Crystal Bridges, still life, and burgers

My daughter and I went to Crystal Bridges a couple weeks ago and ate lunch at Eleven (the restaurant). We sat at Table 11—I loved the salt and pepper shakers.

Lunch at Eleven

Lunch at Eleven

The restaurant is participating in Sutter Home’s Build a Better Burger contest.   http://www.sutterhome.com/build-a-better-burger-recipe-contest/rules#

The idea is to photograph your meal and post it to Instagram. We’re not on Instagram so I’ll just share it here.

Crystal Bridges Build a Better Burger

Crystal Bridges Build a Better Burger

We also viewed the new exhibit, American Encounters: The Small Treasures of Still Life; here are two interesting still life paintings. The first represents a practice during the Civil War of children giving apples to passing soldiers. Fruit Pieces, Apples on Tin Cups, 1864, William Sidney Mount.

Fruit Piece: Apples on Tin Cups, 1864

Fruit Piece: Apples on Tin Cups, 1864

The other is a depiction of currency during the economic downturn at the time—even then, the government frowned on any realistic representation of currency. The central bill is for 10 cents. Just imagine if we used currency instead of coin for a dime.

Small Change, 1887

Small Change, 1887

John Haberle signature

John Haberle signature

There’s a room off from the exhibit with items allowing you to compose your own still life and draw or photograph it. There is also an electronic display that allows you to make a still life. Here is mine, titled Flying Objects.

Flying Objects

Flying Objects

Lobster placement ...

Lobster placement …

Lastly, we viewed the new acquisition, Flag, Jasper Johns, 1983, encaustic on silk flag on canvas (11-5/8 in x 17-1/2 in).

Flag, 1983

Flag, 1983

Stay tuned for one more post–then I think I’ll take a few days off and get caught up around the house.  Have a great week.

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Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics and making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of handicraft classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me. Feedback is most welcome—just be kind.

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