Monday, March 30, 2009

A Visit With An Artist Friend

Last week I had a wonderful visit with my friend Elaine. Her cat, Honeybee gave me a friendly greeting!
Elaine is an artist who creates very realistic and detailed works with cut paper. She made the daffodil card which I showed last week, and this piece hangs in her studio. (I took the photo through glass which explains the slight glare.)
On the wall in Elaine's kitchen there is a cabinet which houses a wonderful miniature dollhouse. The cabinet was built years ago by her husband Alan, and carefully furnished by Elaine. Since the first time I saw this house I have felt like a small child, peering into a little world, every time I visit. Many items in the house were purchased and many details made by Elaine herself.

Here's a view of the entire interior.

And, of course, there must be a sewing room...

and an artist's studio!

A little clothespin doll, made by Elaine, which hangs from a shelf in her studio.

Every wall in Elaine's home showcases the varied artworks of the talented members of her family - paintings, serigraphs, pastels, art quilts... too many to name. We shared our recent work, talked about common interests in paper and fabric art, laughed and ate out!

 All in all, a creative visit with a dear friend!


Lyn said...

Just 'found' your blog and would like to pop back to see you again often!
I love your applique bird.

quiltcat said...

Hi Judy, it's so funny that Karen was just writing about Honeybee this a.m. and there's her picture. What a beautiful kitty...and how talented Elaine is! I love the cut paper jars of artist's tools, and the miniature house is wonderful, especially the quilter's studio!

seriously amused said...

There's nothing like spending time with someone creative and being surrounded by creativity!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi Judy,
It was so nice to see some of Elaine's is beautiful and so detailed. The doll house rooms are fascinating. Sounds like a wonderful visit and Honeybee looks like a sweetie!