A selection of paintings done this year..
Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
If this is the time of Time itself, it's a mean and lean season. Reason and hope find little to say in the jingle jangle news of the day. Patience with unanswered prayer runs out. Maybe even God prefers a little peace and quiet. But before it's too dark, too sad or too late, teach us to pray. A haze of holiday habit conceals the bottom line. Holy absence makes a heart grow hard, then harder, without a purpose or design. Teach us to pray, lest we who know the story best become accustomed to this restless season. Teach us to pray for a sign.
Scatter proud powers that refuse to imagine. Shatter the loud towers of Hate, the high walls of Forget. Lift the homeless whisper, the sigh that says, "Alone?" Fill the hungry emptiness that echoes in the marrow of our bones. When times are tough, a rumor of angels is never enough. We need holy terror to startle expectations, and altar/alter us with outrageous grace. Wreck our rational designs with celestial encounters. Let us hear the rustle of wings as we take out the trash. Teach us to pray.
A small essay from my friend Carole DuBois, an amazing writer and thinker. I am honored to call her my friend.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
It's that time of the year again, to become quiet and peaceful. I am participating in December Views, going to stick to pictures only for the month of December. Silence the din of the year.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
waterdress, a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.
One of 4 art dresses I've made based on the 4 elements of earth, fire, air and
water. Made of hand dyed fabrics and fibers, each one took me over 2 weeks
to make. Hand and machine sewn, embroidered and appliqued. This dress is a
bit 'fish' shaped, with positive and negative kelp and fish shapes all over.
It's over 70" long and wearable. I have made hangers for all of them as well.
Here's a detail shot of the dress..
Maybe a 'wave' dress next..
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
a bit about this piece...
Slowly but surely, the suburbs are coming together, like tectonic plates, moving toward the center. Houses are built; shopping centers are placed on top of hallowed battlefields, erasing all that once was. Abstracting two aerial views of my area, I've synthesized a coming together of the worlds. By enclosing the wild areas of our world, we are corralling the wild into the tame. I am again, striving for a meaningful piece of art, which encompasses my current concerns, as well as striving for an interesting and beautiful piece of art to view.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
It was a very long and trial filled summer, and I'm glad it's over. I've been working on submission for shows, and also the Lazarus series of work, combining fiber and paint.
Lazarus III fiber, paint, canvas 20x20"
I hope the fall is a quiet, comtemplative time around here.
The last of the coneflowers are being harvested by the bees..
Thursday, September 1, 2011
It's always a sense of relief and unbelief to hang a show. All those hours of work, all that over thinking. Then it's hung, and pray to God it all looks good. My new solo show opens up tomorrow, Sept 2, at Studio A, in Fredericksburg Va.
It's been a summer of extremes, but at least I've made my studio time a priority. Fall is always a busy time with shows, art festivals and such. It pays off to be consistent in the studio.
Besides pricing, I think keeping the mojo going when all your work seems to be in the 'ugly' stages is the most difficult. Staring at a painting or fiber piece looking for it to start to 'sparkle' is agonizing sometimes. I feel most insecure about my paintings (today, ask me tomorrow). Maybe because it is what I was trained in, or maybe because painting has been so over analyzed, but it takes me as long to make a good painting as it does anything else.
If you are interested in any of the pieces, let me know, I've priced them very reasonably, and have a good supply on my hands. I'm also going to be participating in the Baltimore Inner Harbor Art Festival this month, check the side bar for more information.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
My show at Studio A in F'burg opens on Sept. 1st, and the ensuing chaos is now in session.. So much on the to do list, I weary of it. But onward I go..
Work still going on, it will be done!
piles of stuff, ok, never going to be featured in "Studios' magazine! I know I know..
Art quilts and paintings.. all in a row.. not!!
On the easel (floor) right now..
And my son took a great class on street art, and has gone and done some work..Wonder where he gets his art gene from? :D Love it!