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Friday, 4 February 2011

Feild Trip for Inspiration

After spending hours pressing and cutting fabric for the the last two days, I headed out to the Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory with my 4 yr and 7 yr old, my journal, and my camera!  I though it would be a great opportunity to capture some fibre art inspiration.  The weather really warmed up to above zero and there was not a cloud in the sky!

We walked along the Meewasin pathways that line the South Saskatchewan river.  It was so warm, we wanted to take off our jackets.  : )

There were animal tracks everywhere!  The river was running very fast from the melt down.

We spent an hour in the conservatory.  I photographed every single orchid... three times.  : )  There was SO much color!!  They are all in my flickr prairie photo set if you want to see.  This one little cyclamen was my favorite.

She's so pretty, so white, and all curled up still.  My daughter Arwen took photos too.

While the kids played, I sat on a bench and pulled out my journal.  It's been a long time.  Look what I found!  Somebody's been using my book!  : )

And this looks like a sketch of our bear paw quilt that's hanging up in my bedroom!  Wow.

Sweet.  Isn't that sweet!?

ps.  here is the direct link the the ORCHIDS.


Pieces of Sunshine said...

Sounds like a wonderful day out, especially after so much cold weather. How sweet to find some precious drawings in your journal!

Molly said...

the conservatory at the mendel has always been a february destination for me and mine! when they were little, it seemed so important to be able to remind them that things really can grow, even in the deep, dark depths of the winter. now that i'm older - it's even more important!
and i've kept some similar pictures and messages from my kids....they are wonderful!

Bee said...

What a lovely outing! The orchid photo is beautiful!! Your daughter is quite a photographer and artist! I love the sketches you found in your journal! I see that she has an appreciation for your quilts.

Judy Wood said...

Nice photo, but not an orchid. Looks to me like a cyclamen.

My Sweet Prairie said...

Yup - cyclamen. There are pink, purple and white ones. The orchids are on flickr with the rest of them ; )

I love the cyclamen!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks a lot different at your house! Love your journal art...very sweet! I wanted to look at some of your quilts! BYE! ♥

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