Blistered Fingertips and Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Well, this afternoon we concluded our annual Thanksgiving Holiday with the family at Bray's Island in SC. Needless to say, with finals coming up next week, I had to work the whole time. As you can see from the photo, my leather bound, accordian style book is coming along nicely. It was a very ambitious 8 foot project, that is entirely hand stitched. My fingertips are tender but my heart is full of thanksgiving. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law tag teamed in reading out loud to me the whole week. What a difference it makes to have live entertainment!

All my eggs... in one kiln

Saturday, November 21, 2009

So in my spare time (ha ha) I've been working on a new installation (due for completation sometime next year). The piece consists of several (40) slip cast porcelain eggs that I have been doing everyday all semester. I rushed to get then bisque fired (as seen in the photo) in preparation for the wood fire kiln, after thanksgiving break.

Just another day at the office

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Felting a large ball!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Today I tried weaving for the first time ever, and I got to do it on a full size loom using plastic bags that I tied together. Very cool

Miniatures 2009: Portraits, opening reception Saturday

Friday, November 13, 2009

Miniatures 2009: Portraits
An exhibition exploring the interpretation and relevance of portraiture in contemporary art. Featuring a select group of artists from across the nation...including yours truly.

November 14 - December 5, 2009
Wine and Cheese Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14th, 5-9pm

at the art studio
15 south central avenue
cut bank, montana 59427
tel: 406.229.1145

Above photo of the art studio courtesy of owner/artist Daniel North

Expressions opening reception at PC3 TOMORROW

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Come check out the "Expressions" art exhibition, featuring some awesome visual artwork by the congregants of Port City Community Church (including yours truly). With around 6,000 attendees on any given Sunday, this is bound to be a great reception! This is a year long installation at PC3 in Wilmington, NC.

Silk Painting

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This is one of the silk paintings that I recently finished. It was my second attempt at this technique so I'm just getting my feet wet, but overall, I'm happy with the result. It's a gestural sketch of the interior of a cathedral I visited in Italy.
It's all one color of MX dye: nickel, but since nickel is made up of more than one color, it seperates and that's how I was able to get all the variation. I also soaked the silk in coffee to give it an aged look and tone down the white lines created by the resist I used.

Shibori Dyeing

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today I did some hand dyeing and experimented with binding, wrapping, and injecting dye into the silk, I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Iron Pour

Monday, November 9, 2009

Some photos of the ECU Iron Pour that happened on Saturday night. My leather branding iron designed turned out pretty cool and tomorrow I'll be adding a handle.

Iron Pour

Friday, November 6, 2009

I was in the sculpture department early this morning as we were all amping up for this years iron pour which will be happening saturday night. I can't wait to see how my leather branding iron turns out!

Juggling act

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I spent the day in the dye kitchen with my ol pal Amanda and her baby JR. Needless to say, we had our hands full! This little guy wants to be held all the time. I tried to explain that we needed to get some work done but he just looked at me with a far away gaze and then spit up on my shirt. I'm in love!!