I saw some inspiring pieces at a museum in LA a couple days ago. It was also a good place to escape the heat. This first one, my photo of a photo, looking through a window, could have passed as a painting.
One of the exhibits was called the Afghan Carpet Project which was a collaboration between a non profit group, American artists, and Afghan carpet weavers to help revitalize the traditional carpet weaving industry in that country. This first photo is a segment from a carpet called Blue Burqa.
An entire family works together weaving the yarns to make one carpet. The next photo is a segment from one called Kite Fight. Amazing skills…and patience.
The monthly book sale at one of the nearby libraries was yesterday. This particular one has a considerable amount of very old books. And even though I have read the ones I purchased, I was so drawn to them, I bought them anyway. A whopping $1.00 each. Not only is it extremely interesting to me that they are so old, and that they survived to this point, and I like to wonder who else has owned them, but they are like little art pieces. Old leather covers with “Ernest Hemingway” embossed in a 1940 edition of For Whom the Bell Tolls, and an ancient photo of Robert Louis Stevenson in a 1928 mini edition of Treasure Island.
Working on my 10×10 panels. In the meantime, this is a larger one I did a while back, using leaves for stamps.
I’ll leave you with a little LA sunshine (with a small amount of heat relief under a table umbrella).
Hope you are enjoying your September days.