Category Archives: About the Artist
As many of you know, a change in work schedule has seriously interfered with my creative studio time. I’ve made a commitment
to get up even earlier (4:00-4:30 AM—yes, AM), however, I have the good sense to try this only if I’ve been able to go to bed between 8-9 PM. This past week that didn’t happen…at all…not once. I had evening events that got me home after 9:00, M-Th.
I did manage to get up [...]
I’ve been away from the blog for several weeks because there is just nothing to blog about. Since returning to my teaching job in August, I’ve had to adjust to a new schedule, one that takes over my day much earlier than before. Suddenly, I find myself with bits of time here and there, but no blocks of time where I can get warmed up and into a project for a significant amount of time. It has added up to [...]
I’ve recently returned from the Pacific West Quilt Show in Tacoma, WA. I had works in two of the art quilt categories. I didn’t win any big money, but I did come home with some “prizes”.
First, there was the opportunity to run with my herd, hang out with quilters. If you don’t find a sense of peace from the very act of touching [...]
“Recovery” has been juried into the SAQA exhibit called I’m Not Crazy.
I’m doubly pleased because this piece was previously rejected, and because it will now be used to call attention to the serious issues surrounding mental illness. This composition, like “The Mending” is another example of Committed Art, that is, art that is designed to bring attention to a specific social or political issue. While I know the pleasure [...]
So, earlier this year, I was whining about being rejected. Turns out, it was all for the best–or maybe I just made the best of it. I found new opportunities and responded to more calls for entry. Joy, oh joy! I am once again feeling the love–or at least the like. I had positive responses to 3 Call For Entry submissions. I’ll be exhibiting in a variety of places in the coming months, so stop in and take a look [...]
Rejection, OUCH!!! I’ve had enough of it. In the last 6 weeks, I’ve gotten the, “Thanks, but not thanks” letter, not once, not twice, but 4 times. Now, I’ve had a pretty good run for the last year and a half and have experienced some incredible opportunities to show and sell my work, so there were some “good times” in recent memory to help soften the blows of rejection. Between rejections 1 & 2, I went to New York to [...]
This week, my husband is attending an art workshop called “In the Style of Velasquez”.
If you are not familiar, Diego Velasquez was a famous Spanish painter in the baroque style, known for his realistic painting, especially, the expressions on the faces of his figures. The Portrait of Pope Innocent X so accurately captured the severity and impatience of the man, that the pope, himself, commented that the painting might be too accurate.
So,back to present [...]