I can't believe I didn't post in April, and almost all of May. Krikey! Time Flies!
I'll try to do a two month re-cap....there's been a lot going on!
Lately, I've been busy with Exhibit openings and Artists' Talks. Pictured here is a photo from 'Tangents: fiber diversified', an exhibit of fourteen Vermont members of the Surface Design Association. I'm so glad to be a part of this talented group, and am excited that we are getting our work out there together.
It's a really wonderful show, and runs through May 31st (tomorrow!!) in the Third Floor Gallery of Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT. AND....Our next group show is almost here!
'In Our Element - Expressions in Color and Texture'
June 5 - July 13, 2014
Please go to my News & Events page for all of those details!
While on the one hand, it takes time away from my wall art, I enjoy that people love this work for a totally different reason than they might be drawn to my landscapes. And I love seeing people wearing my art around town, or hearing where they might be traveling to!
I've always enjoyed local markets, even way back when living in Bucks County with my batik clothes at Rice's Market. It's just fun to be out in the community. It's also fun to watch all the dogs that get to play.
I really want it to be a large piece, but am such the practical girl - I need to measure my car, and contemplate my options. I might not stretch the piece as I normally do so that it can be rolled for easier transport.
But I'm not sure...
Anyway, four panels are completed, and I'm in the midst of the fifth. If I make it one large piece, I think it will be the five. If I decide to stretch over frames, I might need to make it six to have two dyptychs...
Not much more to go on the stitching, and then I get to do the dyeing. FUN!
This is a new smaller piece (12"x12") in progress.
It's raw silk and silk gauze, that have been shibori-dyed and layered together.
I'm doing some hand stitching...
Here's a close up shot that shows that stitching better.
Here's another new smaller piece in progress.
It's a vintage napkin that's been dyed and also has silk organza that was shibori dyed.
I haven't even gotten to the stitching yet, but it's on the to-do list!