Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
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
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.