Gifts Galore

04.28.2014

04.28.2014 from BZ

04.29.2014 in my neighbor’s driveway

04.29.2014 at work with JV

04.29.2014 Big E’s

04.30.2014 flannel scrap butt wipes, all part of new nesting impulses

05.01.2014 plate prepping

05.03.2014 A World of Glass I could have stayed in there all day

05.04.2014 Window at Feeding Tube Records

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I got to see the Nick Cave show at the ICA in Boston just before it closed, whew. The sound suits, as always, were amazing. I can’t believe how tall some of them are growing.

I hadn’t seen the pieces from the “Rescue” series before. The dogs on their plush chairs in their ornate grottos nearly did me in. I have been in those spaces, I will grow old and be in those spaces. They scratch at a place in my brain that is so funny and dead sincere.

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Josh and I went for our 20 week ultrasound to see how the baby is doing. The technician called it a little stinker because it would not let her get a good look at their face.  Much like its parents.

Ultrasounds live and in person of babies are wild. I have seen so many pictures from ultrasounds I naively thought that it would be a cut and dry affair. The image kept morphing and body parts would appear and then recede into darkness, the spine would rise up at the top of the uterus and slide away. Sometimes the image was so cute and sometimes it was terrifying. Are you suppose to say terrifying? The baby would hide its face against the placenta or its hand would swish from its face to its feet. Its heart was the thing I could see the best.

wet and wild

04.18.2014

04.18.2014

04.18.2014

04.18.2014 water bodies grow

04.19.2014 M.O.’s bees

04.19.2014 suiting up

04.19.2014

04.16.2014 for J and J A’s baby


04.16.2014 for my new nephew


04.20.2014


04.22.2014 easter parade

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To appreciate:

Mamma Andersson

Crown Point Press

emmett ramstad

Faythe Levine 

Phoebe Wahl

Eugenia Loli

Patriot Save

03.11.2014 at work

 03.11.2014 at work 

03.13.2014 through curtain, plastic, glass, and screen

03.13.2014

03.14.2014

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Two Thursdays ago I started my internship at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA. Zea Mays specializes in not-toxic printmaking processes. For the next six months I will be assisting in workshops, helping out around the shop, and working on a research project pertaining to aquatint techniques. It is a wonderful community of artists and I feel really lucky to be able to spend more time there!

The first workshop I assisted with was Big Monotype taught by Lynn Peterfreund. It was great! The students in the workshop ranged from pretty experienced to fairly new with monotype. It was interesting to see what they produced and how they felt during the process.

I have never done monotype before so Lynn was very encouraging for me to try my hand at it. Her way of teaching enabled me to grasp the tools and techniques pretty quickly and I am curious to try it again.

This is my first attempt at a monotype. Focused on technique… not so much imagery. 

Last weekend I helped out in Japanese Method Watercolor Woodblock (Moku Hanga) taught by Annie Bissett. I had taken Annie’s class in May of 2011, it felt good to be in a class with her again and able to help out. The students worked their tushies off!

I love the materials used for this method. The wood and carving tools, rice paste and watercolor, and the brushes for printing are all really appealing to me.

Here are two layers of a 4 block print I am working on. (“succumb to me”)

Both Annie and Lynn have such strong work and are great teachers. During the workshops they both shared examples of their work with the class. It was a treat to see the pieces portfolio style and have them talk about their process and concepts in a small setting.

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looksy:

Hannah Waldron

Marcela Cardenas

Some Catch Up, Some On Time

01.07.2014 Sometimes things get left behind.

01.07.2014

01.08.2014

01.08.2014 Done Iron Man

01.24.2014 Working on “Ghostmaker’s Habitat”

01.24.2014

01.26.2014

01.31.2014 quilt top for a June baby

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small smattering from
The Fourth Annual Peskeomskut Noisecapades
February 2, 2014

02.02.2014 overture 

02.02.2014 tumble cat

02.02.2014 This piece made me remember what a sucker for Rene Magritte I am.

02.02.1024

Long Shadow Time

11.25.2013

11.24.2013 You can not see me, please.

11.23.2013 Yes!

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I am participating in ECA’s 5th Annual Small Works Show

The exhibit will run from December 5 – December 16 and is free and open to the public.

ECA+
43 MAIN STREET
EASTHAMPTON, MA 01027
(413) 527-8278

Receptions: The Small Works Show will open with the Light Up the Arts Holiday Bash on December 5, 2013, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and there will be an artists’ reception during Art Walk Easthampton on December 14, 5-8 p.m.

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11.25.2013

11.25.2013

You can see these things in a very warm space.

Open Studios at 1 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA

Friday Dec. 6 – Sunday Dec. 8 noon – 5pm

I am in studio 3-32, please come by if you are in the area.

Jettison Some Nervous Fluids

11.17.2013

11.19.2013

11.23.2013 dust

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11.25.2013
Open Studios at 1 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA
Friday Dec. 6 – Sunday Dec. 8 noon – 5pm
I am in studio 3-32, please come by if you are in the area.

ps. I will mention this again and again until it happens, sorry.
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Excited about:

Jay Nelson

irons in the fire

10.27.2013 building for open studios

10.28.2013 collating

10.28.2013 prrty food: the royal flush

My friend Joe Gillette and Eric Schuster have made a set of Party Food playing cards. Each card is based on different characters from the Party Food world by 40 different artists. I got to design the 5 of spades based off of Walter’s fort.

Do you like to play cribbage? Come over and we can use these guys.

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Live Art Magazine this friday.