Friday, April 29, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

New work

The studio has been buzzing! I've worked on two new series of paintings. One is abstract and organic, one is figurative and moody. I love painting and I'm never giving it up. I have my sights set on a few shows to enter, so if I can get these done, photographed blah blah, I'm going for it. Painting is so personal for me, for some reason. Maybe just because I love it so. Here's a few studio shots. All of it is work in progress.












And of course, always something going on the sewing table. Lots of color.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday poem




 Love

My river runs to thee:
Blue sea, wilt welcome me?

My river waits reply.
Oh sea, look graciously!

I ’ll fetch thee brooks

From spotted nooks,—

Say, sea,

Take me!


Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)






                                               From Jane Campion's movie "Bright Star"


Friday, April 15, 2011

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef


The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef exhibit in D.C. is coming to a close next week, still time to see this beauty! It's at the National History Museum.

An amazing display of nature and art coming together..


Words cannot describe the work done here. Hours and hours of crochet. With every type of fiber or non fiber you could imagine. Cassette tape, twist ties, every sort of yarn possible.



Color color color


These 'towers' were treasures. Fiber sculpture. Unbelievably beautiful.


All iridescent beads on this one


And a 'toxic' reef all made of plastic stuff, bottle tops, beer cans, netting, all types of trash.



Ends April 24th..

Monday, April 11, 2011

Poetry April




WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN'D ASTRONOMER
by: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
      HEN I heard the learn'd astronomer,
      When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
      When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
      When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
      How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
      Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself,
      In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,

      Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Epiphanies

Epiphanies  by Lorie McCown
Epiphanies , a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.

40x42" art quilt, made with hand dyed fabrics and fibers.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A visit to my LibertyTown studio

Even though it's small, it's workable. This is my studio (#7) at LibertyTown Arts in downtown Fredericksburg. All the studios there are open, so people can stroll by and watch and talk to potters, painters, jewelers etc..




The whole building is a converted garage.






Obiviously, a working studio! No pretense here. This is the work in progress area..









Almost every single thing in here is for sale (well, not the sewing machine) And I try to put new things in every single month.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

DC museum visit

museum visit by Lorie McCown
museum visit, a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.
I was very tired at this point! Hit The National Art gallery and the Textile Museum..