Wednesday, September 30, 2015

- Good things happen in threes

Don has completed the penultimate piece in the Front Porch Series of assemblages ...

Note: the wood is from
an old caboose

In addition to the usual cast of Junkology finds, this piece also includes part of a cuckoo clock from the Outer Banks ...


and the innards from a New Mexico Subaru radiator (thanks Grace!) ...


Meanwhile, I'm delighted to report that Claire Wellesley-Smith's new book arrived today ...


And last, but not least (after some agonizing over the fact that it occurs on Griffin's third birthday), I took the plunge and signed up for a two-day natural dyeing workshop hosted by Maura Ambrose (which my younger daughter misinterpreted when I first told her about it). So, let's call it a "cloth dyeing workshop" ...



This morning there were 14 tickets available. Last I checked it was down to 6 ... sold out!

9 comments:

Marti said...

Liz the title of your post wraps around me because it is something that my dear old Dad used to say...I am not a night owl and am on way way to bed for a bit of reading before sleep but I wanted to give a shout out to Don...this is one powerful assemblage, I like to think of it as the guardian of the porch, the keeper of the daily doings of Casa Ackert: Compelling and whimsical at the same time and it is terrific.

AND YES to your workshop, so glad that you are going and of course I have an ulterior motive, looking forward to your telling of what you find and what you had at the BBQ, what a nice way to end a workshop. We just finished watching a series on our local PBS channel about Aaron Franklin, BBQ maestro and owner of Franklin's BBQ in Austin. Aaron won the 2015 James Beard Southwestern Chef award and is the first person to do so for BBQ..

Liz Ackert said...

Don will be pleased by your shout out ... he's also a fan of Aaron Franklin's show on PBS, although we have yet to brave the 4-hour line at his restaurant in Austin. Fortunately, Hays County BBQ in San Marcos has awesome brisket. If you ever find yourself back in Texas we can take you there.

Dana said...

Lucky you to have such wonderful art (and artist) living with you. Don's assemblage is so satisfying. Also lucky you for getting into Maura Ambrose's workshop. I hope you have a wonderful time and tell us all about it.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

YES! the copper is just perfect! o, BIG SMILE!!!!!

and i know we will All benefit so much from your workshop, oh, YAY!

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you and yes, I promise to tell all during/after the workshop!

Liz Ackert said...

I had actually photographed the "completed" assemblage when Don said, "It's needs something else on top ... what about the copper that Grace sent?" One of the few times I didn't mind pitching a set of photos and starting over.

Such a wonderful day here ... though tinged with the poignancy of OCB's passing

Liz Ackert said...

And I must add ... how fortunate you were to have such a positive parent.

ARTISUN said...

Love Don's new piece!!! And I can't wait to get Claire's new book...

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks ... me, too!

Claire's book was a joy to look at.