Thursday, September 6, 2018

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2018


I’m now 2/3 of the way through my Dates in a Life Project 2018. This image shows what it looks like through August 31, 2018. The Dates in a Life Project is a year-long mixed media painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day.

I have a system of symbols to represent each thousand steps. Instead if showing exactly how many I walk each day, I’m rounding up or down. As an example, 2000-2499 steps equals 2000, and 2500-3000 equals 3000 steps.

The symbols in red represent 10,000 or more steps. I'm proud that I was able to walk at least 10,000 steps on 15 days in August. If it wasn't so darn hot last month, I may have been able to walk more than I did on the days I walked less. On the hot days I usually walked in the morning before 8 or 9am and then again as the sun was starting to set.


I really hope I can walk at least 20,000 steps at least one or more times before the end of the year. I will be using yellow symbols to represent 20,000 or more steps.

Dates in a Life Project 2018 measures 33" x 39" and is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged fabric, on stiffened fabric.

To keep track of steps, I'm using the Health app in my iPhone. I've come to realize is unfortunately not always accurate, but continue to use it anyway.

Stay tuned for updates during the year.


Monday, August 13, 2018

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 August 2018


12 x 12 x 12 August 2018 is created with leftover pieces of monoprinted fabrics I've had hanging out in my studio. I mounted them on board, and then used acrylic paint to create the green "fence" in the background, and turquoise to fill in the intersections of the orange and yellow "fences" in the foreground.

I've been working on my 
12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. I'm now well past the middle of my 12th year. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2018


I’m 7/12 of the way through my Dates in a Life Project 2018. This image shows what it looks like through July 31, 2018. The Dates in a Life Project is a year-long mixed media painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day.

I have a system of symbols to represent each thousand steps. Instead if showing exactly how many I walk each day, I’m rounding up or down. As an example, 2000-2499 steps equals 2000, and 2500-3000 equals 3000 steps.

The symbols in red represent 10,000 or more steps. Over the summer my plan has been to try to walk 10,000 or more steps on as many days as possible, but because of the heat and a few other reasons, I have not been able to achieve that goal as much as I wanted to in July. Hopefully August will be better. 

I also hope I can walk at least 20,000 steps at least one or more times before the end of the year. I will be using yellow symbols to represent 20,000 or more steps.

Dates in a Life Project 2018 measures 33" x 39" and is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged fabric, on stiffened fabric.

To keep track of steps, I'm using the Health app in my iPhone. I've come to realize is unfortunately not always accurate, but continue to use it anyway.

Stay tuned for updates during the year.

Monday, July 30, 2018

More Anthropologie!


I am happy to share some doubly good news! Not only is my mixed media painting, Walls from Fences Series #1available at online at Anthropologie as a print, but so is a print of The Fence As Lace #1!


Anthropologie has licensed the prints of my work from via two different art licensing companies I have a relationship with. Thank you to both of them, and also to Anthropologie!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Anthropologie!


I am happy to share some good news! My mixed media painting, Walls from Fences Series #1, is now available at Anthropologie as a print!

Anthropologie has licensed the print from me via Artfully Walls, which has a number of my images available as prints.

Thank you Anthropologie and Artfully Walls!


The actual piece, Walls from Fences Series #1, is mixed media on stiffened fabric that measures 46" x 24" and was created in 2010.


Learn more about the Walls from Fences Series series here.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 July 2018


For personal reasons, I needed to get my 12 x 12 x 12 July 2018 painting done by the middle of this upcoming week, and here it is. Once again I had no idea what to do, but on my work table there are pieces of leftover fabric pieces from my Dates in a Life Project 2018, and I decided to use some of the smaller ones.

I mounted a number of them on board, trying to match the the stitching up as best as possible. Then I stamped the rectangle and square shaped rubber eraser stamps using fabric paint in the open spaces between the stitched lines. When they were dry, I painted acrylic pants inside the lines of the stamped images.

I've been working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. I'm now past the middle of my 12th year. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Update: Dates in a Life Project 2018


I’ve hit the halfway point in my Dates in a Life Project 2018. This image shows what it looks like through June 30, 2018. The Dates in a Life Project is a year-long painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day.

I have a system of symbols to represent each thousand steps. Instead if showing exactly how many I walk each day, I’m rounding up or down. As an example, 2000-2499 steps equals 2000, and 2500-3000 equals 3000 steps.

Over the summer I’m going to try to walk 10,000 or more steps as many days as possible, but in this heat, I’ll be lucky if I hit 2000 steps a day this week.

Dates in a Life Project 2018 measures 33" x 39" and is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence, combined with handpainting, stitching, and collaged fabric, on stiffened fabric.

To keep track of steps, I'm using the Health app in my iPhone. I've come to realize is unfortunately not always accurate, but continue to use it anyway.

Stay tuned for updates during the year.