I have been nursing a bit of a cold… and since my studio temperature can hover at 55 degrees (really!) during the coldest days of winter, I have been resisting the urge to busy myself at the felting table until I am 100%. In the meantime, I continue my sketch process (along with various internet-related tasks). This recent batch of sketches are all in ink, all slightly toned with chalk. Feeling for the groove – ink is demanding but inviting; still, I cannot resist overlaying it with the tone and loose, almost gestural mark from chalk. The paper is part of a cheap, acid-free, mixed-media sketch pad/98 lb, mildly toothy. Probably need to graduate to better paper….I have acquired some and it is patiently waiting for me to “grow up.”
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.😌