Images depicting the installation of my artwork for the Biennale du Lin, 2017.Read More
Hello there. This is the first of 3 posts I've written about where I've been lately... Enjoy!
I'm excited to tell you about the workshop I conducted in early June this year.
First I taught "Spontaneous Hand stitching" for Fiber577 at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio. The location couldn't have been better, it's located right on the Maumee river where the house, barns, cottage, orchard, etc all all kept in pristine condition under the careful watch of the Foundation employees and volunteers to help take ecological care of the land and fosters exploration, experimentation, personal enjoyment and creativity in education.
I taught in the cottage where we had a kitchen, nice workshop space and cool and comfortable sitting area. It was a fairytale location with a stellar group of women.
On Friday evening I gave a lecture in the library of the main house. There was a sold out crowd of 50. The entire staff at the 577 Foundation is fabulous and spend a great deal of time and care to make sure every detail is covered. I'd teach there again in a heartbeat.
Spring is here and my studio is blooming with new artwork!
I'm thrilled to announce that I received a 2nd Ohio Arts Council Award for Excellence in Individual Art. This is a highly competitive award and a true honor. And there is a nice monetary award that I'll receive.
Keeping a list of new studio supplies that I'd like to acquire...
In the meantime, I completed this commission for a client in Columbus, Ohio.
It is 24" high x 60" long. Watercolor and drawn lines.
This work is connected to my love for stitching and lines and to my long walks near the shores of Lake Erie here in Cleveland, Ohio.
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST at HEIGHTS ART IN CLEVELAND
After making the piece above, I decided to continue to paint and make more of this Aquascapes. These works are now on view at Heights Arts Gallery in Cleveland Hts, Ohio. On view now through June 18, 2017.
Here are 4 of the nine plus works as they looked on my leather sofa.
BIENNALE DU LIN UPDATE
I'm in the last moments of completing my installation for the Biennale du Lin in the province of Quebec. I fly up there on June 12 and will install the work.
The opening reception is June 18, 2017. I will learn more about the exact location soon. There are 3 potential installation venues.
Here are a few images as it looked while I worked on the piece.
I hand dyed white linen with indigo. From deep blue to light blue and have layered the work to look like water.
I will post images of the work once it's installed and looks exactly how I had envisioned it to be seen. This will happen in mid June.
Thrilled to see
my flax flowers blooming
And to realize that they are not all one color of blue just like the indigo-dyed linen I'm using for my installation.
I am also preparing to teach a 2 day workshop entitled Spontaneous Hand-Stitching in Perrysburg, Ohio for the Fiber577 event on June 10-11, 2017. I'll give a lecture on Friday night June 9. If you are nearby for the lecture or for my workshop, I'd love to meet you.
There are 2 spots open in my workshop.
Thank you for stopping by. Leave a note, I'd love to hear from you. C
My bestie who is stellar art consultant asked me to create a small image for her bespoke holiday cards to send out to her clients. This little 4 x 6 inch watercolor with a tessellation drawing is what she selected from my offerings.
If you knew her, you'd know that not only does she work tirelessly to place regional artwork in private and corporate art collections, she spends the early morning hours or any hours she can steal away, to go out onto Lake Erie with her paddle board and practice Stand Up Paddle board (SUP).
She's become quite the expert and is training to compete in events that will challenge her body and mind, that is when she's not running 200 mile races.
Having been inspired by her fortitude I painted a little gray house on a blue lake with a larger 'thought' cloud near the house. The gray house is a direct reference to her company logo.
I will be painting and drawing more images inspired by where I live and what I can imagine in 2017.
And I will continue to stitch, make large installations, eco print, and share what I know whenever I'm asked in the form of teaching.