What We Take With Us

It's funny sometimes how a piece can develop. I was sitting in my studio on a Saturday at the beginning of March, working in my sketchbook and watching Netflix (nothing new). I had had the intention to eventually work on some new work involving a honeycomb pattern, but had yet to think of something that truly excited me.

I continued in my sketchbook and began to journal. Then I had this idea, and decided to try something out. Why not?

That's how my current piece started. Just a little experiment with some cut paper. I did not expect to like the results as much as I did, but the more hexagons I cut, the more I wanted to. The next thing I knew I had to move it onto the floor because it no longer fit on my drafting table. The next step is a whole other layer (... or 2). Tentative title : What We Take With Us.

I had given myself a goal to have this piece done by the end of this week so I could apply to a specific show. It was going to be tight, but I could make it work. And then, as usually happens, I decided to change it. I kept looking at it and decided that it wasn't "enough"; it needed "more". That "more" would take more time. So here we are. In the end I think it's the right decision to re-work the piece slightly, even if it means I won't make my original deadline.

Regardless, I find myself with more ideas than time right now. When it comes down to it, though, that is not a problem I mind having. It beats the alternative at least.

More in progress shots + inspirations and occasional images of my adorable bulldog can be found on my instagram.

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On another note:

I have 4 weavings headed to 2 different shows right now!

In Practice is headed to the Words + Text + Numbers show at the St. Louis Artist's Guild in St. Louis, MO. The show will be open from May 20 - July 2.

More information here

Deposits , What's left, and Who, When, Where are headed to the Fiber National 2016 Show at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. The show will be open from May 28 - August 21.

More information here

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My next frame weaving class at VisArts Richmond is about to start! If you missed signing up for this class, don't worry! I am teaching it again this summer!

4 Saturdays

July 16 - August 6

1 - 3:30 pm

Register Here

That's all for now!

#exhibition #paper #honeycomb #class #inthestudio

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