Thursday - Bits and Pieces

Still thinking about our trip last week.

Oh, Happy Day. Mother-of-the Bride.
Congratulations Diane on a fabulous wedding. All the hard work you and Elizabeth put into creating the day made it just perfect. Great job!

Whenever I visit Charlotte I straddle two worlds - then and now.

This is the Mayer House - where Carson McCullers lived
while she was writing the Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Talk about contrasts - today the house is home to Copper a
restaurant featuring Indian Cuisine. It is decorated with a flavor of India in colors and design. Somehow it works!

Books and Art

There was a discard sale at the exit of the Charlotte Library and I was tempted by Forever Amber - because I remembered when I was not allowed to check the book out but today I could take it home for a dollar.

Another reason I enjoy a visit to the Main Charlotte Public Library.

This wall-size mosiac mural which is an interpretation of a collage by Romare Beardon is installed on the first floor of the library.

Beardon is an important influence for my collage work and I have felt quite proud that he and I share Charlotte as a home town. I saw his work for the first time in the 1960s. There was a large show of his collages at the National Collection of Fine Arts and I remember being startled and awed by them - even though at the time I had not cut my first papers to make collages. Since then I have seen much more, read about him and his artistice intentions and even made work which reflected his influence.


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