Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Handmade Market

Months ago David and I traveled up to Raleigh NC for my first Handmade Market. It was right before Mother's Day and the crowd was almost non stop so it made it hard to shop for my own gifts, I was very happy to see a familiar face at the table next to me.

SewOno! We met at Ice in June 2007 and I was so excited to see her again. You should check out her blog at http://sewono.blogspot.com/ and her Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5156498

After the show we loaded up the car and hit a few thrift stores on the way out. where I purchased what would be the basis for my first piece featuring the birds in cages. I took a picture of the fabric while i was in line at the store as a part of my embellishment class I was taking at the time.


I was asked to participate in an art show sponsored by the City of Savannah put together to promote the new recycling program and center. Anne Robinson coordinated everything so well and really made it a great show. I use mostly fabric that I find at rummage sales and thrift shops in my work and she saw some of my work at Mutation and Loop Link and Tangle last year. I wish I had got more pictures of the artwork there was a lot of clever artist using resources in a way that promotes reuse.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Buswater 2008

The end of June was my second time to be a part of a West Virginia show called Buswater. Here is a look at the work I sent to them.
Yeah, they are all birds in cages.
Here is an artical from last November's Buswater. I don't think I included it in the blog from last year.

Here is this years Charleston Daily Mail:

Some Commissions

I remember showing a drawing a while back for a commission I did for a nursery. Well, three months later here is the finished product (the work has been sent and received long ago I am just late as usual with posting). The picture is not so good on this photo but it gives you the idea. Kat, the woman who contacted me as a result of The Handmade Market in Raleigh, wanted these specific animals. It is always fun working with guidelines like this it forces me to work with characters that I probably would not otherwise.

As a result of that one of her friends had me create this one. Speaking of working with characters I would not normally. These are both done in three panels and I was excited to use the octopus in that format.

The sketch.

The Fabric