Tuesday, November 29, 2011

So here they go

Here's a group shot, on my kitchen table, the night before delivery.

You can find my work this month at 
Stebbins Gallery in Harvard Square
 the Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell 

 and the first two weekends of December
in Studio 512, Western Avenue Studios, Lowell:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All I Wanted Was to Paint

Who said that life's what happens while you make other plans? 
Today's plan: buy a dozen cradled boards.
Sand, prime, paint, glue.
No boards at the local store, so I headed north.
On Tobin Bridge, my car took on something else from the upper deck. 
Glass shards everywhere and very nearly a couple of holes all the way through.
It looks bigger when you are peering through cracks at rush hour traffic.
The cracks are quite beautiful in the tunnels - they look like water
running across the windshield.

So instead of a peaceful afternoon doing this:

 I've drove to the State Police downtown,
and home in rush hour.

Everyone has been kind. 
I did get those cradled boards.
They need sanding.
But first, a cup of tea.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Groton show goes up

 This week started with a first for me: helping to hang a mutli-artist show.
Amazing to move the pieces about and see how they play with each other.
Juxtaposition reveals the links between traditional and contemporary.
The room grew richer as we worked. If you live near Groton, come enjoy the show.
Common Threads
 Owen Smith Shuman Gallery
Now through December 28
Reception with the Artists
Saturday, December 3, 1-2:30pm

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Art in the Heart of Winchester

This lovely show is run by the same organization that brings you Kidstock, an amazing hands-on theater program for young children. For one week, the theater's lobby becomes an exquisite gift shop. All the items for sale are made locally.

This year, each artist will work on-site for one shift. If you stop by Friday 2-4, you can come watch me make the fabric collages which become the basis for my portable art series.

What with gallery sitting and teaching I look forward to the time to work, even if it's in public!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Holiday Work

 With the arrival of November comes a slew of holiday sales. 
When I am not teaching, I am in my studio, making bags and portable art.
 The wee bags are bigger this year. 
Larger, cheerful clutch bags are happening too.


I love the upcycled mix of store-bought and hand-printed fabric.
 Here is the start of this year's Portable Art collection:
small fabric collages mounted on cradled board and glazed with medium.

For first choice, come to Western Avenue Open Studios  
this Saturday, November 5. 
But come visit me in studio 512 first, since I have to leave early.
I'll be in Studio 512 from noon to 3 PM. 

Monday November 6,  find me at the Quilter's Connection Holiday Boutique,
at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, in Watertown,  6-8:30PM.