Monday, February 27, 2012

Brooklyn Public Library Quilt Show

Libraries have a special place in my heart. 

Built in 1941, the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library was designed to look like an open book.  Since I was a teen I've loved going there and I've spent many hours inside its hallowed halls researching, reading and dreaming.  But I never dreamed that one day, I'd have a quilt on display there. I've posted before about the quilt, 72 Degrees. Now it's on display in the Grand Lobby in the show Botanical Inspirations through April 28th. 

The Main Branch of the Library bears many inscriptions, both inside and out. 
One of my favorites is "Of all men's creations, books are the nearest to us, for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to truth, and our persistent leaning toward error." (Joseph Conrad)
72 Degrees 

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I've been trying to figure out my new camera for half a year now.  After taking a class last fall, I was still at a loss as to how to get the photos I wanted, so I signed up for a two weekend digital photography intensive workshop at ICP .

The first assignment was to experiment with depth of field.
I have a jar full of spools that belonged to my mom.   They are among my favorite things. 
They were the perfect subject. 
Now that the spools are suspended in time, will I use the thread to sew?