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.