October 29, 2010

I Can't Believe I Missed This...

There was a fabulous needlework exhibit at the Nantucket Whaling Museum while we were on the island...and I can't believe I missed it!!!

During a conversation with one of the local artists, Peggy Silverstein (at one of the celebratory parties) I intimated that I was a needleworker. That party was the last evening of our stay on the island.
Peggy said, "Gee. I wish I'd known that about you the first night we met. I would have told you about the Boardman exhibit at the Whaling Museum." She then took out her iPhone, found the Museum site and held up a needlework image that took my breath away.
The exhibit is entitled, "Sometimes Think of Me: Notable Nantucket Women Through The Centuries" by Susan Boardman. Ms. Boardman is a full-time resident of Nantucket and is thoroughly immersed in textile art. Her recurring themes are women, family and home, as they relate to Nantucket and its rich whaling heritage.
As soon as I got back home, I went to Susan Boardman's website, and then over to the Nantucket Whaling Museum's site. I looked at their information on the exhibit, knowing that they would have a catalog of all of the items in the show.

I wasn't disappointed. I purchased the 150 page book about Susan Boardman's embroidered narratives, overflowing with images of her incredible needlework and biographies of the subjects she stitches. The book costs $35 and is worth every single cent. Of course, the other images I'm sharing with you are notecards that I also couldn't resist.

If you get a chance to see any of the Boardman needlework pieces, don't miss them. Her work is really impeccable and beyond description. These are all truly works of heart. Of course, you can use the links I've shared to purchase your own copy of "Sometimes Think of Me". You won't be sorry, I promise.

I hope you like my nod to all the beautiful, white pumpkins I've seen around Blogland. I've changed my Brynwood header for the season. Happy Fall Y'all!

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw Donna I am so sorry you missed the opportunity to see such works of art. I can tell in your writing how disappointed you are but thank goodness you were able to purchase her book.
I will have to come back later this evening and check out the sites you gave us.
Right now Gary is on his way over to help me with a couple of things out here on the North Forty that takes a mans strength to do. He is doing good and I know it is because of all your prayers.
As always honey you leave me the best comments like the one I just read and yes I too agree with Arkansas Patti! lol
Hope you and handsome have a wonderful weekend
Love
Maggie

Charlene said...

I like the white pumpkin for the season. I soooooooo have to change my header up or I get bored. And so sorry you missed the exhibit. Have a Happy Halloween & don't eat to much candy. Is Fez gonna dress up? HUGS!
Charlene

Sherri said...

Glad you were able to atleast get the book! Enjoy it!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What amazing work!!!! Thank you for sharing this with us. The detail is incredible - and I love all the pretty country scenes she created. I'd be so excited to see those works in person, too. I always search high and low for catalog books after seeing amazing exhibits. Theresa

Michelle May said...

How cool is that!!! I just ordered the book too. Oh wow is her work ever fabulous! I know you were totally disappointed you missed seeing it in person. Thanks for the info on the book girlfriend. I'm looking forward to getting it.
xx, shell

Sarah said...

Donna, I noticed your header first thing. I'm fond of the white pumpkins!
I'm sad you missed the exhibit. Makes me want to hop a flight and go see it. The Whaling Museum is a wonderful place to visit at anytime though. You would have enjoyed the experience. Thank you for sharing this information. I'm definitely going to add this catalog to my library. I'm off to the web site as soon as I hit "publish".
Happy Day and Happy Halloween! ~ Sarah
PS
Cute video above!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Goodness, what beautiful artwork. I would love to see that exhibit. Thank you for thinking of us and keeping us in your prayers.

Much love....Tracy :)

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