Tuesday, July 28, 2009

the newest creation....

Well here is the newest addition to the Dress Project!!!
She was delivered yesterday to the ALL Gallery in Lowell to be part of the Fabrication of Imagination Fiber Invitational show. I am truly ecstatic with the way she turned out, yet I am also sad not to be working on her anymore. I loved the meditation of weaving the fabric strips into the bottom and thoroughly loved creating the top!! The top is not what i had planned but I am really pleased with the way that it turned out – a homage to crazy quilts. I covered the top with an old velvet curtain that a friend gave me and then appliqu├ęd and embroidered all over it. I could have gone on for days and days however the dress needed to be delivered yesterday. I did take advantage of all the time I had – thanks to my buddy, David Lang, I was able to sew up to the last minute. David offered to drive me so I could sew. It was also a good thing because I was VERY tired – I had not slept much for the few days leading up to the delivery date. Now the only thing is I need to decide on a title. I just need to get a little more sleep.

The show runs Aug.1st – Aug.30th with the opening reception on August 8th 2-4pm.

Monday, July 20, 2009

in the News & upcoming Exhibits

This week started out nicely ~ with a picture of my Dress of Etiquette in the Metrowest Daily News' Sunday's Art section, accompanying an article about the Danforth Member Shows. Kristine Diederich reviews a few of the pieces in the exhibit and gives a nice reminder that the shows run through Aug 2nd. here is the link to the article ~ http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/arts/x1443001385/Danforth-Museum-hosts-annual-exhibit-of-members-artworks

Also, in August the Dress Project will be in a few shows around the Boston area.... First, from Aug.5th - Aug 29th the photo, A Little Jam Please, will be exhibited at the Bromfield Gallery as part of the WCA's juried show, sense of Humor. the opening reception is during the August first Friday ~ August 7th, 5-7:30 and a closing reception is Aug. 29th, 3-5.

Secondly ~ at the Arts League of Lowell (ALL) three dresses will be part of the show, Fabrication of Imagination ~ running August 1, 2009 ~ August 30, 2009. The Lowell Quilt Festival is also going on during this time.

Lastly - thank you to all who came to David & my open studio party last thurs. It was a wonderful evening and the music of David Williams was magical.
thanks & peace

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Come play!!! Summer is here!!!!!



7:00 – 9:00 PM JULY 16TH

in conjunction with Natick July ARTWALK

Joining us will be Flute Maker and Composer

Hope to see you there ~

Sunday, July 12, 2009

heard it's your birthday.....

...so I made a pie!!!!

It is blueberry season around here - or at least at the grocery stores ... $.99/pint. So I have been baking up many blueberries pies!!! And today is my dear friend & fellow artist, David Lang's birthday... Happy Birthday David!!! So I had to make him a pie and i knew he'd appreciate a dress pie!! Also this is my 100th blog post ~a kind of 'birthday'~ so this seemed like the appropriate dress to post!!!
Happy summer (it had finally arrived here in the Boston area) & peace!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Dresses hit Wellesley!!!

The dresses are on the move, making the scene!!! the Red Alert Cocktail dress along with the Black Widow (VCR tape) dress are being featured at Shafer O’Neil Interior Design ~ 544 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA, a wonderful interior design store. They are also showing exhibiting some of the dress photographs. We installed the Red Alert dress in a window which is always fun - people stop, point and come in & comment. It is quite an attention getter.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy July

(a little treasure on the curb)

milkweed flower
we have been having 'mushroom lovin' weather

We here in the Northeast might not know it is July, or even summer. We haven't seen a lot of the sun and today was down right chilly. But it is July and to help create that warm, summery feeling I thought I'd post some of the photos that i have taken during my walks with my dog. I don't know if it because i have a dog and i am outside much more, or if this has just been a truly lush spring/summer, but I have been struck by the beauty of the foliage ~ particularly flowers. I have been fascinated by the intricacies of a flower, the delicacy of the petals & the pending potential of the buds. Since Spring I have been especially drawn to yellow flowers. Now I try to remember my camera when i take my doggie walks, and Scruffy tries to be patient with me!!
So happy July & peace ~