|Gaches Mansion in 1891|
|Gaches Mansion Fire in 1973|
|Gaches Mansion today|
The museum is now closed through mid-February for interior renovation. The main cost is for a fire-suppression system... rather a necessity, don't you think? As of today, Jan 3, 2012, they still need to raise $950 more for the fire suppression. If you want to donate to a worthy cause, please go to their website and click the "Make a Donation" button.
|Dragon Moon Kimono by Cathy Erickson|
|Detail of Cathy Erickson's "Dragon Moon Kimono"|
I guess my main point tonight is just how important it is to expose yourself to art that you find inspirational. Because of seeing Cathy's quilt last week, I was inspired to try out micro-quilting. Of course, not everyone has such a resource practically in their backyard, but that's what is wonderful about the internet and blogging is that you can find inspiration every day. I hope you'll go ahead and start on your own 5x7 challenge piece today and be ready to reveal your first week's art on Tuesday January 8.
By the way, thanks to Carol from "Landscape Lady" who recommended that we get a flickr group for sharing our photos. I'm setting it up and will have it ready before Tuesday. More on the shows I saw in La Conner coming soon!
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