Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
My artist friend, Shannon, is taking a painting class. The instructor suggested the students try an extra project collaborating with another artist, so Shannon asked me if I'd like to make something together.
We met today and spent a few hours working with painting and clay.
It was inspiring to see Shannon so willing to explore outside her comfort zone. And I love the way what we are making draws on our strengths as well as techniques with which we're not as familiar. I think when we're done, it's going to be pretty great. The mystery, loss of control, and not knowing where this piece is headed makes it all the better.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Patching hand-me-downs. Stitching stripes to stripes.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
And a few other things I didn't make, but really enjoyed eating/drinking:
Americano @ Heart
Meyer Lemon and Key Lime creme-filled @ Blue Star Donuts
Everything @ Wilder: Goat cheese stuffed Peppadew Peppers, Fried Cauliflower, The Burger, Fried Chicken w/ Parsnip+Potato mash and slaw, the Flourless Chocolate Cake, and the Honey Fern cocktail… all so so good!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I completed the memory/story/prayer card folder for my friend's mama's memorial.
• Binder's board covered with cardstock weight paper. Spine added and bound to covers with book
• Ribbon tie for closure, glued ends recessed into pared away area inside covers to keep the surface
flush. (I love this trick even though it always feels so "point of no return" like cutting your knitting.)
• Folded pockets from cardstock attached to inside covers and trimmed out with additional paper for a
• Adhesive throughout: Talas Jade 403
• I *heart* my bone folder
Sorry to geek out on the supplies, but I remember gathering all these items for my Book Arts class in college, and the instructor was very specific about our materials. I adopted her respect for these things, and have appreciated having them in my toolbox many times over ever since.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In lieu of quiet studio time I give you a sneak peak at the "storm before the calm" of bedtime.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sifted together, the dry ingredients formed a Painted Hills-esque cinder cone of brown and white powders reminding me of Roden Crater. I recommend this video of James Turrell and his work, and look forward to finishing this one later tonight.
Still working on it… pleased with the progress.
Also, hoping the new guy, (yes, cat #3,) can find it in his kitty heart to warm up to Max. Max would really love a friend, and Jim Brown is a lover, but it's going to take him a bit to adjust.