Tuesday, February 28, 2017

From Ipad Drawing to Embroidery

In the court of cancer 
he doth not jest
 as he gives me news 
of my chest.
 It's pretty terrifying sitting in a surgeon's office and being told the best and worst case scenario yet this surgeon had a kindness and sense of humour that was calming. I am not trying to imply he was a clown, but there was a sense of the surreal as I laughed in his office and it inspired this drawing. 
I did this idpad drawing last year and decided to do an embroidery version of it for my "bosom buddies" exhibit in April. 
I used my old lightbox to trace the design onto white cotton. After drawing it out I started to fill in with a bit acrylic paint wash, then hand embroider. For the nose I used metallic embroidery thread over a bit batting. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bosom Buddies and the Night of the Boobie Bird

acrylic on cotton, hand embroidery, beads and feather
In the midnight hours when dark thoughts lurk the screech of a creature becomes entangled in your nightmare.


I am working on a series of embroideries based on my drawings that I did while I was going through breast cancer last year. 
They will be exhibited in April at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Community Gallery.
Meanwhile here is a website that I put together about the exhibit called 

click on pic for website
 Bosom Buddies

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Art and Politics: In the Court of Clowns

 I just can't keep up with the breadth of it at the moment, we are hardly into this presidency and each day there is some new drama, treason, nepotism, declarations full of hot air, lies, fake news.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Lost Bear Adventures as Told By a Friendly Lady

In between all the serious artwork, the community work, the gallery work, website work, I still like to be playful. I have started a page for Lost Bear on Instagram. Oh yes, I know, that place dismissed by the elite photographers of the world, well sorry but not sorry I don't care. If lost bear makes you smile my job is done.

Adventures Of A Lost Bear (@lostbearadventures) * Instagram photos and videos

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