Thursday, March 3, 2011

Design Class exploring scale

Lorraine Torrence compares the value of each circle.

This is my interpretation of the Coonley Playhouse Windows by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The same construction using an analogous color scheme. However, I had no time to stitch the lines. I would love to recommend Pentel's Frixion pens. They lines are heat-sensitive and iron right out.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Desert Botanical Garden (with Chihuly)

Every Saguaro is unique. Some are upright.

Some are created by aliens.

Some are discovered by Willards.

And these beauties were created by Dale Chihuly.

These cacti are super pointy. But they are gorgeous!

This rebar work of art welcomes you to the Desert Botanical Gardens. Of course I whispered to Paul,
"We should have one of these."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

A visit to Taliesin West was definitely in order. Just down the freeway to Scottdale, Frank Lloyd Wright's Foundation has purchased his Taliesin West home and created an Architecture School and gift shop. For days we had been driving very flat roads. And suddenly we were going up, up, up to the hills above the city. Development has begun to surround the property and the views were beautiful. These few pictures of famous stained glass works include the Coonley Playhouse windows. I was inspired to make a series of quilts based on the great design and color concepts.