My wearable art business Mariposa Artisan Textiles entered its 4th year officially with the Beacon Hill Open House this past weekend. My gracious host, Patty O’Keefe Hutton (www.contemporaryicons.com), created a beautiful nest for both myself and Michelle Jordan (www.jordanclaystudio.com) within which to present our work, and the result was a wonderfully blended and complementary mix. Thank you to all who dropped by to say hello and see the latest pieces!!….Moving into the present, I am “back in the saddle” with a full production schedule ahead. The felt keeps rolling and the dyepots flow. I am also preparing to teach, in mid-October, the first of two nuno felt workshops. Much is evolving, in-flux and indeed progressing, at Studio Mariposa. This is an expansive time as much energy is directed toward building work and being out in the world. However, I’m determined to find the space and time for deeper reflection. With an open heart, I move forward.
Step by step, bit by bit. Eventually.
Studio cleaned and ready for the next wave of work. Time for a brief sit-down with pen and ink. Mind quieted (for the moment).
Highlights from 2021.
Adding to the mix…a new round of pieces contemplated with this bundle of cloth and fiber - all dyed with cutch, indigo w/iron modifier. But first, complete current work in progress!
Many of you know that my studio practice includes designing and building artisan apparel (@petalunacollection). I will be showing selected pieces from that body of work on Dec. 4th at #littletreeartstudios in Avondale, Ga. 11-6. After that, I’ll be open by appointment at my studio leading up to the winter holidays.🌀
A work in progress.
Seasonal entropic sampler. So much richness in decay.😌