Greetings Textilians & Lovers of Beauty
I am not having a holiday show this year so I wanted to reach out to say Happy Holidays! We have all been hunkered down and dealing with this Pandemic in our own ways. I have been doing studio-lite, some small production for the Santa Fe Weaving Gallery.
Playing with Kantha blankets
My latest excitement has been playing with Indian Kantha blankets to create Jackets and Vests. It’s a fun patchwork puzzle and quite satisfying. My brother Marcus took some crazy fun pictures of us jumping for colorful joy in the new pieces.
At the beginning of last year I took an assemblage class, through City College . It was thrilling to learn how to construct trash to make 3-D art, glueing and bolting my way to bliss. Oh my, that was sooo fun. It is a medium that suits me. I love to compose using my intuition to combine the disparate elements the teacher provided. I aim to get back into doing more explorations with all the treasures I have accumulated over the years.
I started painting a number of years ago in oil. I had two teachers that specialized in plein air-outdoor painting. My current teacher, Carol Myer, ran a class a couple of towns up the highway in a large open studio. She taught me the fundamentals of painting still life. I love her use of color and brushwork. When we started shelter in place she resorted to Zoom check-ins and classes and an occasional outdoor class. So, I have also been able to keep some continuity in my practice. It is challenging and enlivening to be a beginner again.
Virtual Rack Tours
If you hanker for something to give you cheer and to wear on your zoom calls, I am available to do a virtual studio/rack tour. Click on the button and we can arrange to connect up via FaceTime or Duo and I can give you a tour of my full rack. I have something for every season in many gorgeous fabrics and styles.
Or if you live in the vicinity I can accommodate a one-at-a-time visit to my studio. (After this latest shelter in place order that is.)
Also, check out what’s at the Santa Fe Weaving Gallery. I have worked with the Weaving Gallery since 1993 or so. They are very supportive and have great taste. I send them some of my favorites pieces! I am grateful to have a store in one of my favorite places.
Happiest New Year!
I hope each one of you is finding a silver lining in this wild period we are in. We will endure and flourish! May this New Year bring all that you need for a fulfilling life!
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