Drop Down MenusCSS Drop Down MenuPure CSS Dropdown Menu

January 3, 2014

The Art of Sleeping Bear Dunes

My husband's sister Celia is an artist.  
  With no formal training I've always been impressed with her abilities and so proud for her for this recent accomplishment.
250 artists from around the country submitted their art and after being juried 108 were chosen and hers was one of them!  There was also a book created called "Art of Sleeping Bear Dunes" .  It is published by The Leelanau Press which is dedicated to publishing books about the art and history of the Leelanau County area of northern Michigan.
"Her picture is titled "Imaginary Trail"
All of the artists that were included in this book have their work on display at the Dennos Museum, located here in Traverse City, Michigan. We took a walk through the museum over the Christmas holiday with our daughter and I took a few pictures.
Her picture

This one was at least 8 ft. wide
Some are whimsical
The one on the left looked like melted candle wax

This picture created with quilted fabrics

A closer view of the sky from the quilted picture

It was very interesting to see all the different art work and various techniques and materials each artist uses to create their vision.

This is a link to the Sleeping Bear Dunes visitors bureau in case you'd like to know more about the area. 

I'm joining
The Tablescaper
Oh the Places I've Been

The Dedicated House
Anything Blue Friday


  1. What lovely art work! I'm sure you, your husband and family are very proud of Celia! She is very talented and to have her work featured and published is so exhilarating!

  2. The gallery is full of beautiful pieces. How talented Celia is. The family must be so proud.
    The quilted picture is quite unique. Can't help loving the whimsical one too.

  3. Your sister in law is really talented Liz! Thanks for sharing her beautiful work.

  4. How beautiful! She really is talented. I love art museums and I don't know a thing about art, but I just love wandering around in them. Looks like it was a good day for you!

  5. What an interesting exhibit, with all the different visions and textures of the area. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

  6. I love art galleries so much. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous art. xo

  7. She certainly is talented Liz. I love her photo! Thanks for sharing the art gallery with us. Fun tour!

  8. What an amazing achievement! Her painting is outstanding. Thanks for inviting us along for a stroll through the showing. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay PS: Read about the dining room table in my post called Bells are Ringing, not to be confused with Bells are Still Ringing from last week. :-) CK

  9. Your sister-in-law is super talented! I would walk that imaginary trail any day! :-)

    I think it's great that you guys went to an art showing. We used to do that kind of stuff. I don't know what's happened to us...we have no culture anymore! ;-)

    Congratulations to Celia on her outstanding achievement!!!!!!

  10. How wonderful to have her work published in a book!

  11. Beautiful art work! I know you are very proud of her. Her work is gorgeous!

  12. Happy New Year, Liz! Your sister-in-law's work is beautiful! Thanks for sharing her work with us.


  13. Very talented lady! Is she the one who did the art on the barn? Beautiful!


Thank you for your comments! I don’t always get a chance to reply but I do read them!


Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
 Follow My RSS Feed  Follow My Google+  Contact Me Follow Me on Pinterest