Wednesday, April 17, 2013

endings and beginnings

unexpected pear
A perfect spring day: sunshine, warmth, trees about to burst into bloom.
Sure knowledge haunts the edges of each thought: 
three sets of parents, 
three families, 
three widening circles of friends, 
mourn the death of a child, from Monday's bombing.
 Prayers encompass them, but cannot measure grief.

Loss, birth. Pointless violence, promise of spring.
"There is a feeling that wants to be expressed," my 95-year-old student said yesterday. "If I had another 30 years, I might be able to express it."

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fabric Collage Class: or, What to do with all this fabric

Have a stash of fabric? Do you collect buttons, bits of ribbon, or old photographs? 
Do you pick up interesting things  - sticks, rocks, feathers - other people call junk? 

You're one of us.

Set aside Thursday evenings next month to explore free-form fabric collage 

Wingbeat  L.Dunn
We'll take a journey together from plain square to completed image.
 Spontaneity and exploration are encouraged. 
Sewing will be entirely optional. 

Independence  L. Dunn

Come with a clear ideas, vague notions, or none at all. 
We'll start where you are and see what happens.
Into the Woods. LDunn

Your work may even take you out of the square and off the page:

Free Form Fabric Collage

Only 4 spaces left. 
Registration ends soon. 
Call Arlington Center for the Arts (781) 648-6220
or go here to make sure you join us.

Thursdays 7-9:30 PM
Arlington Center for the Arts
April 25-May 23

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fiber Art Cards for Spring

I've been working on new cards for spring.

Be Yourself Biker

 They will be for sale this Saturday, noon-5, at the Loading Dock Gallery and in Lowell Fiber Studio, #512 on the fifth floor.
Begin Anywhere birds

As always, each one is unique, made by hand, by  me.
a favorite quote from antiquity

If you haven't been to Open Studios for a while, you are in for a stunning day. There are so many new artists in the building. Paintings, stained glass, soap, upcycled furniture, knitting, weaving, quilts, clay, even model boats: you'll find it all at 122 Western Avenue.
For the graduate, perhaps

 Find something wonderful for mother's day, graduation, or just for you this Saturday.
My favorite for today

Western Avenue Open Studios
122 Western Avenue
Lowell, MA
Noon to 5

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tiny Worlds Class in Cambridge

My friend Mimi Kirchner is teaching a Tiny World class at Gather Here on April 13 and 14. Come join the fun! Take an old tea cup and a few scraps of wool. Add a peaceful afternoon, and make art with new friends.

Voila. Tiny worlds: Pin cushion art.

This class is suitable for anyone who can thread a needle.

You can see her wonderful Tiny World Pincushions (and order one for yourself) here.