Saturday, April 30, 2016

INTERLUDES


In the late spring of 2015 I helped to care for my dear father as he made his final journey from life here on earth to the unknown world beyond. The loss was a great one for me.

“Interludes” is a collection of works that speak to the moments of understanding and peace that came to me in between the crushing and painful bouts of grief. Over time and with patience I have come to see the dark, hollow of grief pale in comparison to the vision of all he gave me.

My Dad and I shared a great love for the complex beauty of the New England landscape. The imagery in these works was taken from the time I spent over the past 12 months wandering the woods near my home in search of the meaning of life and love.

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, May 7
4 pm - 6pm

If you are in the area please join me!

Click here for the gallery website
and here for directions

And just to tease you here are a few detail shots of some of the pieces:










Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Recent Art Journal Entry

This is a copy/paste from my art journal blog. I thought I would post it here too.

My last entry in my art journal was February 21 of this year. On February 24th my dear father was diagnosed with primary liver cancer. Since then much has happened in my life. I've been teaching, visiting colleges with my youngest son, welcoming my middle son back from a semester in India, visiting my father in Boulder, CO, attending the commencement ceremony at University of Maine that presented him with an honorary doctorate degree for his work establishing Hospice care in the United States. I gave the keynote speech at the Michigan Hand-weavers Association's conference at Hope College. And alongside my step mother I helped my father step over to the other side. Since June 16th I have been grieving. They tell me it will take a long time before I can even begin to not miss his weekly phone calls, his stories of the past and predictions for the future, his advise, his care and his love.

But I can start to step away from the darkness by making an art journal entry and posting it here to share with you.

This spread started when I decided to try using one of my detailed stencils with pan pastels. It worked so much better then I had thought but of course it changed and morphed in such a way that those initial images are now completely cover.

This is the stencil I used. For materials I used pan pastels, Golden fluid acrylics, pages from an old telephone book and a Montana acrylic paint marker. The paint marker is new to me. I only bought one to try it out. So hence the blue lines. I loved using it and love the results.

Stencil

Full page spread










Don't forget to click on the images for a larger view and thanks for looking. I am thinking that because each individual page I make goes through so many changes before being completed that I will try at some point soon to start video taping the process.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fletcher Farm School of Arts and Crafts

I am in Ludlow, VT teaching at the Fletcher Farm School of Arts and Crafts. This is my first teaching gig since my Dad passed and although it was hard to be away from my family it has been good. In all honesty though, I did manage to sneak away in the late afternoon to be home this evening.Today I finished a sweet 2-day monotype printing workshop. I had only 2 students! Here are some photos of their great work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow will be the first day of another 2 day workshop. This one will be Hand Painting Fat Quarters Students will learn about painting watercolor backgrounds and carving, cutting and using their own stencils and stamps. We'll also discuss composition and designing their own fabric collections.

Stay tuned!

 

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Winner Is??????



All your names

Folded in half and randomly placed in the bucket

This is my friend Bruce Kahn. He stopped by the studio at just the right time!
 Drum Roll PLease!!!


 And the Winner is??????





Tesuque!


Thank you everyone for making this fun! If you didn't win the DVD I hope you consider buying Lyric Kinard's great new DVD on making and using Thermofax Screens. Click here to make that purchase.