 165 vendors.  Whew, that was a lot of shopping.  I took a few pictures of the quilts that I thought you might like to see.

Best of Show

January 11, 2010

Weekend in LA

I spent last weekend with my sister in Los Angeles.  It was such a beautiful weekend, more like Spring than Winter, and I took a few pictures along the way.

Pam had a piece of artwork on exhibit at Barnsdall in Hollywood.  She is a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, and they were having their 20th National Exhibition at Barnsdall Art Park in the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.  We were out of California when she had the opening ,so I wasn't able to attend that.  In fact, the day we went last weekend was the last day of the exhibit.  I enjoyed it very much.

After lunch we went to Glendale to visit the Brand Library and Art Gallery.  Pam had artwork in a show at this gallery earlier in the year.  It turned out they were closed because of the New Year holiday, so we didn't get to go inside.  However, the buildings and grounds were lovely and I was able to take a few pictures.

Pam's artwork is to her right at elbow height.

This is the view of the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory from the Barnsdall grounds.

Palm tree lined drive to the Brand Library.

Front of the Brand Library

Pam at the top of the steps at the front door of the Brand Library.

View looking back through the gate we drove through that I took from the top of the steps.

Beautiful Arches.

That's me in front of the library.

Beautiful Bird of Paradise were prolific on the grounds.

This house, that had belonged to three different doctors, was moved to Brand Park in order to save it.