“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”
― John Lennon
Yesterday I had a wonderful experience visiting artists' studios in the Lewisville/Flower Mound area. It was the 15th Annual Tour sponsored by the Cross Timbers Artists' Guild. There were twenty-two artists with open studios. Many were demonstrating their craft which added even more fun to the experience.
Our first visit was to the studio of Barbara Oliver Hartman, an extremely talented Fiber Artist who was demonstrating one of her techniques of stitching.
|Barbara Oliver Hartman|
|Some of my SAQA fellow artists at Barbara Oliver Hartman's studio|
|Barbara Oliver Hartman's|
On the way to our next studio open house, we diverted to the Quilt Country Fabric Shop in Lewisville because one of our peoples had a gift certificate burning a hole in her pocket. Then, as it was nearing the noon hour, we had to find a place to nourish our tummies...good ol' Smashburgers!!!
|Marie in her studio...she lives way out in the country...beautiful surroundings in Copper Canyon|
|Eric Orr showing one of his many kilns|
Gloria Haefner-Gatti and Richard Gatti, a wife-husband team of weavers.
|Gloria Haefner-Gatti showing us the intricacies of one of their looms.|
|The first temple we entered|
|The Buddha in the above temple, surrounded by real flowers, pictures on the wall, many symbolic designs.|
|The second temple-again leaving our shoes at the door-Dragon handrails up the stairs|
|The very large Buddha in the second temple we entered.|
|One side of the front door|
|Above the front door on the inside|
|One of many pictures on the wall depicting the life of Buddha|
|The Dragon hand rail into the second temple|