i love to visit thuya garden in early september. it refills my creative well every single time. (that little hummingbird kept dive-bombing me last night. it was confusing for both of us.)
i’ve been quiet here the past few months, because i’ve spent all last winter and spring getting ready for a new show that opens tonight at college of the atlantic’s ethel blum gallery. it’s the largest show i’ve ever done, consisting of 24 original framed papercuttings that will be for sale, as well as 100+ sail cloth flags that i cut on my laser cutter that are strung through the gallery.
i’m honored and excited to have been asked to have a show in the beautiful space. there’s an opening reception tonight from 5:30-7:30, and a few other events later in the summer. it will be up through september 12th. if you’re in bar harbor this summer, i hope you’ll stop by. the gallery is open 11-4 monday through saturday excluding major holidays.
I’ve recently had a bunch of custom fabric printed, and have made sets of cloth napkins with a few of them. this fabric is a linen-cotton lightweight canvas that is perfect for napkins – soft and sturdy at the same time. you can check them out here if you’re interested.
i’ve got six new mixed media collage pieces for nahcotta’s enormous tiny art show 15, which opens on february 7th. this is always a favorite show to be a part of!
i’m so excited to share that i’ve made a spiral bound wall calendar for 2014! you can check it out here.
i recently spent an inspiring weekend back at haystack, this time in the fiber studio with textile artist susie brandt and a wonderful group of classmates. i hadn’t sewn in about three years, and had never considered myself particularly handy with a sewing machine, but susie taught us about the craftsmanship of risk, a phrase that has stuck with me this month. i sewed a small quilt using the improvisational piecing method she taught us, using a bunch of fabric from here and there, including some of my own designs and some of the kids’ favorite old clothes – and i had SO MUCH FUN. i predict more sewing in my future.
here’s a peek at some new work – i will have six new mixed media collage pieces for sale on buy some damn art starting next tuesday, july 30th. kate asked for mixed media collage pieces, which has been fun for me – i haven’t done any collage in almost a year. the studio is a wreck but i had a great time creating the work. you can join the BSDA mailing list to find out when they launch these pieces if you’re interested. cheers!
my friends at more+co. have just opened their second wonderfully curated shop – this one is called ‘wild, natural and free.’ they asked me to make some laser engraved birch coaster sets for this collection, which i was honored to do. be sure to check out the whole shop, either online or in person if you’re in portland, me. everything is lovely.
happy first day of summer! i’m loving the long days, and june is my favorite month here in maine.
i’ve been busy working with my new laser cutter, and will have lots of new things to show you very soon. this is a 10×10″ cut out of one of my papercut designs. i am in awe of what i can dream up and make with this amazing machine. stay tuned.
spring has been late to land in downeast maine this year, but as of this weekend i think it’s safe to say it’s finally arrived. everything is budding and greening up and i feel that nice sense of hopefulness and possibility.
i hope you’re enjoying your sunday.
hello out there and happy spring to everyone! i’m sorry i haven’t been posting more here recently – work has been busy, which is good – but i need to get back to posting here more regularly. i wanted to share a new drawing i finished this spring, called homestead. it’s been cold here in maine and slow to get green, or so it has seemed. this drawing is my way of saying ‘hurry up, we’ve missed you.’
i also want to say how sad i feel about recent events at the boston marathon. my thoughts are with everyone affected by it.