Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Hello! I'm so excited that I'm writing in my blog, but I must remember to keep it short or I'll be here all day, babbling on and on to make up for lost time.
So, what have I been up to this last month? Well, I've had bits and spurts of art. I went to second half of the Masterworks exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum. I was so sad to hear the very next day that the museum would be closing. I also attended the opening for Susan Schrott's solo exhibition at the Flat Iron Gallery. To date, I think Susan's sold four pieces!
I took a trip to New Jersey to learn screen printing from a master: Rayna Gillman. I had to leave before the end of class to meet the children after school, but I was so happy I went. I've discovered that I love screenprinting! Here are a few samples of what I made that day:
I've been doing lots of editing, working on articles for both the Summer and Fall SAQA Journal issues. I've learned a lot and have had many interesting email exchanges with contributing artists. So, so cool!
I haven't spent much time in the studio because a large portion of the spare time has been taken up by physical therapy. I finally reached my breaking point and decided I had to do something about the hip pain I was having, left over from an injury at Thanksgiving. I started in May and the sessions, including travel time, take about 2 1/2 hours. Do that three times a week and you've lost a big hunk of time. But I'm finally seeing some improvements; too bad I've used up all the sessions allowed by my doctor's orders. I'll see what comes next. Nonetheless, here's the last piece I worked on. It was for my Textile Abstractions group challenge; the theme was "text".
|Bet you can't guess what this one is called...|
I took a few hours one morning and was filmed for a "Letters to the Editor" segment for the upcoming, "In Stitches" e-mag. My film debut! We'll see if they use my footage. My dear friend, Jane Davila is the editor for In-Stitches and I'm so excited for her. And, my website is LIVE! You can check it out at www.VivienZepf.com . There are still a few photos and quilts to upload, but it's available for viewing. Many and sincere thanks to Jane for doing this, as well. She is a very talented woman!
This week I sent off my quilt for Sacred Threads and a small piece to be shown at the Morris Museum gift shop, in conjunction with a Fiber Revolution exhibit starting June 23rd.
And, in between all this, I've planted my vegetable garden (it took me a week) and have been taking pictures when I can.
|Look - my first red pepper flower!|
|Sometimes I love the drama of black and white.|
I'm so excited!