Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Inspiration

I was reading Jane's blog (and forgive me for still not figuring out how to insert a link with just a title - call me lazy) http://yarnstorm.blogs.com/knitblog/ and she mentioned Jack Sprat, so I thought I would post these pictures of 3 trivets my dad made in the late 40s. They are too fragile to use as trivets so have been hanging on various kitchen walls for the last 30 years. There are also photos posted here of my mother's head, and a wood carving of a nude. The wood is mounted on a black background, and is hung in an angled alcove. Inspired by Jack Sprat, I took these other shots. I have a few other pieces of dad's work, but no paintings. Now, inspired by the thought of paintings, here is a really lovely Christmas gift I just received from my sister. Cherry blossoms, which inspire thoughts of my grandmother, who had a cherry tree in her back yard.

2 comments:

Curegirl0421 said...

That is so pretty!

I should photograph the thing I'm working on when it's done...it's going to be fabulousness.

Dave said...

Those trivets bring back memories. The once hung on the wall of the staircase leading to the 3rd floor of our house on Austin Ave. And the verse is great:

Jack Sprat could eat no fat.
His wife could eat no lean.
But 'twixt the two of them, you see
They licked the platter clean.

And that nude - talk about composition!

Nice needlework - from Susie, I presume? I've mentioned the cherry tree to Paula a few times - lotsa good memories ...

Dave