I'm thrilled that one of my paintings has been accepted into the Hope & Feathers Gallery Small Works Show! The show is up November 28th through January 14th and the opening reception is on December 1st.
My piece is the first painting in my series, 'How Memory Manifests'
Raspberries In Michigan Oil on Wood, 9" x 12" 2016
From October 21st until November 27th, Long Weekend and Fayes Video in California are hosting #CautionMayBeHot. This show will feature 12oz paper coffee cups altered in some way by the participating artists.
For my submission, I thought about the potential life cycle of a coffee cup. It begins very clean and crisp and then may get stained by coffee or lipstick. Afterwards, it's thrown away and potentially ends up outside, exposed to plant life and vegetation. I'm interested in the idea of this object collecting 'memories' and displaying them through different layers of media.
- "Decomposition" 2016
- watercolor, ink, coffee, lipstick
- 12oz paper cup
During the month of September I'm making a painting a day based on the prompts from Augustwren's Class on Creativebug. I've really enjoyed the accountability the challenge gives me. It's also been an important reminder that I improve and progress if I really stick to practicing consistently. Below are a few of my favorites. You can also visit this page or follow me on instagram to see my paintings for the rest of the month!
Even though I'm not in school anymore and I do prefer summer to fall, it's hard not to get caught up in some of the fun back-to-school projects. This summer, I helped instruct Gather Here's kids' sewing and fiber camps. During the last week, the kids made some fabulous looking backpacks and I had to have one of my own!
Pattern: Unknown.. from the archives at Gather Here!
Fabric: exterior is Moda Mochi Dots in Putty, interior is a pale pink quilting weight cotton from my stash.
Alterations: I top-stitched the straps, which the pattern didn't call for but I think top-stitching often gives a more finished, professional look.
What's better than a tote featuring wee sheeps? A tote with wee sheeps who are wearing wee hats.
Pattern: Art Student Tote by Anna Maria Horner, Version A
Fabric: Cotton Canvas by Kokka