Friday, August 14, 2009

The end of the island

"Could've Been Anything"

The very last painting for the Horn Island show! Dropped my work off today, the opening reception is going to be Sept. 12, 6-9 pm.
For anyone out there who may not know what I am talking about when I say "Horn Island", well every year there is a group from the Memphis College of Art that goes to this place, and camps for eight days, wallowing in the majesty of nature and mosquitoes. Then we come back and make art about it for a show at the school. This year was the 25th.
Review in the Commercial Appeal

I was trying something a little different in this one, threw in some hatching and whatnot. So how do we feel about this as opposed to the usual flat outlines?

Odessa show and workshop

The show at Odessa last week was fun, the show looked great and the response to my work was very positive, which is always nice. So here's a bunch of pictures. (click to make bigger!)

*EDIT* Check out this Commercial Appeal article about the show!

My stuff along the wall, Shane's in the corner

The circular ones are some embroideries I did a while back

Medallions, also from a while back. I like the way they look in this arrangement.

Paintings by Jon Hart on the left, installation by Emma Self in the middle, my medallions to the right

Me n' ma stuffs

Jon and Emma setting up their workshop stations on Saturday

Michael gettin' his sew on at my demo

Here is the bag I was teaching folks how to make, complete with an in-process embroidery and cat hair

And here is a little instruction sheet I made to pass out. Any one who wants to make an easy tote bag, just print out this image and follow the directions! Hopefully they are easy to understand, leave a comment if you have any questions!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Art show this Friday

I have some paintings in a show at Odessa (2613 Broad Ave, Memphis).
"Because We Can will open with a reception on Friday, August 7 from 6 – 9pm, and will continue with events throughout the month, including an afternoon of DIY workshops with the artists on Saturday, August 8 from 1 – 3pm." read all about it

I'll also be participating in the FREE workshops on Saturday and showing people how to sew a simple tote bag. Don't know the first thing about sewing? Come on down! I will attempt to demonstrate not only the first thing, but also the second, and (dare I say it?) perhaps even the third thing about sewing. Did I mention it's FREE?
So don't be bored this weekend! Come see some pretty things Friday night and come back Saturday afternoon to learn you some stuff!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Horn Island #7

"Driftwood Settlers"

This one is about 24" x 12", the others have all been 12" x 12".