Thursday, February 27, 2014

When It Rains...

It actually is raining here, but that's not what I'm referring to.

Yesterday, Paula and I gave a brief Skype talk to META , which is a group of scientists, engineers, and artists who get together monthly and frequently find common ground in their very different fields.  Madelaine Shellaby, from Art Times Two Gallery the meet up and it was really fun to  talk about our work to people from other walks of life.

Today, I took some time off from fiber art to play around with encaustics again.  I tried stitching some cylinders out of organza, then applying wax and manipulating them into different shapes.  This lead to more questions than answers, but that's what's so fun about all of this.

Next Thursday I am heading to New York for the opening of my solo show at the Art Quilt Gallery in the Chelsea district.  This has been in the planning stages for several months and I'm really excited to be able to see it in person.  ( I just realized my name is wrong on the announcement!)

It almost seems like a retrospective, since they are showing work from as long ago as 2010, and it will be interesting to see how my arts has changed over that time.

I feel crazy busy right now, but it's all good things so I'm not complaining at all.  I am looking forward to some serious studio time when I get back though.


Brenda Gael Smith said...

Congratulations on your solo show in NYC. I look forward to your report!

Gerrie said...

How fantastic, Karen! Wish I could see the show.

Del said...

WOW, I am impressed, that gallery has a pretty good rep. Congratulations to you.
Lunch in April? Love, Del

Olga Norris said...

I hope that the show goes well. It will be interesting for you to see your work not only as maker, but also as audience, so to speak. I too look forward to your report on it all.

I also look forward to seeing what your experimenting with encaustic comes to. I am working through joys and frustrations with various book binding experiments at present, and know what possibilities can be pursued - or not!

Good luck all round.