Yearly Archives: 2013

Dad’s birthday is tonight.

I lighted a candle for him and taking a walk.

Dad's birthday

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Elbow loved it here.

I wonder if Santa will bring me a puppy.

Elbow loved it here

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Stockings are hung by the chimney with care

Stockings are hung

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I am teaching myself to hand stitch silk.

It is a slow process for me. The wool is much more forgiving. But I like the look of the line of the handstitched better it seems like the sewing machine just destroys this delicate fabric. The stitch scarves are inspired by Boro. much of it is repurposed and vintage silk .

Handstiitched silk

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We had snow yesterday

We had snow yesterday

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I have been hand stitching my scarves; this gives new impetus

Etsy’s Industrial Revolution Almost nothing has been truly handmade for hundreds of years

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Jimmy with my work at the Luxor Las Vegas

Thanks Laurie for having jimmy photograph !!Jimmy in the Luxor Lobby

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Happiness is a potful of scarves

It is a blue dayHappiness is a potful of scarvesHappiness is a potful of scarves

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This hand stitched chiffon scarf will be beautiful

hand-stitched chiffon scarf

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Danny blowing leaves off the hill

Danny blowing leaves off the hill

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Home. Sunrise.

It has to get easier.
 

Sunrise

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My progeny and nieces and nephews

My progeny and nieces and nephews

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Chilling at the country club

Chilling at the country club

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Clamps and scarves

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Scarves

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Light

Light

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Starting a line of scarves.

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Good morning

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Our hill

Our hill

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Mist in the morning

Mist

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Memory of butterfly garden

Memory of butterfly garden

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The world is beautiful

The world is beautiful and constantly reminds usPeace on the hilltop

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The cows all said goodbye as I went off to school

Cows

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Colors beginning to change here too.

Colors changing

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Thinking about dad

Dad and me

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Home

Home

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Elbow’s Hill

I finally went to the top of “our” (elbow and I) hill today. I miss her but will love another doggie when she comes to me.

Elbow hill

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I love stacking wood and am proud of this stack

Woodpile

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Morning

Sunrise

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Seasons different here in Stoney creek blueberries are just coming in

Blueberry Muffins

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Homeward bound

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Worn away yet timeless.

Grief does things to the psyche. I think it rewires the hard drive.

Worn away

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Quiet

Quiet

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My cathedral is the pines, straight and true

I keep thinking he's right here.

I keep thinking he’s right here.

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I was reminded of Desiderata today.

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann

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Wood and fringed polygala

Sculptures that my dad created over a period between 1987-now, and fringed polygala. You can read about polygala here. My last walk with my father, we searched for and found fringed polygala on Squam Lakes conservation land. He loved the land and the earth and his work and life were testimonials to his belief in preserving natural conservation lands.

Dad's studioFringed polygala

 

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Ken LeBaron, 89, Sculptor, Musician, Nature Lover

Dad

Contributions in LeBaron’s name can be made to contributions to the Squam Lakes Conservation Society.

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Walking

Walk

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The spirit protects itself.

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Early Studies for Repurpose Series

PiecesThis photo is the beginning of one of my 2015 pieces, ” For Dad”(private title) “Renewal” (title for the label)

Fits and starts of the boro sensibility, experimentation with different materials, the interrelationship of the wool and the jacquard.

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Time

In the airport, grading on my iPhone . Flight delayed. Staying centered. The shirt image is about preservation and connectivity of time.

Shirt

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Called north

View

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Out my window

Out my window. Somlovy here. Bittersweet.

Out my window

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Butterfly

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Unshorn Sheep

Full article here.

OMG fiber peeps check out this sheep. He had enough wool to make 20 suits!!!

 

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Indigo

indigo with a lovely indigo flower.

Indigo

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It’s me!

It's me!

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Water lily

Lily

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Stitches

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Quiet

Quiet.

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Home.

Home.

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Sausage

Its interesting that artists have explored this theme from the beginning of the twentieth century through now.

Wind Virtual University’s Photos · Wind Virtual University’s Page

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Rhode Island

Ocean

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Monarch

Monarch

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Goodbye Elbow.

We loved you so much. Elbow left us permanently July 9, 2013. You will never be forgotten.

Goodbye elbow

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In the rowboat, drifting

Heron Coveaahhh, blue.

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In Sudbury.

Sudbury

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It’s just starting to rain. It wasn’t supposed to.

Starting to rain

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Time to go onto the Dock.

Sun on the lake, perfect weather!! Healing rest time.

On the dock

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It is sun and calm.

It is sun and calm.

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The sun came out for a minute this morning…

although the wind is back with the gray sky, now. I am just as glad; I might get my project finished and off in the mail today without the distraction of the placid, sunny lake

Sun came out

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Time to go for a row.

First you have to bail the boat.I dont ever get tired of it.Suddenly when I got back the light was so beautiful. The trees on the Chalmers Point were glowing.Do I need to say anything else? Renewal, alwaysAnd then when I think it cant possibly get any more beautiful I have to look out the window again and

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Rain.

Rain

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This was once a tree.

Once a tree

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Mop rinse squeeze. Scent of pine.

My grandmother used the same bucket and mop on the same floor. I remember. Continuity of generations.

Mop rinse squeeze

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Paradise at last

Paradise at last

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Mine totally didnt do it justice

Water buttercup (through my bother’s lens)

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I went wading the other morning.

Ha!!! Would like to identify these flowers. They were in the Cove at Squam.

Yellow Flowers

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The sincerest form of flattery

My brother’s photo of the day.

The sincerest form of flattery

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Fringed polygala

Fringed Polygala

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Squam from Rattlesnake

Squam from Rattlesnake

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My family

My brother posted this today. We are truly blessed.

Me with my parents and my three sisters.

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Repurposed at the IN(Finito) Faculty show

Shots from Slocumb Galleries IN(Finito) Faculty show album.

RepurposedPerformance piece by Scott Koterbay: "Advice"RepurposedRepurposed

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Morning walk

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Commission Tips: Maintaining Installed Artwork

Nice to be mentioned in this article on CodaWorx.

Leaf Abstractions by Carol LeBaron, Menninger Chapel, Houston, TX. Photo: Skyline Art Services.

Leaf Abstractions by Carol LeBaron, Menninger Chapel, Houston, TX. Photo: Skyline Art Services.

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elbow says come on what’s over the next hill?????

Elbow

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Peach blossoms in our yard

Peach Blossoms

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The Hopi Butterfly spirit is a sign of spring too.

Thanks Catherine!

Hopi Spirit

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Working

Woeking

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Morning Walk

Morning Walk

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Storm coming in

Storm coming in

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Trees and grass

Trees and grass

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ProChem

I am really looking forward to Pro Chem this summer. A fantastic studio and space for you to make any new work or do projects and learn new things combining with what you are already doing. Quilters, this is made for you!

 

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Red chair on ice

I could imagine a slideshow of this posture on this chair in many different settings…on the beach, on the mountain top, in a city street, on top of a building, on the back of a ramp truck…..one slide after the other.

(Oh I should mention its my brother. Clearly we have a lot in common.)

Searching for solitude

 

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Spring Break

Spring Break

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Spring

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Percolating

This is on the appalachian trail up by iron mountain. It is a cow drinking thing I think like a cistern.

Percolating

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Ki-mono Reconstruction

I am very fond of boro.  The month my father died, I was studying with Yoshiko Wada, in a workshop with an intense focus on boro textiles, history, philosophy and technique.  Slowly, this sensibility is beginning to creep back into my work; and oddly enough, conceptually, seeds of ideas, past fits and starts, and half made projects along with others that are in need of mending all begin to come into play.  The concept of value and sustainability together and the inherent beauty of each stitch.

Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused and recycled indigo-dyed, cotton rags. What we see in these examples are typical—patched and sewn, piece-by-piece, and handed down from generation-to-generation, where the tradition continued. These textiles are generational storybooks, lovingly repaired and patched with what fabric was available. Never intended to be viewed as a thing of beauty, these textiles today take on qualities of collage, objects of history, and objects with life and soul.

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There are still openings for my Workshop Scheduled at Pro Chemical and Dye July 8-12.

We will look at resist techniques on protein fibers and learn to use acid dyes. Whether you are a weaver, felter, spinner, or dyer, you will get something great from this workshop! If you are a beginner, you will come away knowing how to use the dyes, if you are advanced, we will do in depth work. Something for everyone.

At Pro Chemical And Dye Fall River MA.

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I plan to clear off the studio table today.

We will see how it goes. I am preparing to begin my new body of work for 2014

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I get to share this wonderful father

Posted today by my brother Jim.

Our father retired from a dentistry career that he didn’t much enjoy at 60. For the three decades since, he’s been sculpting in wood. This was a very special moment for me where he was reflecting on his life’s work. I didn’t want to interrupt to await the perfect pose or fiddle with settings, so this is what I gleaned from an unobtrusive click.

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Elin Noble

Elin Noble Textiles Tonight was the preview opening. This is a photograph of me finishing up the installation Vox Stellarum. Opening reception is Sunday, February 24 from 2-5 pm The exhibition is up through April 28. Hope to see many of you. http://www.newbedfordartmuseum.org/index.html

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the life of the grass

This is the kind of thing I am thinking of now. I dont know where it will go. Often the imagery is in a nebulous place first. I want to focus on grasses and maybe the minimalist quality, contrast of land and sky, but yet the evidence of the life of the grass through the snow is where it begins.

Grasses

 

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Because there is no “out”.

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Arte Textil Contemporáneo

Got from Slow Cloth…beautiful.

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The first daffodil buds of spring.

Daffodil buds

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Inviting work space.

Workspace

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Working

Me

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Snow in Stoney Creek

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