Tuesday, August 2, 2022

New Work in Progress: 2022 Dates in a Life Walking Project

 

New work in progress, through July, documenting my walking and the days I'm at work on my 2022 Dates in a Life Walking Project painting. 

We've had a fair amount of hot weather in July in Massachusetts (and very little rain), which means I didn't walk as much as I would prefer. When it's hot and humid, my energy level goes way down.

I walked over 10,000 steps (the red icons) only 8 days due to heat. I hope August will be cooler and I can walk longer distances.

The yellow dots represent the 4 days I rode my ebike. 

The individual days with the Iridescent Bronze background signify the days I'm at work vs. days I am home or away, all of which have an influence on the number of steps I walk each day. I try to go out for a walk every day at lunch time when it's not too hot, and I also have opportunities to walk after work. 


Sunday, July 24, 2022

New Work: Outside/Inside

 

New work in my Loss series, Outside/Inside.

How someone appears to be while out in the world is not necessarily what they are feeling inside. Someone can be all smiles and appear very happy to those who see them, but they may be feeling physical or emotional pain and suffering inside.

The top half of the embroidery in the center is what we would normally see. The bottom half shows the untidy threads and knots in the back, which is hidden. Both representing our outside and inside. 

The translucent fabric covering the bright monoprinted construction fence pattern in the center and inside the edge of the embroidery is also obscuring how we choose to present ourselves to the world.

Outside/Inside measures 25.25" x 27" and is mixed media on fabric. The embroidery was purchased on eBay.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

New Work: 40th Wedding Anniversary

New work in my Loss series. My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in June 2022. I am extremely happy and proud that he has been my partner and best friend for 47 years and counting.

When we first started seeing each other in our late teens, my mother did not approve of my relationship with my then boyfriend. Thankfully she did over time.

I didn't have good being married role models growing up. My parents split up after 6 years (when I was 8). My mother and her second husband split up after 6 years as well. My mother married a third time when I was in college. My father never remarried.

Before my father died (I was 18 and he was 43) he told me he hoped I would marry someone Jewish, which I did. My father was Orthodox. My husband and I are Jewish but not religious. Had my father lived, I think he would have liked my husband.

40th Wedding Anniversary is mixed media on fabric and measures 32" x 32". The monoprinted and painted construction fence pattern is machine appliquéd on an embroidery I purchased on eBay.

Friday, July 1, 2022

New Work in Progress: 2022 Dates in a Life Walking Project

New work in progress, through June documenting my walking and the days I'm at work on my 2022 Dates in a Life Walking Project painting. 

 

June weather in Massachusetts was not hot and humid as it usually is, and we had very little rain. Actually, on my birthday, daytime temps only were as high as 64, something most people would hate but I loved it! I've never worn a sweatshirt and a down jacket, as well as jeans and socks, on my birthday!


I walked over 10,000 steps (the red icons) 15 times in June. I hope to be able to do that or more in July but it depends on the weather, especially how hot it gets.


The yellow dot is the day I bought an ebike. Expect more dots for each time I ride it going forward.

 

The individual days with the Iridescent Bronze background signify the days I'm at work vs. days I am home or away, all of which have an influence on the number of steps I walk each day. I try to go out for a walk every day at lunch time and now that the sun is setting later I have better opportunities to walk after work. 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

On Exhibit at the Danforth Museum of Art


I am very honored to be one of 72 artists whose work is hanging in the Danforth Museum’s Annual Juried Exhibition through September 18, 2022.
This evening my sweetheart and I attended the members only opening. It was wonderful to be with people again, and see many artists and friends who we haven’t seen since pre-Covid times.
My piece Trying to Stay Safe from Germs #3, is mixed media on two layers of stitched fabric that is stiffened.
It’s one of many fiber pieces, and one of quite a few pieces about Covid.
The Danforth Museum of Art is located at 14 Vernon Street in Framingham, MA.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Update on New Work in Progress

Update on new work in my Loss series. Monoprinted and painted construction fence patterns appliquéd on an embroidery. I’m still not sure about a title or an artist statement, but seeing that I just celebrated a milestone birthday and enjoyed it vs. decades of previous birthdays ruined by insults from my mother, I think a follow up from my last fabric painting will be my focus.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

New Work in Progress: 2022 Dates in a Life Walking Project

New work in progress, through May, documenting my walking and the days I'm at work on my 2022 Dates in a Life Walking Project painting. 

 

We had a mixed cool / warm / hot May in Massachusetts with very little rain! I walked over 10,000 steps (the red icons) 14 times and should be able to do a lot more in June if it doesn't get too hot as it often does.

 

The individual days with the Iridescent Bronze background signify the days I'm at work vs. days I am home or away, all of which have an influence on the number of steps I walk each day. I try to go out for a walk every day at lunch time and now that the sun is setting later I have better opportunities to walk after work.