Sunday, November 25, 2012

Turkeyday and Sending work to DC!

   The residents are busily preparing to send work off at the end of this week!  We are participating in an exchange show with the residents from Flux Studio.  Their work is super fantastic, and I feel very honored to participate in an exchange with them!  More information about the exchange here:  Flux/Odyssey Exchange Show

Here is the card for our show at the Flux Studio in DC:  

      I posted images in my last post of the wall piece I am making in progress.  I am nearly finished with this piece, and hopefully will have images up soon.  It leaves for DC Friday, so I am expecting a very productive week to finish it up!  

      Also.....I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!! My two younger siblings came down from Illinois for a visit.  We had a fantastic time! I showed them the mountains, and we went hiking.  This is super exciting for flatlanders from the Midwest!!

 Here is me in my 1950s house-wifery from baking the turkey.  (ps. you should know I wore heels while I did the cooking, in true June Cleaver form!)

Here is the four of us, left to right, Julie, Jared (my man friend), me, and Tony:

At the base of a waterfall we climbed down...Julie dropped her phone into it...

Soon I will post the images of the wall piece finished!  Also, I took images of new work a short while ago, and should have some of those up in the next week or so as well...

Hope everyone had a lovely start to their holidays!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Is this real life?!

  Hello! Hello! Hope you all are having a happy fall!  My studio is looking crazy!!  I have been working crazy hard getting ready for all the fall sales I have had going on with the resident studio and WePot, the women's collective I am in.  Also, there has been an onslaught of show deadlines for me this fall.  It was nice to have so much work getting out there, but damn, I am tired!  No, in reality I am really grateful for all the invitations and opportunities.  I have one major show deadline left before the end of November, and I am working on a wall installation for it.  The show is an exchange show between Odyssey resident artists and Flux Studios resident artists organized by Handmade in America.  I am super excited since opportunities for showing installations can be hard to find. The piece is going to have a surface similar to some recent wall pieces, and a format similar to a mixed media wall piece I did awhile ago for a solo in IL:

When you study the parts, the whole disappear
Ex.: Molecular Plasticity
Getting this surface involves many, many layers of color application.  I have to wait between layers while each dries.  So in the meantime, I am working on some drawings and also decorating a few pots.  My studio is super disorganized from so many things going on at once!

    On my table is the wall piece I am working on, on the shelves back there is a few drawings soaking, and the tiny table with my blue bottle is my decorating station for some pots.  Damn, it feels good to be a gangster.

Here are a couple in progress shots of the decorating process for my wall piece.:

Can't wait to get this done and post some images of the finished piece!