Wednesday, July 27, 2011

An uncommon day on Lake Superior

Water so clear you can see the rocks...and so warm you can feel you feet! And a sky that is surreal in its beauty. The clouds line up in military rows yet are so soft, downy and low that they would caress you!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's a matter of scale

I have been drawing hands for a logo I am helping develop. In response to the niggling smallness of computer work, I had to draw hands on 4 foot by 8 foot paper this afternoon...and somehow, bodies became attached to the outsized hands. And so it goes. I now have charcoal encrusted hands to start a 3 day technology workshop. So it goes.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

When you wear a mask you can do anything?

These women have been dancing through my sketch books for several years. As I approach my 61st birthday they re-appear. There is something here about living a "juicy old age." Mary Oliver asks Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?....So I ask, if I wore a mask, would I then dance with utter abandon? The ladies in my sketch book certainly do.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I am cross posting with Sue's Luxury Fiber blog...the content crosses over. I am actively exploring, again, the ability of yarn to carry the "burden" of fine art. These yarns are spun unbelievably large..barely useful. Each strand of the largest are larger than my index finger. Perhaps I will pose them elsewhere...or maybe I'll continue this project at the Walker Art Center Open Field Spin-In on July 10.

Anemone-Yarn installation

I have been spinning on the Country Spinner HUGE hanks of yarn that , when plopped (that's a technical term), take on the character of Anemones. This first photo is a lighting anomaly...the yarn is NOT orange. I think my hand was partially blocking the flash! But it is a cool photo. I then arranged them across the floor. I like the difference in size of the strands...from super-bulky to Ginormous Bulky( another technical term).
Then I covered them with silk organza net. Then I placed a net of lights beneath them. I LOVE HOW THIS LOOKS! I think I will continue working with this.
Now I wonder how they would look in the garden?