"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wow, that was so COOL!

I did end up going to the quilt show and met up with some friends there ($10 for parking...JEEEEEEEZ...). The show was actually pretty good this year. I watched Mickey Lawler, who was the guest artist this year, create a piece of lovely painted cloth, a la her SkyDyes technique. She said, "It's easy...what isn't easy is making something you actually like. But all it takes is practice and getting very comfortable with your medium." Makes me want to...buy some of her fabric...hahahaha! I might paint some sometime but not anytime soon...=-)I did not buy one thing except for a mahi mahi taco and iced tea for lunch but I had a good time catching up with my friends. I'm the one in the left middle next to my dear friend, Fran who's wearing the red blouse. You can look at a blurred photo two ways: it's a good thing or a bad thing...heh!




Now, all that is cool enough but the realllllly cool thing is this: When I was standing at the stop light waiting to cross the street, a couple of women joined me. I glanced over at them and one of them looked so very familiar...I knew instantly who it was: our Jen A. from Scraps right here on the Quilt Studio blog ring! She said she knew that she "knew" me, too, but didn't know from where. It gets even more cool: I asked her if she'd ever belonged to any guilds..."No." Ok, I knew a woman years ago, and I'm talking 30 years ago, who was named Jenny, who looked so much like her...did she ever work at this particular business where I worked??? She was astonished. "YES!!!!!!" So, we worked in the same office over 30 years ago. We live within 10 miles of each other, and we both know each other through this blog ring. I tell ya...what a world! Jenny is very sweet and her friend was, too. I'm glad I decided to get my work done and GO!


Now...I need to finish that binding, eat something, and go get DH and DD at the airport...time is too short for comfort, now...

4 comments:

Scrapmaker said...

Hi Debby,
How fun to see you today! That thing about having worked together SO long ago was amazing! We had fun at the show, glad you did too.

jenclair said...

I'm go glad you went, too! I love it when bloggers meet! So strange to be referring to someone and then realize, gosh, I've never even met her in person. Seems as if we are next door neighbors...

Debra said...

that is so cool! I love it when you recognize someone like that but 30 years ago, egads!

rianammerman said...

OMG, what fantastic serendipity!!!