Needles and Yarns

Needles and Yarns

December 4, 2011Craft 6 Comments

Last November the First Friday Art Walk was cold and we were planning on documenting the outdoor Nest-rolling Parade, so I bought a hand-knit cap at Good Girl Art Gallery. I like wearing it so much, it’s inspired me to start knitting again. I have lots of yarn sitting around from past undone projects, and … Read More

PaMdora and the Malware Monster

PaMdora and the Malware Monster

November 24, 2011Blog, Drawings, Tech 9 Comments

Of the many things I’m thankful for today, one is getting my blog back. I’m sorry to all you that have tried to visit in the last couple of weeks and gotten the scary Google warnings. And thanks to everyone who contacted me about them. It’s funny how you can take things for granted, but … Read More

Halloween and Spontaneous Creativity

Halloween and Spontaneous Creativity

October 30, 2011Holidays, Studio 1 Comment

Regardless of what most people thing, Halloween is not just about ghouls and goblins — it’s all about spontaneous creativity. It’s the one time of year that most people think it’s perfectly acceptable to dress up in costumes and become someone or something else and walk around on public streets. Just think about it. Most … Read More

Candy Construction Committee

Candy Construction Committee

October 24, 2011Studio No Comments

We invited a few friends over the weekend to brainstorm at the studio and start making some really big candy for a Halloween installation. The idea is sort of big candy combined with road construction, with maybe a few zombies thrown in. And it may involve a back hoe if the weather’s nice. Shopping the … Read More

Kitchen Stitching Quilt

Kitchen Stitching Quilt

October 7, 2011Art, Quilts 5 Comments

I’ve often though about doing more abstract work or big simple shapes because I love to stitch with loopy patterns. It’s not that big, but here’s a simple shapes quilt that I delivered to a friend this week using this stitch in the background. The simple shapes came from quick pen drawings that I later … Read More

What is PechaKucha and How do you say it?

What is PechaKucha and How do you say it?

September 15, 2011Sculpture, Studio 5 Comments

Over the years we’ve hosted many events at our studio, but this is the first one that most people I meet have trouble pronouncing. I started saying it just like it looks and am slowly working up to Peh-Chuk-Cha. The name PechaKucha comes from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat.” PechaKucha Night … Read More

Why do they call Mad Scientists Mad?

Why do they call Mad Scientists Mad?

August 29, 2011Art 6 Comments

Maybe they’re not mad, maybe they’re just having fun. I’d forgotten how fun this is — dyeing! All summer long I’ve been fighting the heat, coming up with different strategies for working in my non-air-conditioned studio very very early in the morning and developing satellite work locations and making smaller projects on the go. Then … Read More

Spaces and Places at Gallery Marlin

Spaces and Places at Gallery Marlin

June 17, 2011Exhibitions 14 Comments

One of the reasons I was anxious about doing this show was the challenge of the spaces. Gallery Marlin is a new corporate gallery in the reception area of Marlin Company, an agency that specializes on the food service industry and had invited me to do the first in a series fine art solo shows. … Read More