"A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
~George Moore

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Handmade Leather Portfolio for my Handmade Paper

 I purchased my leather and suede at Tandy Leather, where I am now a member. They have open classes to members on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9, and Saturdays 9-1. 

UL CAO Holiday Sale

University of Louisville's Student Sale
December 2nd and 3rd

Postcards were sent out...

Video Advertisements were made...

And they even made the news...

I will not be selling anything in the sale due to the conflict in time with the Holiday Fibers Sale at Sweet Home Spun (as well as my procrastination). There will be a lot of great student work there. Including Patrick Rademaker and Kendall Herdelin.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

First Weaving Piece Finished :)

Still deciding what to do with the ends..

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Installation/ Sculptural Exploration

Artist and Wonderful Blogger

"At Summer's Full"
Commissioned work for the lobby of
184 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
April to October 2010   

"Surfacing Beneath"
Solo Exhibition; Site Responsive Installation
Brooklyn Arts Council
Brooklyn, NY Sept 2009 to January 2010 
Site specific installation that continued to unfold throughout the exhibition period.

Touch Me

Bubble bath 2001
wrist piece
knitted clear nylon

Physalis 2006
knitted dyed nylon with skeletonized physalis shells

Bucolica I
Bucolica II
Bucolica IV


Paper Doll

The Baron in the Trees

Alice, A Mad Tea Party
Green Economy 
International paper notes

Corner Forest

White Stag
473 Inches at 60 Frames/Second
paper and wood

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Gifts from the Farm"

Hosted by JoAnn Adams

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weaving Progress

 *using some old inconsistent handspun as the weft!
 check out that role of finished material...

Marble Paper

We diluted some generic acrylic paint 1 part paint and 3 parts water. Drops of this mix will suspend in a vat of carrageenan. You can then create a pattern on the surface of the carrageenan. Each droplet spreads out into the 'cell' like structures pictured below. You can then use combs or bamboo reeds to create a 'marble' structure. Once you have the colors and pattern that you desire, you press the paper on the carrageenan. This prints onto the paper, as pictued below. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Knitting up some Malabrigo

850 Archangel
 I love the natural pattern that the Malabrigo Rasta yarn creates!!!

866 Arco Iris

Notice the patterning once again...