Monday, May 6, 2024

More New Work in Progress



Work (still) in progress. Over the weekend I monoprinted shapes in and around the pattern of the monoprinted square-ish construction fence pattern, on the embroidered fabric I’m repurposing. Hopefully I’ll do more next weekend.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

More Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Walking Project 2024


I'm a third of the way documenting the my steps each day in 2024. April is much easier for walking thanks to spring weather and more light after work. Not only was I able to walk 10,000 or more steps nine days (see the red icons), I also walked over 23,000 steps (see the yellow icon) when we were in Watertown, NY to see the total solar eclipse. For the eclipse, I visually represented the 3 minutes and 22 seconds of totality (to the right of the yellow icon).

Monday, April 29, 2024

More New Work in Progress


Last Friday night I stitched the pattern of the monoprinted square-ish construction fence pattern, I did on the back side of the embroidered fabric I’m repurposing, and then I filled it in black fabric paint on the front side. My intention was to do more over the weekend but the weather was perfect and I spent most of it out in the garden or walking. I have many ideas for next steps. I’ll try to do more next weekend.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

New Work in Progress

After staring at a gifted embroidery that has been on my work table for what has felt like months but was actually only 11 days, I made a deal with myself spend a few minutes working on it before getting in bed tonight. 

To try to get my creative juices flowing again, I monoprinted a square-ish construction fence pattern on the back side of the fabric, with the expectation that some of the paint will be seen on the front side. It will dry overnight, and I'll take a peek when I flip it over in the morning. This weekend, I will (try to) make some time to work on it some more.

The picture above it the fence as seen underneath the fabric and the picture below after I printed it.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Fabric Gift!

I haven’t been feeling very motivated to start a new fabric painting recently but thanks to an artist friend in South Carolina, I am now! She sent me a wonderful package of embroidered, printed, and woven tablecloths and this one really has my imagination going! I am very thankful for the surprise gifts!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Walking Project 2024

 

Three months are complete on my painting documenting my steps each day in 2024. I can't believe we're a quarter of the way through the year already! March usually feels long because there aren't any weekday holidays and the weather shifts back and forth between winter to spring. There were also some days with a lot of heavy rain which limited my walking. I was able to walk over 10,000 or more steps seven times (see the red icons) with all but one on the weekends. I'm glad there's sunlight after work so I can walk if I was too busy during the day.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

New Work: Not Aligned

 

There was a time we were on the same page with the desire to go together in the same direction. But stories change, feelings change, and people change, so much so that they will never be in alignment again.

The “holes” of a small construction fence pattern were monoprinted on an upcycled antique linen embroidery. Machine sewn stitches follow the grid of the fence pattern, with color painted inside sections of the grid on alternate rows from the “holes”. The outer edges of the fabric are painted as well. The space in the center, between the shift in alignment, and radiating outward symbolizes a wound that was slow to heal, but did.

Not Aligned is a mixed media painting that measures 44” x 41.5”.