Friday, February 29, 2008

At Long LAST!

Hello Dears--
well, this has been quite a full few weeks. I don't think that any of us here have stopped and looked around until for quite some time!!! I finally did yesterday, and spent the whole day working on my back yard. It was totally dumpy, years of fallen debris and leaves. I've been wanting to clean it up for monthes. Yesterday was the day. It's so wonderful to be outside and doing soemthing so gross motor, rather than the detailed work that I love, but am feeling a little pent up doing, because I'm doing it so constantly now. I feel so much freer for having spent yesterday well.
Things are winding down here, we had our Fibers Open Studio last week, it was spectacular, the building was wall papered with beautiful work and there were so many people there soaking it up. Now we're at that AMAZING point that happens right before finals get crazy. I feel so calm and capable, just one project to do in each class........ hopefully a sentiment that will walk me thru the next two weeks!
Riva is finally doing better, the incision is healing up nicely. I brought her to a different vet who is really great and helping us out a lot!
I'm starting to work on some story scarves, for my images on fabric final. each scarf is about a different person who I feel very close with, one way or another. These scarves will be dyed, sewn, embroidered and otherwise embellished.... lots of cool stuff attached. I'm looking, yet again, at the work of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson which is so great and full of narritives. My mom bought me her most recent book "Symphonic Poem," a few years ago and it has launched several of my recent projects.
I have spoken to many of you lately about the tragic loss of my camera cord, which is preventing me from posting lots of pictures of the goings on. I promise that I will soon buy another one. I promise.
I'm adding a few new links, blogs of friends and the such. I hope you check them out and love them. Alrighty-oh. onward with the day. much much to do. I'm trying out two new home made breads this afternoon! Semolina and Maple Nut!
love to you all. come to Savannah, it's sunny and beautiful.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


I just FINALLY finished the spread sheet...... I'm about to run off to the house and start setting up. If you're in Savannah, do drop by 406 east 35th street from 1-5pm.
I promise to give a detailed reoprt including pictures after the show............ cross your fingers it goes well! xoxoxoxo

Sunday, February 3, 2008

F is for FIBER ( and February, too!)

Greetings All---
today is one of those exceptionally beautiful southern days, I've been out in a tank top, which even after all this tine, feel remarkable! IT'S FEBRUARY THIRD!!!!!!!!! February is a really exciting month for all of us here, the Fibers department is featured in ShopSCAD, a chic boutique of student, faculty and alumni work. ASLO: we have out open studio coming up in a few weeks... lot's of excitement surrounding that. I;m working on developing a good fundraiser for the fibers club, something easy and fun that could be made in mass quantities in just a few weeks. I was thinking that little pins with "Fiber is Good" or "I think I love fibers" or "F is for Fiber" might be a good idea. Cayewah suggested making a set of note cards with images from people's sketch and process books on the front. I think this is a marvelous idea as well, we would call them process cards. so, the next few weeks are going to be full of fabu studio production.

FIRST, however I'm doing a trunk show. It's next Saturday in my house on east 35th street. it will feature some really awesome work, including VALENTINES by Brooke Allen, Janelle Proulx, Jessica Rogers, Lexi Paladino, Mim Shafer, Marsha Lieberman ans Me. Books, earrings, cards, dog leashes, hats. ipod cases, magnets, flags and more. If you are in town, stop by. it should be a really good day.
I was going to post my 2008 Valentines on the etsy site, but have decided not to because I have a limited number of sets and I want to be sure that there is enough for the show. BUT, if you-- mostly Northampton Folks--- would like to buy a set, let me know and I can send them. The picture above is of the two types that I've made-- they each are made from beautiful canson paper and have decorative paper hearts stitched on and one of two simple messages. I wrote "Soul Journey" on the red ones because those colors reminded me of luminous old maps. "Milagro," the message on the yellow cards, means miracle in spanish. Each set has 4 cards and envelopes, you may choose a combo set, a soul journey set or a milagro set.

Alright, I have to go do a little image research. Happy super-bowl sunday.... Brooke and Chris and I are making spinich pie and Baklava and then going over to my friend Jessica's house for a potluck dinner, during which the game will most likely, not be watched...... enjoy your day, football or not, I hope it's glorious.