Wednesday, March 23, 2011
What if there are no threads? The third year tapestry unfolds.
At a loss for blogging words and direction, I confided the void to my artist friend, Hannah Hunter. She responded with the query, "What if there is no thread?" I wrote down those words and began to realize the thread had been misplaced.
Posting a photo of my artwork has been the common thread through the two years of the niftyartgirl blog. There have been many unrelated threads in my life lately: a large graphic design job, travel to Texas, keeping the house in order for showings, but the fine silk of art had slipped away for a bit. I am knotting and reweaving those shimmering threads.
Among those threads is a large painting in the studio, a stack of small paintings ready to move to the co-op and a piece to "weave" with a friend. What better tying together of visions than that with a fellow artist.
I am honored to say M.K. Shaw invited me to work with her on a collaborative piece for an exhibit in Connecticut. It will be part of the Dynamic Duo show at the Celebrations Gallery in Pomfret Center.
We spent Monday afternoon in a wondrous free flow of ideas. It began with our writing every idea that occurred to us independently. There were two pages filled with a swirling colorful combination of words.
A trip to M.K.'s laboratory of all things hunted and treasured was next on the agenda. Several boxes later a fabulous framework to house our creation was unearthed.
Once again a flow of ideas on paper to develop a more concrete plan. We revisited favorite artists on the web. A search through M.K.'s grad school sketchbook brought us to another discovery. This photo represents the first step in that direction.
Last year M.K. and I created portraits of each other. What will the warp and woof of this year bring. Please return for the third year of the niftyartgirl blog.