Friday, September 30, 2011
My friend Isabel and her grandchildren wanted to spend the day at the Children's Science Museum at the Expo Center in Lisbon. The architecture and design was spacious and well done. The exhibits are on three different floors. The exhibits are much like the ones at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The children interact with things that explain it's properties and how things work. It also lets the participants use ways of solving ideas. There is also a Crime Scene exhibit that explain the use of deduction and science to find the criminal.
The wedding dress turned out beautifully, especially with the beautiful bride wearing it.
Mindy is my second cousin and
she asked me to make it for her.
It was made of Italian silk
peau de soie and a Japanese
obi of gold and silver metallic cranes. The obi was especially difficult to work with but
somehow I managed to
manipulate and adjust it.
Daniel's vest was made from
the fallout of the obi that did not have the crane motif but with a small overall design.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Bookworks exhibition at the San Francisco Main Library took place this last August 2011. My book that I made was in it. I made it for my grandchildren and it is called READ. I wrote a piece influenced by Aristophanes' By words the mind is winged. It is the one standing on the right of the photo. It is a star book with decoupaged pages from discarded books in English, Spanish, German and French with cancelled stamps depicting writers and communication....Dickinson, Shakespeare, Dante, Mailing......etc.