Wednesday, December 10, 2014

stained lace

A new drawing of stained lace that I am loving so much.  I am in to a new one this week. I am really excited about it as a series that connects all my work.

happening, growing, working on....

Fiber Sculpture at the ICA

Giving up some studio hours to go to this show  at the ICA but I am getting the feeling that if I do not go today I will miss it which would be a travesty so...

I am looking forward to seeing and creating my own opinion around it as everyone has shared there opinion with me.  So you will get my opinion too. I am getting excited just thinking about it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

typed musings.

I saw one of these lovely pieces in a book while browsing (aka taking a mini escape from my family) in our local bookstore and I loved them. I am not someone who knows all that much about Joan Mitchell's work- though her paintings are amazing they are not my style. BUT these tprewriter works are lovely and unexpected.

The organic drawing style, aggressive to subtle use of color and poetic musings. Just my style.  I did a series of typewriter drawings, that I have always loved, a long time ago and it makes me want to pull out my funky old thing out again.

This quote from Joan Didion is also awesome...

Monday, December 8, 2014


In my studio for a few hours Friday and made some good progress and on this VERY chilly day I am headed there again and hoping to make some great progress today.  Here is to stitching, drawing and thinking in my white room.


Here is my work in the Personal is Political. I was very happy with the show in general The space looked great and a lot of the work was interesting. I was a little freaked that the curator used ack nails in my work!!! But it seemed like she was careful so hopefully they come back fine. But ack!

One of my favorite works was by Kim Lockwood, lovely photos inspired by the remnants found in her grandparents home that echoed the changes in the mining town they lived.

Katrina Majkut had an interesting series of cross stitches of contraceptives.

Beverly Semmes had a work in their permanent collection on view from her house dress series which was very cool.

I speak at the Vessels show on Thursday so I will have pics of that show later this week.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Vessels: Opening and Chat.

ooh, yeah another opening...

So the truth is I am trying to put my eye a little more locally with exhibits. Not exclusively of course but I really have hardly shown at all in Boston and I do live here so. I am delighted to have work in 2 shows this month and the 2nd one opens this week. I have 2 works in it one old and one newer.

Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art

Image above: Seeded Sprout, Sue Hale
What does a vessel or container mean to you? Is it a functional object, or something spiritual or emotional? Is it a “useful pot to put things in”? A place to put things for safekeeping or a way to display its contents? Do you want to contain yourself or something else?


Sunday, December 7, 2014; 4:00 pm-6:00 pm


December 3 – 21, 2014
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA

There is also an informal artist talk featuring me on December 11th from 6-8pm. come say hi!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Personal is Political Reception

This show has been up for a bit but I am really looking forward to seeing the work at the Reception this Thursday from 5:30-7:30.

November 1 – December 12, 2014
The Personal is Political is Personal
Curated by Sara Allred

In this exhibition, artists illustrate how personal truths are played out in political/public contexts, and how laws and policy affect their personal lives and the lives of others. Through this work, the artists hope to draw attention to issues they are passionate about by engaging the viewer in a visual exploration of social justice issues.

Details here. Located at the Tufts Campus.

Monday, December 1, 2014


Working in the studio today. Spent a lot of time just organizing my brain but eventually got to some flower stitching on the ballerinas and some more drawing.

I am not sure if this drawing is done but I am sure that I am loving it. 
It has been unbelievable to work this way after so many years of not drawing at all.  It also is conceptually making a lot of sense to me too. Taking these torn, stained and worn-out clothes and fabrics and abstracting them with scale into these drawings feels good and meaningful to me.  They make a lot of sense with my text based works right now and I feel like some of the images I am printing also. So we will see but I am looking forward to working on these and seeing where they go.

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