Tuesday, April 15, 2014

wow. love

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

@Charles Bukowski

get lost in

I really want to be getting lost in my studio today. I got it for about an hour and then I remembered I needed to make a PowerPoint for my class and ideally grade but that is not going to happen, eeck.

I think about everything I use to manage; as in writing here EVERYDAY, writing for other blogs, journals, showing constantly and managing to curate and I am in awe. I cannot believe what I managed to do. Now I barely have the energy or words to write weekly---I am doing nothing extra though I have 2 really wonderful ideas for show (just have not gotten to the spot where I actually get some proposals out the door) and have some work I am loving though it is slow to get out the door too.

Such a weird thing but I always really wanted to write about and share art but now if I am authentic I am just revisiting artists that I already connect with and kind of want a total break from new artists and work- my mind and eyes feel full. So this little blog starts to ask what am I?  Of course I am always asking what am I?

anyway what I am is busy with life stuff, exhausted from a never ending lack of sleep, desperately in love with all of it and making some stuff that I hope someone will someday see and love.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

back in nyc soon, come join me.

I am so excited to be doing a guest workshop at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn next month. It is a weekend long workshop and should be oh so much fun. Please come out and join me, share, create, laugh and learn.

Autobiographical Embroidery with Joetta Maue - Weekend Intensive

Autobiographical Embroidery with Joetta Maue - Weekend Intensive
Saturday, Sunday, 11AM-5PM, May 10 - May 11
In this weekend intensive taught by fibert artist Joetta Maue, students will create a one of a kind portrait by creating a "sampler" of embroidery stitches. We will discuss the creative use of diaristic writing and daily life documentation to create your own art while looking at examples of contemporary fiber artists and learning traditional stitches and embroidery basics. Students will learn 5-10 basic embroidery stitches, how to combine stitches, add applique elements, work with imagery and found linens and finish embroidered work. 

from the new roles... this one is my favorite.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

silently making...


bare with me as I find my voice again... thankfully my hands are working...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

making still

I have been making some stuff. A window piece that I actually think will turn out totally lovely...

and a text piece "wash, dry. fold, love, repeat. wash, dry, fold, wipe, repeat etc.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

quick sand

Sorry I have been knee deep or perhaps thigh deep in life stuff. I have been not having time or much desire to be in my studio which has been oh so hard. But I am starting to feel things move and this quicksand loosen up enough that I will be able to climb out.

small steps are being made.
small thoughts are churning.