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November 2005
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Posted by: geniusgirlmonday @ 10:16 pm

NEW COMPUTER…if no pics, please be patient as we try to figure out the connection…

Leftovers! David and Ron shared their Thanksgiving Day meal on this cold Monday afternoon. Sitting at the kitchen table in the basement of the Ballard house, eating stuffing and potatoes, I can say I’ve experienced true happiness. Deb stopped by and we enjoyed the flavor of hospitality together over apres turkey coffee.

In the studio, Daivd continues to work on his 108 pieces of contemplation in saffron.

Here is the Head Quarters for the piece.

If you missed getting the paper thrown on your porch yesterday…here is the cover of the Seattle Times Sunday Magazine from November 27th, 2005. Peggy and Margaret now command super model treatment.

With photos by Benjamin Benschneider, the article, “Scavenged Splendor” is by Valerie Easton. At press time David’s show at BAM hadn’t been extended, but at Blog press time I can tell you again, it has been extended until February 2006.

If you get a chance, also check out the current issue of Ornament Magazine (Autumn 2005). Robin Updike has written an excellent article on The Belevue Arts Museum. There is a great sidebar on page 19 about Stefano Catalani and his concept/understanding of/for David’s show at BAM.

Back at home…

Here in the Ballard big house, David and Ron pulled apart the Ladies Room and found this in between the stalls.

Until next week…
G. Girl Monday

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Posted by: geniusgirlmonday @ 8:38 pm

Today’s lunch was delicious. Very satisfying. And I’m not telling. I’ve just made a change of lifestyle choice and I’m not ready to come out.

Over the weekend, David and Ron were unpacking and setting up home. So much to see and do, let’s get busy.

Guess who. Hint: He made his little sister cry just a few years after this precious photo, with all the mocking and pestering. Where is that photo? With its golden macaroni frame? I’ll let you know who this cherub is later.

The first multiples in a meditation of #108, with a detail of single needle right angle weave in the round.

The corner office corner, again. Let’s take a closer look while we’re here.

Available through the Bellevue Arts Museum. It’s a fabulous catalog. A must have. Email Diana at the gift shop and get yours (

The show at the Bellevue Arts Museum has been extented until February 19th, 2006.

This is great news as the February class at BAM now will coincide with the show and students will see the show with David and get a special “walk thru” with him. After two days of the workshop, the third day tour is an exciting eye opener.

Three Day Workshop
February 3rd, 4th and 5th in 2006
If you are interested in class reservations
call the Bellevue Arts Museum: (425) 0519-0752
or email:

David has also just signed on to teach at The Australian Forum for Textile Arts. For information and sign up email Janet De Boer at
Their website:
Of course, it is planning ahead, as it will be in late September/October 2007.

Yes, bacon and egg.

Who was that putti? Why it’s Ron, of course.

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Ladies of Class
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Posted by: geniusgirlmonday @ 8:08 pm

Clam Chowder, salad with avacado and cauliflower, and a buttered bolo roll on the side. That was today’s lunch. And for those of you who think Seattle is always with a cloud cover at the level of your forehead, it is a beautiful sunny day here today.

Well, what a weekend we had! It was class time at the Bellevue Arts Musuem.

Thank you to Barbara S., Adelle, Vivian, Laura, Fiori, Peggy, Liz, Teresa, Julieanne, Debbie, Maura, Barbara J., Anya, Kate and Gloria. You all made it a fabulous experience.
Ms J and Ms A, I see you hiding in the back rows.

Debbie is finishing up single needle right angle weave in the round.

Here is David’s sample table that he shared with the class. It’s like the petting zoo, where you can touch.

David is a member of the Northwest Bead Society and two other members were in class. Check out for meetings and events. The next meeting is November 17th at the Greenwood Masonic Center (7910 Greenwood Ave N) with a Bead Social at 4:30 and meeting at 7.

David and BAM are having another three day workshop February 3rd, 4th and 5th in 2006. If you are interested in class reservations
call the Bellevue Arts Museum: (425) 0519-0752
or email:

A study of texture and color.

Speaking of Peggy and Margaret, they are to be cover girls. Look for them on the cover of Pacific Magazine in the Sunday edition of the Seattle Times/PI on November 27th. I believe it is the Home Issue and the girls are at the old Capitol Hill house.

On this weeks reading list:

The Dalai Lama’s Secret Temple, by Ian Baker
Amazing color and imagery.

Guitar Army, by John Sinclair
Thanks to Teresa for reminding me of this great book. A must read.

The Elements of Typographic Style, by Robert Bringhurst
The best book ever written about math, nature and type. Really a great read and applicable for any artistic discipline.

Thanks again to all the ladies for a great weekend and we’ll see all you next week, same time, same blog.

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flying margaret
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Posted by: geniusgirlmonday @ 8:43 pm

Cioppino was on the table today along with a feta/olive/cucumber/tomato salad. We sopped up the last of the stew with some olive bread. It was a feast David rounded up from the shelves and isles of Ballard’s Town and Country Market (open 24 hrs).

While we’re here at the new digs in Ballard, let’s take a look around.

The corner of the corner office.

“Andy Warhol”, 1970, painted by Alice Neal (

Raw material.

David’s palate from making beaded rings for Family Day at the Bellevue Arts Museum. David, Ruth, Sharon and I had a great time with the kids and their families yesterday. Thanks to the museum staff for jumping in and helping out.

David’s studio table.

Betty in the new studio.

One more from the Bellevue Arts Museum show, “Two Hands, Twenty Years and a Billion Beads”.
That’s the “Wardrobe Malfuntion” piece that we’ve been following in the blog.

Today’s lesson: compare and contrast.

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