Saturday, March 31, 2012

The stitching up top needs to become a little rougher, but I will do it early tomorrow morning. A sleep deprived week.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

JustJust a few more hours on the face, and a rope to bind the legs, and this will be finished.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

So, I redid it.

Yesterday most of the day was spent running around talking to fabricators to get displays designed for the odd pieces that will go in the show. My non-embroidering (hoop holding) wrist is showing signs of wear. Icing wrists, arms and shoulders like an athlete. Luckily, the main (left) wrist was operated on a few years back, and is good as new.

I remember sitting in my shrink's office a few years back, telling her that I had to stop doing this before shows.... it was taking years off of my life each time, and besides, it wasn't good for the work to be made under these conditions. "Oh, really....?", she said, "think of your 3 strongest pieces.... under what conditions were they made?" Touché.

Hubby & child at St. Patty's day Parade. I reassured my husband that his partner will be back in a few weeks.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

And this was the outline for an embroidery that I started some time ago, got a quarter of the way through and decided I did not like the fabric, so I started over. This one is further down the priority list.

Ad for the show...

Working near round the clock to wrap up all the disparate projects that I have laboring over for the past 6 months, so they can go into my show. I realize that I am scrambling to get these pieces done because I feel that they are rounding out the body of work I am going to show, filling in conceptual gaps. Are there are artists out there who only work on one project at a time? I can't. So here is where we are with the Thousands of French Knots nightmare:

It's optical blending, like a pointillist painting. Working on the most important transition areas now, trying to make them as subtle as possible. The remaining empty areas will be done in more economic stitches, so I should be done with this piece in the next two or three days.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Almost finished... and waiting for the white oval frame to arrive.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My next solo show, "This Sharp World...", will open on Saturday, April 14th at Hardcore Contemporary in Miami.