Thursday, April 14, 2011

A New Thrill

This work of art is named "When I grow up I want to be Mark Rothko", or, in short: The Markobile. Pronounced like an Italian/Spanish word. A Vassilobile is being planned, possibly also a Pietobile, a Paulobile and a Kasimobile. In most cases, I don't make real what I announce; in case I don't, I'll sell the names to some mobile producer. The first one to build these things was  Alexander Calder, who also invented the name (pronounced mo-bee-lay). This one is beautiful and a lot more complex than mine.
I used to do such things as a teenager. Later, I never knew how to be patient enough to balance that out. And I did not feel able to manage fumbling with small things. But quilting has given back some of my old skills. It is funny -- now that I am 62 today, I feel like going back into former stages of my life.
And this is a resting unfinished quilt.


Chris Gray said...


...and I love the mo-bee-lays :-)

Kathleen Loomis said...

I want to make a La Donna Mobile.

Yael said...

I am waiting for the Paulobile! :-)
The photo with the chair is just wonderful, so peaceful and sunny is this place to look at!
Till 120 dear Eva - I wish you all the best, foremost health and then all the color you can get!

jude said...

happy birthday! a resting quilt is a beautiful thing.

Diane said...

Happy Birthday! I used to make mobile with pieces of wire wrapped sea glass and I loved them. I always found them so delicate looking and I loved the beauty of the glass.

Hope you are having a wonderful day today :)

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Happy Birthday!
It is the greatest time of your life and it will only get better!

ArtSparker said...

I think we enjoy playing again as we get older, well, I find that I do. I hope your crisis is past and resolved.