Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Papaya a la 'Christo'

No, you are not looking at one of 'Christo's' wonderful wrapped art works, but at my latest way of growing organic papayas. I do not even want to describe to you how papayas with 'meat' look like. The maggot experience was so bad that I am very willing to try whatever my gardener friends suggest. One suggestion is wrapping my green fruit in plastic bags.... ok, back into my studio, back to my art work. My next piece 'True Blood' is finished and waiting to have its appearance on my blog.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mount Ararat from Khor Virap

The piece is finished: Ararat, by Werner Boeglin (pastels)

You are looking at Mount Ararat through a window of the monastery 'Khor Virap' in Armenia (where St. Gregory the illuminator was imprisoned for 13 years). The monastery is located on a little hill and one is as close as one can possibly be to Mount Ararat in Armenia. The foreground of the painting shows what my travel guide referred to as 'the green belt' between Armenia and Turkey. From the monastery one also sees the fence of some military look out posts. 

Friday, November 14, 2008

Art inspired by Armenia

This time my post is not about me but about my husband Werner Boeglin. Painting is one of his favorite past times. We work together all the time, and he is my most important critique person.  I just LOVE his paintings so decided to start showing his work on my blog too. You are looking at an unfinished piece inspired by our trip to Armenia last month. Of course I will share the finished art piece with you too but I just could not wait, and yes I have his permission.... I am sure some of you will recognize this beautiful and moving view!

Materials Hard and Soft

My piece 'Anemone II' will be in the exhibition Materials Hard and Soft from January 31 to March 29,20 09 in Denton Texas.

Friday, November 7, 2008

'Help appreciated'

I am currently crocheting with wire gauge 24 and my hands (skin and muscles) have a very hard time. Blisters and also 'arthritis' are the issue. I think 'gloves' of some kind would be helpful. I have tried old but really soft nice leather gloves, did not work. Is there any body out there with any hints and tips? 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A wonderful night, a wonderful day

'Proud to be an American'

I am very proud that I was able to be part of this historic event. It has been a powerful and inspiring time. And now it is back to creating art. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jewelry piece of the month

For this month jewelry piece I chose a junky crochet wire bracelet. It is made out of 24 AWG cooper wire with assorted beads. It still has a soft feel too it, has a little 'give' to make putting it on easier and is comfortable to wear even for somebody who is not used to wear big bracelets.