Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Look who I met in Geneva
I was walking along, on my way to the train station and came upon this clever Lion metal sculpture. The Knight was neat, too, but . . . the lion is wonderful! He's made entirely out of bicycle parts! He's all silver except for his red eyes (reflectors) and tan cheeks which I think are bike seats. (What do you think they are? You can see them in the front view.) It made me want to start collecting old bicycle parts. I'm sure it's welded, though, and 'they' don't let me play with dangerous tools. Too bad ...
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.