Thursday, February 18, 2016

Exciting News-

I'm so excited to announce that I am going to be a part the Artful Gathering Faculty this summer.
Part of the kick off to this event is a blog hop that introduces all of the faculty.

It's called Bring Your Wings Contest and you have a chance a winning some amazing prizes!

Check out the Artful Gatherings Website for more information.

I'm in the final stretches of preparing for the course I will be teaching. I can't wait to tell you all about it. But for now, it has to remain a  secret... SSSS.....

Friday, January 1, 2016

Song of myself

In preparation for an online class that I am making for the Artful Gathering, I have moved myself into a brighter, more cozy (albeit, smaller) studio space on the main floor of our house. The attic has proven to be too cold in the winter and the stairs too tough on my knees. So, our three-season porch, has become winterized. I have been busy out here for the past few weeks, moving into my new space. 

This past fall has been a complete whirlwind. I don't know how it got away from me. I taught two classes at Shake Rag Alley in September. Then I headed up to Minneapolis to spend some time vending a Art-Is-You. October and November had me designing and building costumes for NightFires, shipped them back to Vermont. How I missed working on that show. I'm was so excited and grateful when Marianne  asked for my help with the dancer costumes.

Then December crept in.  I was immediately off to Asia to work for two weeks with some of our vendors in Korea and Hong Kong. The day job has left little space for making or even thinking of making new art. 

But, finally, with this new space, with all my materials around me- I have become inspired to work on art again.

New Work
Assemblage from found objects
Volt meter case, rusted lamp parts, metal lid, rusted spring, recovered bottle, vintage text, wire, china marker.
9"x 6 1/2" x 3 1/2"

This piece was inspired by a single atom and Walt Whitman's Song of Myself. In some ways it reminds me of the Shrine of Invention. There's a bit of an evolution my assemblages have changed some since 2008. 

Every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

We are all stardust.  We are all interconnected. 

Wishing you Peace and Joy was we move forward into 2016.