My paintings and drawings and once in a while a work that I like.

Friday, January 30, 2009

In the Beginning

After gathering materials and machines I am finally working on my first hooked rug. I'm starting with just a couple of colors and a simple organic pattern.

I got my hands on a used puritan portable frame (thank you ebay).

And I decided to start with the Frasier Bliss Model A fabric cutter.

And a selection of wool gathered from the Good Will, Salvation Army, Mood Fabric, and Green Mountain Wool.

So, here we go!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We Are A Family

Mike's high school friend took this portrait of us as part of her MFA application portfolio. It was fun just sitting in the living room letting Pierson go bonkers and chat with Bekah while she snapped maybe ninty shots of our little family.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Last But Not Least

With a job loss in our family, a new job, a (seemingly new) child, and new responsibilities, this painting is a marker for me.

Do you ever smell something, or hear a certain song, or eat something and then get a flood of memories? That's what my paintings do for me. As I go through the process of painting I am usually meditating on my life. When I see the paintings I was working on while I was pregnant with Pierson, I recall how weird my body felt and how I was filled with hope and fear. All-in-all this painting marks a change in my life. Whether it's good or bad, only time will tell. But hopefully in 30 years I can see it and breathe a sigh of relief and have a feeling of success.

PS. I promise to stop being so secretive soon.

photo courtsey of Jamie Perkins

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Brooklyn, NY
I am a artist living in Brooklyn and currently an artist-in-residence with Chashama at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. I have been working in encaustic for the past few years, but am usually trying out a couple of different art making media at once. Peter Everett once called my work kitch, but I don't think it bothers me.