Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The artist's muse

My good friend Bette Levy, whose art repertoire includes embroidery, crochet, quilting and mixed media, has a solo show at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany IN, through April 28.  One of the works on display is an assemblage of shopping lists, sewed together and waxed.

Bette Levy, Shopping Spree

While Bette was working on this piece she asked her friends to contribute shopping lists, and since we are inveterate listmakers in our household, we had plenty to give her.  In fact, a favorite family story concerns a jerk neighbor whom my husband ran into at the grocery store.  The neighbor noticed Ken's list and sneered that he and his wife never use lists; they just walk up and down the aisles and buy whatever they want!!

Imagine my surprise to see Bette's finished piece in the museum and find so many of our own lists as part of it.

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