Monday, February 8, 2010
busy bee and sleepers.
My workshops all went great this weekend. I had 2 adult intro to embroidery classes and a kids class. The kids were hilarious- it is amazing to see which ones can really focus and have the patience needed for embroidery. My adult classes were nice sizes and great groups of people. I hope they all keep stitching. I have some more coming up if you want to get your hands busy.
Today my studio is all cleaned up for a studio visit of about 20 junior high students. I am a visiting artist for the Nurture Art Education program and my 3 day stint starts today with a studio visit, tomorrow I go to their school for a formal lecture, and Wednesday we do a hands on embroidery workshop. I think it will be very fun.
But sadly since my solo show is still up my studio is looking a little bare. I have work up and a little pile to show them but I do not have my newest embroideries as they are all either at my show or shipped out to other shows. I need to get stitching so I have more work.
Speaking of getting stitching, the above image is my newest work for my "sleepers" series. I am planning a series of large scale works of people in their bed asleep or recently awakened. So I have this one ready to go, a super exciting triptych planned, and my camera ready so that I can gather a images of some other folks when they are visiting or I am visiting them. I am very excited about the series....
But this piece might have to wait until the end of the month or so to get stitched on as I have a new text work that I need to finish for a show by the end of this month and another for a show in May and since I am popping a baby out in April I am going to try to finish it before the birth day. busy. But all good.