Thursday, June 30, 2011
Bridget Riley (1931-) grew up and studied art in London. She developed her signature Op art style in the early 60s, using only white, black and gray. She introduced color in 1967 (also the year she did her first stripe painting).
"For me, drawing is an inquiry, a way of finding out – the first thing that I discover is that I do not know. This is alarming even to the point of momentary panic. Only experience reassures me that this encounter with my own ignorance – with the unknown – is my chosen and particular task, and provided I can make the required effort the rewards may reach the unimaginable." - Riley, 2009 via
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
The colors of this Alvin Lustig fabric are pretty great. It seems unexpected.
What do you think, yes or yuck?
image from Cathy of California (another great site for vintage inspiration)
see our first post about Alvin here.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
the Rosebowl was a success! not super sunny, but no rain either. lots of people out and about.
here's some cool things we saw...
1. a Pendelton blanket in blue-y hues
2. a handsome plaid blanket in stripes. nice idea
3. tooled leather purses
4. great colors in this painting
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
It really kills me that one of the books is called "Practical Macramé"... her dress is oh so practical.
still, I really want to try making a wall hanging and these pictures give me all sorts of ideas.
Don't you worry, I'll leave the macramé shirts to the 1970s. Have you ever tried your hand at it?