Saturday, October 17, 2009
Here are some of the images of the wonderful works that are on exhibit at "Common Threads; All Things Connected" hosted by CWAC at St. Paul's Cultural Center, 2215 W. North Ave. Starting left to right: Baila Miller, Judith Roth, Joy Morshita, Clairan Ferrono, Sara Peak Convery, Victoris Senn, Karen Schuman, Bert Leveill, and Ruth Sikes. The show looks great for a no-traditional space and I'm so very glad to be in this group. Enjoy the image and links.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Here's Jabriah's collaboration piece (left) and I kept to the original work and didn't add anything other than the quilting. Jabriah is the youngest of the Henderson's and was tagging along with her sibling and I had to honor her as well. I'm so very grateful the lessons that are being learn by us all during this process.
One of my best friends that is now residing in Smyrna, TN sent me images of her latest creations and I just wanted to share them with you all. Pam has created a wonderful animal theme jacket and matching tote bag and I can't wait to see them and her in person. Way to go Pam.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I finally finished Jamillah's piece and again I'm so very happy with the results. I can't wait to show it to her for her response. I love the hand/texture of that the cloth takes on with all the paint applied. The glitter and metallic paints add a flavor that only they can add and I see why the children are drawn to them. Next I start on Jabriah's piece which will be more mix-media with paper, beads, etc.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I'm A member of CWCA (Chicago Women's Caucus for Art) and we are presenting a members exhibition at St. Paul Cultural center, 2215 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL for "Chicago Artistis Month". Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-5 pm Exhibit dates: Friday, October 2 thur Saturday, October 31st. Artists' reception: Saturday, October 17th, 4-6pm. So if you are in town do stop by. Metallic - V (below) is the piece that I've entered and I love the response that I've gotten thus far.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Yesterday I had another play-date with Jamal and here is is latest creation. He didn't explain his piece only to say that there was a bird, plane, sun, and a car in this piece. I just stood back and open paints as he asked. He did tell me that is first piece in our "Collaboration Project should remain in the orientation that he created it in so I've change that on the previous post. I hope that we get the chance to do at least on more. I will keep you posted.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Jamal finally got me to slow down and have a play-date with him and his sisters Jamillah and Jabriah. These are my next door neighbors children and Jamal has always asked me what I was doing, where I was going and could he help. We have a small space between the building were we live, so there we were again in the gang-way painting fabric. We did this last year and Jamal has been waiting to do it again. I'm so sorry that I put it off for so long and hope that we can get in a couple more days this year were we can do it again. I have started quilting Jamal's piece and we shall see what come of it. I would like to enter their pieces in shows and once we get accepted let them come and see their work on display. Who knows we may have a budding artist among us.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I also met a awesome singer/artist by the name of Leena Conquest and we had a wonderful conversation about our work. The jazz fest did a tribute to grand Curtis Mayfield and Leena was one of the preformer who participated in that. This is a short film on her style and you can check out more on her Myspace site. This is one of the perks from vending that I love and that forming new relationships. Thank you Leena for sharing. Enjoy
I did aquire a new piece of art work for my collection from the offical jazz fest artist Patrick Crouch (right) which I just love. It adds that burst of color that I need in my life and he aquired one of my pieces (Trump-I below left) which I know that he loves. So it was just a love-fest between him and is brother Reginald. They were so very helpful and kind to Kem and I.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I made it through another weekend of vending and the city could not have looked any better. There were blue skies for days and the weather was just great. I met people from all over the planet and educated so many about what I do, why and how. The music was just wonderful and to my surprise there were some great high school bands that were just unbelievable with their talent.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I got my postcards for Made By Hand exhibit that is a part of Innovations In Textiles 8 in St Louis, MO. This is an regional juried fiber exhibition that the St Louis chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art. The chosen work for the postcard is by Nino Hecht and is titled "Housewife. Don't forget if you are in the area check out the exhibit and all the wonderful related works of art.
Made By Hand
501 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO
Friday Sept, 11, 7-9 pm
IT8 Bus Tour:
Saturday October 3
Felted Workshop W/Nino Hecht:
Sunday, October 4, 1-4 pm
for more info: wca-stl.org
Also my friend Judy Coates Perez is teaching two workshop during this event and lecturing. Mixed Media Painted Fabric and Tsukineko All Purpose Inks are her workshops on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18th and 20th. For more info click on Missouri Fiber Artists . Well I'm off to my first day of vending at the Chicago Jazz Festival Art Fair.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
My piece "Mother Earth" (right) from my mother series was accepted into the "Made by Hand" exhibit that is a part of the "Innovations in Textiles 8" event in St Louis, MO Sept 8 - Oct 8 at the Crossroads Art Studio and Gallery, 501 N. Kingshigway, St. Charles, MO. Made by Hand is regional juried exhibition sponsored by the St Louis Women's Caucus for Art. Opening reception, Sept 11th, 7-9 pm at Crossroads Art studio.
Other members of this exhibit are: Roxanne Phillips, Pat Owoc, Jennifer Weigel, Virginia Dragshutz, Clairan Ferrono, Nino Hecht, Lydia Brockman, Linda Elkow, Jean Mills, Janice Nesser, Kathy Weaver, Betsy Dollar, Christine Ilewski, Lisa Becker, Marie Samuels, Evie Shucart and Leslie Hume. I am in very good company and if you're in St. Louis, MO area check out the show and let me know what you think.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I made it through another weekend of vending and above are the "We Three Quilter" (Charlotte Keith, Doris Barnes and friend). These ladies love machine embroidery and color. It was great seeing them and they won 3rd place in the fiber/doll category and I came in 2nd and Juliette Hurtz came in 1st. Above is Lori Watts-Branch, owner of "Sen Tea Mental Moods" relaxation & wellness specialty teas. I have been drinking Lori's teas all week and they are just wonderful. She also to me had the best display with her booth set-up it was just as relaxing as her teas.
Eddie Hudson (below) is also one of my favorite artist and that is because he uses pencils/ball-point pens and dose lots of black/whites and I have a strong passion for black/white. It was great to see Eddie again this year.
The "Over The Rainbow" coat was a hit again and it still has not found a home. This woman (right) told me that I was not going to be able to sell this coat until she went back to work next month because this coat belong to her. She asked to try it on and I agreed, but I didn't get her name She told me that she had seen me last month at the "Ethnic Festival" in Evanston, IL and had come to this event to see if her coat was still there. I will take it out again next month to the "Chicago Jazz Festival" Sept 4th, 5th, and 6th and we shall see if it sales then. The life on the road. I'm now on my way to "Artisans 21 Gallery" to do my bit for the day.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Well we survived another festival and I met some wonderful people as usual. This time I was amazed by the young people that wanted to take pictures of my work and in turn I took pictures of them and some of them immediately posed. I had a great time.
Gwen McGee-Boyd (above right) had a great weekend also and here she is explaining one of her pieces. Gwen has a new website and do check her out at www.quiltingwithgwen.com/ It was a lovely weekend. Next month I will be at the "Seaway Bank"24th annual art fair on 15th and 16th from noon to 6 pm each day at 645 East 87th street. So if you are in the area come by and say hello. Summer in the city.