Monday, December 30, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Future Heirlooms- Crytsal Gregory

If you missed this post last week don't miss it now. My most recent Future Heirlooms with the amazingly talented and sweet Crystal Gregory. Her newest work is truly blow your socks off. Read about it here.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

art critical

Read this fabulous interview with Jerry Saltz and Roberta Smith.  I respect both of their work so much and especially how they are always honest, frank and keep it about art. Read.

another excellent article by Smith on the danger and shame of the current art market.

Merry Christmas

 Wishing you and all of yours a very....

I hope you have a lovely tree, we do, full of handmade and vintage ornaments...

  We already played in the snow last week, and now its all melted...

Cookies were baked with grandma yesterday, t was an excellent baker.

We hope to go on the little ones first ice skating adventure, if the weather cooperates.

and once the sleepy head crawls out of bed I think we will see a lot of happy faces opening presents...

and then a nice walk cozied up in our winter gear...

again with love and warmth...

(and if you do not celebrate have a very merry day off.) 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

love. so love.

really love this work by Emily Felderman.

from her statement:
....They are now part of a complete art piece where their patina, scratches, and history are integrated and unified with my textile work.

see more here.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

knitted language.

I found out about the artist Ann Tilley from this brief article on contemporary fiber art. I like her new work of text and craft.

See more here.

Friday, December 13, 2013

I am teaching in a heavenly place....

I am so unbelievably excited and honored to be a part of the amazing wonderful creative group of folks that teach with Squam Art Workshops.  I will be teaching with Squam Workshop for their June Fiber week. I have been an admirer of the workhops and the mission of Elizabeth their founder for awhile now so I am very excited to be in squam teaching. I know that it is already almost sold out so sign up NOW.

My class is....


Exquisite Stitch

In this class we will slip into a gentle place and bring a meaningful moment forward.

Read all about the class and the workshops here.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


 I swear I am alive, I still love you, I still have so much in my voice to say, I have so much stitching out of my fingers but what I do not have is so much time. I am working every free minute I have to get this piece done for a show in February and I am feeling so pressed.
So it just seems that to get here and speak to you wonderful, creative beauties never ends up happening. But I am here in my studio making as much as my little body can. I hope you are too.

take life by the seat of your pants

Very sad as this unique spirit is no longer walking amongst us but just seeing this artist video makes me want to grab my life and creativity by the seat of the pants and go.

The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr from Stormy Pyeatte on Vimeo.

This young woman makes me want to love a little more, be a little more wacky, wear what I want and make everything I can dream of. See more of her lovely work here.

Monday, December 9, 2013

simply laborious


 some interesting work by Japanese born NYC based artist Kumi Yamashita. She creates technically amazing and conceptually driven portraits from very unique and often laborious processes.

 Such as a single thread and nails.

 Credit card rubbings.

Shoe prints on sheets.

 and pulling threads. See more here.

ergh and ack,

I have not had a real studio day for over 2 weeks and it is kind of driving me crazy. But I have been diligently working on this work and it is taking me forever. I opened it up to see my progress and to be frank it was overwhelming. 

I need to have this work done for a show in February and have now realized that I essentially can do nothing for the next 2 months but stitch on it. I am loving the work but ack it is a slow one.  I am really struggling with balance of time, work, studio, and my energy level.  I have dropped the ball on so many things this fall simply as they just do not win the war of importance but it makes me bummed out.

Oh I wish we could do it all.

But I am really looking forward to my exhibit in January though I have no idea what it is actually going to be. Ergh.

Monday, December 2, 2013

some lovelies

some lovely work submitted to me awhile ago by Robin McCarthy.  Lovely for sure.

studio rambles

oh my I cannot believe thanksgiving was just 4 days ago- time just blurs by with such a full life. I hope your holiday was wonderful and joyful and full of good food.

I got to meet up with a very good friend of mine from grad school and NYC which was a total treat.  But of course that always gets me thinking about the city and my career and all that fun jazz.

I am  trying to embrace the ebb and flow of my practice, my career and the time of my life but sometimes my impatience and ambition make that very hard. I really miss nothing about living my day to day life in nyc but I do worry about how my career will grow and get  better not being there.  Boston's scene is so difficult as the galleries are mostly conservative or the hipper ones are very anti-aesthetic in style so I am so struggling in finding a place for my work here.  And it is so hard to stay involved in nyc when I am not there.   Life here is so much more suited to my soul even if I do not see enough good art on a regular basis. But yet I do. A bit of a ramble but a lot of what is going on in my head this weekend.

How do you have the career, with the work, with the life you want?  The answer and balance is there but I am still figuring it out. Does anyone know the secret? ha.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

drowned interview.

a few months back I was contacted to do an interview for the fun blog, Drowning Dogs, which features mail interviews with artists. we are sent the questions, can respond however we like and then mail them back the actual mail is what is published on the blog.

I was sent card stock with green marker questions an aesthetic that felt to in congruent with me that I ended up cutting it apart and remaking it into a collage of words, questions, and little drawings. Go check my interview out here

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

yearning for a studio day

No studio day today, I gave it up so I could be home the day after thanksgiving with my kiddo. Hopefully, I will get some work done in Friday while nap is happening but last week my studio day was just perfect these are some shot taken last week... gives you a view into all the happenings at the studio.


Monday, November 25, 2013

time spent.


very cool work my good friend from grad school brought to my attention-  a new series,

I think her website is in process as a lot of links do not work but a number of her projects look interesting.  But thankfully this wonderful cross stitch project is working see more here.

late night drawing....

Sometimes I do really love having my studio in my house-  like at 11pm a night when I get a random thought and can go in my studio for an hour and make a drawing.  I lazed out and did no get as much stitching as I would have liked yesterday but am excited about this drawing that I started late night.

I am excited to see how much I develop it. I am digging the fast unfinished look of things lately and kind of want my work to live there so we will see. I have a show in February and kind of have no idea what work will end up in it so I am just going with the flow and letting it go. In the end the show will be me curating from all this recent work and making sense of it somehow.

 Do you have late night rushes for your work?
(sorry the picture sucks but it was taken at midnight.)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I saw this on facebook and shared but thought many of you would love it too. Being a mama is one of the best and hardest things you can ever do as a women. 

My son is at the wonderful stage of asking for big hugs, wanting to hold my hand and a sweet voice saying "I love you too."  But he is also at the stage of night fears, picky eating, screaming tantrums and blossoming independence. Mamahood  we are all heroes...

because someday we all have to let go. Thanks mom.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

oh life.

come one take a class with me....

Be inspired by the current MFA exhibition ...

Inspired by the Hippie Chic fashion exhibition at the MFA, embroider directly onto clothing. We will offer some designs from that era for alteration, personalization and play. In the process, learn basic embroidery.
Sign up, embellish, ahve fin.

get your walls one.

my incredibly talented and wonderful friend now offers hand painted wallpaper. So if you own your house and want a place that you will simply love have her come and work some magic.  I cannot wait to own a place and have her transform it.