My niece Kaitlin is an amazing artist. Her business is entitled: Lyon Road Art – the Intersection of Art and Anatomy. In college she took a combination of fine art and med school courses and earned a graduate degree in Biomedical Visualization. Her story is fascinating and you can read all about it by clicking here! She has found her niche in the art world and specializes in abstract anatomical watercolor and oil paintings. Her work has graced the covers of Radiology today magazine and hangs in hospitals, art galleries, medical clinics and homes throughout the world. Here are just a few of her wonderful pieces:
I am in awe of her creativity, talent, and compassion for people. I remember her telling me a story years ago of a woman suffering with Crohn’s Disease who wanted to see something beautiful in the midst of her struggles. Kaitlin did a lovely watercolor painting of a colon for her.
I hope you’ll visit her site and explore her fascinating art at: https://www.lyonroadart.com/.
Well, this week’s post is actually about Kaitlin’s daughter Rosemary. Earlier this year Kaitlin called to ask if I’d teach Rosie to quilt. I was thrilled! I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to teach other children in my family how to sew and they’ve each made a doll quilt as their first project. Sommer was the most recent quilter and in the post I wrote about her stitching adventure, I included links to all of the other kid’s stories. If you’d like to read about them please click here!
So Kaitlin and family arrived on a Sunday afternoon. The “men” hung out upstairs and Rosie began by choosing 12 fabric squares from my box of charm squares. I love that she chose florals.
She began to sew them together, but she’s a bit taller than the other kids were when they learned to quilt
and my featherweight on the bench didn’t quite work with her long legs. “Sew” she moved to my Bernina and did great! She learned good hand position and speed control.
The quilt was finished in less than 2 hours. Rosemary and Jill doll were both happy 😃 .
What a joy it is to share a passion with kids ~ especially kids you love ❤️.
And – I want to share a photograph of a unique thimble Karen sent me after last week’s “Digitabulist” post.
Here’s her comment:
“Just read your latest blog and I too have a small thimble collection. I love your little house with all the cubbieholes to display them!!
The photo attached is a thimble made of bone with an etched rose that I found at a scrimshaw shop in Ephraim, Door County that has since gone out of business. The owner also had a shop on Mackinac Island that also closed, unfortunately. I used to love going there every time we traveled to Door County.”
Lovely. Thanks Karen!