Monday, April 23, 2012

here I come big apple...

architectural quilts by Natalya Aikens remind me of NY.

I am SO looking forward to being in NYC for the entire week starting this Wednesday. My main reason to head in is to lead a 2 day workshop at NYU Gallatin for the 2nd time. I work with a class that has been reading literature of various genres that focus on women characters who are doing "women's work." The class is a really wonderful class with an incredibly unique way of looking at women's roles in society and such. The instructor ends the class with me coming in and working with the students so that they have the actual ability to make a work of self expression through these techniques that they have been reading about. I am so looking forward to coming to their class.

In addition I am teaching a really fun and in depth workshop at the Manhattan Textile Arts Center during the weekend. So SIGN up if you have not already so you don't miss out. Details here. And for those of you in the Boston area my workshop in May at the Eliot School is FULL. But you still have opportunities to take a class in June with me at the Eliot school and/or take a class at the Essex Art Center. Hope to see you at one of the many classes coming up. Get all the details on classes here.

Very excited to see more and more small stories submissions coming in and CANNOT wait to see what these last few days bring in. Make sure to get me your submission. Details here.

The studio has been quiet as I have had house guests since Tuesday, I am trying to get some sort of job, and my lil't celebrated his 2nd birthday. WOW how did that happen. But I have been making small progress on a commercial project that is due at the end of the week. And once that is done I look forward to focusing on the last 2 pieces needed for my solo show in Brooklyn.

4 comments:

Natalya Aikens said...

thanks for using my quilts to illustrate your blog post! funny enough I have a few thoughts brewing on real NYC quilts...

slkrueg said...

You always spotlight such inspirational fiber art work!

Joetta M. said...

S- Thanks I try.

Natalya- love your work and was happy to feature it. As soon as I saw the architectural work it made me think of NY though I knew it was not. Hope to see it in person someday:)

Natalya Aikens said...

Joetta thank you! I think we're both in the NYC area, I'll be happy to welcome you for a studio visit anytime.