Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This week as the summer heat was showing its prowess I headed north with my family~... to one of my favorite spots - New London, NH. Although i was technically on vacation - I lasted only two days before I had to make dresses. The first two were made while visiting the Fells in Newbury, New Hampshire. It is an old summer estate that they have opened to the public and the grounds are breath-taking. Beside just the natural beauty of the gardens, this year there is a contemporary sculpture exhibit called Animal Attractions (very interesting), an area set up with rocks for anyone to create a sculpture if so inspired & a FAIRY VILLAGE where anyone can make their own fairy house (you can only imagine the excitement). My girls and i were happy building and creating until hunger overtook us. As everyone else was making fairy houses ~ I, of course, made dresses.
Then after the Fells we headed to the beach where I had to make a dress. This certain beach is one of my favorite places in the world so I had to "mark' it with a dress. While walking the shore looking for materials I began to notice these small, brightly colored leaves floating in the water ~ a sign of summer's end and fall's arrival. This time of this month does tend to make one think of fall ~ even with the unbearable heat, the light is warmer and the shadows are longer & you know autumn is just around the corner. So I gathered this small collection of leaves and created this petite dress right at the water line. I like the combination of the turning leaves and the bright summer flower ~ summer and fall. It was wonderful to be making dresses outside with natural materials but now it is back to eggshells......
Happy summer all & peace!!!!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
After the mural reached a certain stage it was time to focus on the main point of this installation...the eggshell dressafter collecting mirrors we started breaking them ~ a popular job among my helpers. I told all who asked ~ that if you break a mirror in the name of creativity you get 7 years GOOD LUCK!!! There is a lot of good luck at Medicine Wheel :)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
From Aug 5 - 27, Bromfield presents two exhibitions by the Boston chapter of Women's Caucus for Art.
"Sense (of Humor)"
Who says feminists don't have a sense of humor! Juried by Carolyn Muskat of Muskat Studios, this group show includes work by the Boston chapter of the WCA, dedicated to creating opportunities for and expanding recognition of women in the arts.
"Heat Wave." Hot color, hot vibes, hot flashes. In the spirit of the season, this sizzling group show features members of the WCA, Boston.
Opening Reception***: Friday, Aug 7, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Closing Reception: Saturday, Aug 29, 3-5 pm.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 12-5
Wheelchair accessibleMember, Boston Art Dealers Association
voice: (617) 451-3605web: http://www.bromfieldgallery.com
Curator: Gwen Stith
I am going to be gallery sitting Aug. 8th from 12~2 if you happen to come by early. When I dropped off the dresses for this show was the first time I was in Lowell and I thought it had an palpatable art buzz. This month there are many exciting art events ~ there is Quiltscapes at the Whistler Gallery, A Sense of Balance at the Boot Cotton Mills, and What Followed Me Home at the American Textile History Museum, all running in tandem with the Lowell Quilt Festival .