Indian Summer Glorious Day

Today, four members of STASH, drove out through the Columbia Gorge and across the river to the Washington side to visit the Maryhill Museum of Art. It sits up on a bluff above the river with nothing else around. This was my second visit. It has an eclectic collection of things ranging from incredible chess sets to French Fashion Dolls an every thing inbetween.

The drive was gorgeous – not a cloud in the sky – everything was sparkling.

After passing through the verdant gorge, on the eastern side, you are suddenly in the high desert landscape dotted with windmills. I love the juxtaposition of the windmills and the natural sculpture of the hills.

We are usually greeted by the peacocks in the parking lot, but we didn’t see one until we sat down to have lunch.

I will show you a bit from each of my favorite exhibits. They have an extensive collection of Native American crafts and utilitarian objects. These are storage cases made from painted rawhide.

There are lots of gorgeous baskets.

There are several vignettes of 1/4 size fashion dolls dressed in outfits designed by french fashion designers.

I think my favorite place is the sculpture garden:

I have a ton more photos which I will upload to Flickr some time when I have a moment.

Here is my thrown together fiber sketch made from scraps from the discharged crows. I finished the crow which I need to adhere to the canvas. I want to paint it black, first. I couldn’t decide how to made a berry for his mouth. I ended up felting one.

For now, I am a tired old lady and am off to bed.

4 Responses to “Indian Summer Glorious Day”

  1. terri says:

    Love how your crow quilt turned out!

  2. Judy says:

    Your crow is very nice….great idea to felt the berry!
    The sculpture garden reminds me of some that you and I saw in KC the other year.
    Sounds like you girls had a fun day……..thanks for taking us along!

    xo

  3. suzy bates says:

    I just love the crow quilt. The felted berry was a great idea!

  4. ginger says:

    the crow is wonderful…..I love Mary Hill Museum too!!! this is a great time of year to go….did you see the stonehenge replica???….I plan to run up there sometime this month as a present to myself…thanks for the reminder