Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Ventures, A New Adventure!!! aka My Very First Art Show :)

Five Corners Cafe  Old Forge, NY

I have been crazy, insanely busy!!!! Last fall I joined an ornament swap on a blog site called FreshlyBlended.  Those ornaments went over well and have turned into some orders which has led to my first full fledged art exhibit :)  Yep... you read that correctly! I will be having my own one man show at a restaurant in the Adirondacks, called the 5 Corners Cafe (picture above).  This place has beautiful gallery walls and does a roaring business from May through Oct.  I have the time frame June 7 to July 6. Woot Woot!! (I have the July 4th slot and the month of June is full of art events in the village) 

Freshly Blended Swap Ornaments- replicas of the recipients homes

commission piece- home on Put-In-Bay, OH

I am sewing a collection of quilted "paintings" of significant architectural structures specific to Old Forge, NY. I consider myself a textile construction artist. I find it appealing and challenging to take soft textiles and manipulate them into representations of hard building materials. Here's the first piece, Benny's Ice Cream. I have yet to stretch it but essentially its done. 

 The real Benny's Ice Cream
 "Benny's Ice Cream"

I know I've done a crappy job of keeping up with posting lately but at least I'm accomplishing something I've needed to do for years... I've finally found my medium and I'm producing work... yay me! I'm still too excited to figure out I should be terrified, I'm sure that will catch up soon enough. For now I'm just going to enjoy the energy rush.

P.S. I'm going to try to go back to the schedule I set up last fall: Tuesday's web words are "netsta" and "shisping". I think netsta must be a web wise geeky hacker, as in net and gangsta.  Surely shisping is something to do with lisping the word shit or something like it. What do you think they'd mean if they were in our dictionary??? 

P.S.S. Did you hear that arthur... bwah ha ha ha ha


Daintytime said...

love these - they are so folksy - and you have a very good eye for picking your quilt subjects! Keep doing the good work.

morty said...

I just read your comment from feshlyblended, I just wanted to congratulate you on all your success! I have to admit, I was very jealous of all your swap partners.

:) Best wishes!

Brittany (Two if by Sea Studios) said...

Congrats! I am so lucky to have one of your original ornaments on my tree from last year's swap. It is front and center and one I always point out as people admire my tree.

Thank you again!