Thursday, December 1, 2022

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

New work in progress, through November, documenting my walking and the days I'm at or not at work on my 2022 Dates in a Life Walking Project painting. 

I love the Fall! The weather can go between being cool and not too cold, and sometimes a little on the slightly warm side, and I have more energy to walk longer distances than when it's hot. I don't like that the sun goes down earlier, now about the time when I get home from work. It adds a challenge to walking but I do the best I can. 

I walked over 10,000 steps (the red icons) on 4 days, and more than 9000 steps (the circles) 5 days.

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 I also have opportunities to walk after work and on weekends.

Monday, November 28, 2022

New Work in Progress: Good Morning

 

Working on building confidence before I attempt to monoprint a construction fence pattern directly on this delicate embroidery instead of only appliquéing on the fabric. 🤞🤞

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

On Exhibit: Lost and Found

I am proud to share that my fabric painting in my Loss series, Outside/Inside, is included in the show, Lost and Found at the Umbrella Arts Gallery in Concord, MA, which is on exhibit from November 17 - December 30, 2022.

I am also very honored to have my work on exhibit with so many Boston area artists who I have admired for decades. And I am thankful that my piece is included in the photo collage on the show's poster and on the website. 


"Juried by Jessica Straus, this show examines our relationships with familiar, unfamiliar and defamiliarized objects. Sometimes we find things we never knew we lost. They have been hidden away in our attics or our drawers. Other things we discover in the dailiness of our lives. We find meaning and even healing in found objects and pieces from the past. Meanings are created somewhere between claiming and severing relationships with objects, between reviving and recasting their history."

Juror Talk and Artists Reception: Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 4PM

Outside/Inside

mixed media on fabric

25.25” x 27”

2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022

New Work in Progress: Two Yahrzeits in December


Here’s a detail of a new fabric painting I’m working on, Two Yahrzeits in December, about the death of both of my parents. I’m listening to music to dull the dark thoughts in my head. 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sold! Resilient Fences #1


Sold! Resilient Fences #1 will be hanging at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Inpatient Building in Boston, MA in the very new future. It will be framed, I assume to hang vertically, but I actually don't know for sure. I would like to thank BostonArt for this wonderful opportunity! I'll share photos when I have them.

Resilient Fences #1 is mixed media on stiffened fabric, and is 56” x 24".


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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

New work in progress, through October, documenting my walking and the days I'm at or not at work on my 2022 Dates in a Life Walking Project painting. 

I love the months of September through November. It goes between being cool and not too cold, and sometimes a little on the slightly warm side, and I have more energy to walk longer distances than when it's hot. I don't like that the sun goes down earlier, now about the time when I get home from work. It adds a challenge to walking but I do the best I can. I admit that I do wear a crossing guard vest when walking around my neighborhood at night but it helps keep me safe when cars drive by because there are no sidewalks.

I walked over 10,000 steps (the red icons) on 8 days, and more than 9000 steps (the circles) 3 days, and I rode my bike 12 miles one day.

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 I also have opportunities to walk after work and on weekends.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

New Work in Progress: Cleaning an Embroidery

I purchased three embroideries on eBay to upcycle for new work in my Loss series. One is similar yet different from the embroidery I used for my “We Didn't Know She had More Than Two Children” fabric painting, but it was yellowed and very stiff. I knew it was starched and could we made whiter by removing the starch. Here it is wet, after soaking in OxyClean. It started looking whiter after a few minutes.🤞it works.