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

Sunday, September 27, 2009

ISO: Lost Sketchbook

It's a sad sad day when you loose a sketch book. In the last couple of weeks I have been working out the design for a new rug. Last night when I sat down to play with the composition, I dug through my handbag and alas, no sketchbook. (Sadface).

Friday, September 18, 2009

Finished Rug...Well Almost

After a very long time working on this rug, I am glad to say that it is done. The edge needs to be finished, but I may save that for when I need to practice and learn the technique.
Since the rug design was simple I was able to learn some querks of different types of wool. I used two different "whites" in this rug, both bought off the bolt. The first wool (the dirtier looking of the two) frayed like crazy and was incredibly hard to work with, which is why this rug took so long to complete. When that fabric ran out I was glad to try something else with a little more substance and weight.

This is a close up to show the patterns created by the hooked rows. I think this is one of the things that first drew me to look at hooked rugs (click to enlarge).

And, the finished project. I already have something in mind for my next rug. This piece is my leaning piece and am ready to get it out of my face and make something a little more in line with my aesthetic and painting style. (Do I even have claim on that anymore?)

Non-rug news:
This summer we/I went to Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, Florida, Oklahoma and Boston (actually twice to Boston). Pierson started Nursery School this week and I'll probably be having a baby soon. Wowzers!

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.