Tuesday, November 25, 2014


This week with the holiday is weird and full and hectic but I did fit in a nice studio day yesterday and am so looking forward to 2 full studio days next week.
I have really been digging the drawing I am working on and am definitely going to turn it into a small series.
What do you all think? It has been so nice to spend hours on a medium other then the stitch.

string paintings

Loving these new works by Nike Schroeder.

reminds me of an early work of mine but so much better.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

more from the gradma's house series....

Rough, unedited or clean versions. Straight scans.  Feeling really great about these negatives.

knit, paint, drip

I would be interested in seeing this show at Heller Gallery.
Liz Collins---   The work they show as an example makes me think of Vadis Turner's ribbon paintings had a baby with Sheila Hick's materials.

Friday, November 14, 2014

pencils out

I spent yesterday morning in the studio. I went in with the intention of stitching but just kind of did not feel like it. I have been playing with the idea of doing a series of drawings of slightly torn or damaged areas of fabric. I had done a quick experimental drawing a week or 2 ago....

Well I had happened to bring a piece of large-ish paper from my house that day so thought lets try it for real.

So I spent 2 hours starting a drawing of the above image of the above object that is in my studio. I will post pics of the drawing itself later. But I am sooo excited. It was so nice to get lost in the drawing. It was also great to have this medium that was slower and more hand evident then my photos but way faster then embroidery. I am thinking about an actual real serious series of the drawings.

Image of it soon. 

Don't forget to visit mamahood on occasion. But of course the actual act of mamahood is always delaying my ability to post to the project mamahood.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


 It feels like I have been working on the above work forever, like fooorrrrevvvvah. I am sure I have talked about the actual piece. Repetition of daily acts and motherhood...

Wash face, wash, dry, repeat. Kiss boo-boo, wash, dry, repeat. Buy band-aids, wash, dry, repeat. Tuck-in, wash, dry, repeat. Do dishes, wash, dry, repeat. Make dinner, wash, dry, repeat. Read bed-time story, wash, dry, repeat. Say I love you, wash, dry, repeat. etc, etc.

I really wanted it to be about repetition.  But also the love built into that.
And it is taking forever. But I see the end. I am not there yet but I see it. And I am excited.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

miminalism, love and collaboration

I am into this.  She weaves it. He paints it.

Annoyingly he often gets the credit.
Good stuff.

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See now.
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old negatives, new work.

I unearthed some old negatives that I never did anything with and they are genuinely making me so excited. I shot these photos after I got out of graduate school but then sort of just left them as I did not have access to a c-printer.
With my new found desire to just accept and move forward with attempting the digital wave I have scanned them and am thinking of printing them up as a series. These are just a few and are not cleaned up at all from the scans but to give you a sneak peek. 

They are all shot at my grandmothers house.


I have about 3 rolls. What do you all think?