Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Exciting News!

I am thrilled and deeply honored to announce that my piece, On the Streets, has been juried into the Northeast Regional Contemporary Fiber Exhibition that's being hosted by the Rochester Contemporary Art Center and The Surface Design Association.    An acceptance is always nice, but this is especially meaningful for me given that the other artists who have been accepted are ones whose work I hold in very high esteem, such as Jeanne Williamson.  On the Streets will be on display from April 1st through May 9th, along with 27 other pieces.

This is such a dignified show that I feel I must behave like a dignified grown - up but I find it's just too hard....

WOO HOO!  I can't believe I was juried into the same show as Jeanne Williamson!!

On the Streets -- a commentary that we don't often see the people behind the signs

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fiber Revolution

Yesterday, I got some great news: I'm now a member of Fiber Revolution!  If you're unfamiliar with the group, please check out their website.  I'm honored to be part of a group of such impressive, talented, and kind members.  Woo hoo!

In the meantime, look at the picture I took yesterday of a computer keyboard.  Did you know that you could put electronics in the washing machine?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Picasso Dog

I had a few minutes today between the putting the potatoes in the oven and cooking the meat and veggies for dinner, so I pulled out Carla Sonheim's Drawing Lab again.  (Well, to be honest, I didn't have to pull it out; it's still sitting on the kitchen counter from the last time.... doesn't say much for my housekeeping skills, does it?)

At any rate, I've been intrigued by the idea of making my very own "Picasso Dog" as Carla calls them in her book.  The process for creating your creature is very simple and lots of fun.  And, while I haven't created a masterpiece, I enjoyed this exercise so much I anticipate that I'll have a whole pack of Picasso dogs in my sketchbook soon.

Here's the Alpha Picasso Dog.  What a hoot; he's definitely open to interpretation.   Could he also be a bull?  An elephant?

Ink and watercolor

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Whole Lot of Ice

It's really icy around here, but the scenery takes on a lovely new look with all the trimmings.   I wish I could take all the pictures I'd like to, but I simply can't get to everything.  The snow's just too high.   (Wish I had thigh high boots!)  Here are a few photos I was able to get...