Catch Up Post
I’ve been in a creative slump the past while. It’s not like I haven’t been doing things. - Was in a show at the Vogt Visual Art Center this summer - Was in a show at SXU for a retrospective in the printmaking classes this fall - I’ve been designing a blog header for a friend of mine But book wise? Eh. I gave up on making one for August. I’ve made maquettes in...
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My goal for the year was to submit to 3 art shows. It was looking a bit grim as June is just around the corner, but as luck would have it the visual arts center nearby had a show deadline of tomorrow! Nature themed, I submitted my accordion book of the poem “trees” by Joyce Kilmer. So one show down, 2 more to go! (a snippet from the book) I’ve been keeping busy with...
Cross that off the list →
Finally updated my website to reflect some more projects I’d worked on in the past year. Check it out, would you?
Much needed creative inspiration
I’ve been struggling this past month with my book projects. I’ve known going into this overall project that I wasn’t going to make museum quality pieces, but there’s still the drive to make something good. Part of this pressure is from the choice this month to try a tunnel book format. It’s never been a style I’ve been particularly attracted to, it actually kind...
Intro to Letterpress, Week 1 of 4
As I’ve documented before on here, I’ve been able to play in the letterpress studio at SAIC. Aside from cramming terms and process into my brain from my professor’s crash course lectures when she’s invited me to the studio, I haven’t been able to actually take a class and work on the process from start to finish. By chance I found out Lill Street offers a 4 week...
Caribou Coffee Show
A friend of mine generously offered people the chance to exhibit work at the Caribou Coffee where she works. I made these drawings/collage back when I was pregnant musing on what it might be like to parent a little boy. While I’ve grown up with older brothers, I realize I have no idea really what to expect with boys. I understand girls and the way girls think a lot more than I do with...
Recently one of my prints was in a retrospective show at SXU. The rest of the editions I had from the class were lost in a flood. I’m glad my professor kept a print so I could see my work again. The print was an illustration of one of the verses of Yeats’ Stolen Child. My hope was to put the verse on the print at some point, but time got away from me and that part was never...
Artful Book Show
The Chicago Calligraphy Collective is putting on a traveling show, called the Artful Book. Its mission is to educate viewers about the possibilities of artist’s books. The exhibit plans to travel between the Arlington Heights, Oak Lawn and Palatine libraries. Hopefully if interest spreads, so will the exhibit. I submitted my “Trees” pop-up book shown in an earlier post. Hopefully...
For the 2nd year in a row I’ve been accepted into the Beverly Arts Center’s Evolving Artists Show! The accepted piece was my “i carry your heart” accordion book. (see post below for pictures) Show dates: December 27th, 2010 - January 30th, 2011 Opening Reception: January 8th, 7-9pm Beverly Arts Center 2407 W. 111th Street Chicago, IL 60655
"Trees" Accordion Book
For bookmaking class one of the assignments dealt with creating a children’s book. I’m not good at this, even though I teach for a living, and so I really struggled with the assignment. Really struggled with the assignment being an understatement. So, midway through I did what I always do and found a quote or poem I really respond to and made a book about that. I argued that it was...
Printing at SAIC, Round 2
Last April a friend of mine and I descended on the SAIC type shop where our professor teaches to print an element to her thesis show. Today I was able to return to the studio to print again. It wasn’t completely planned as I’d originally wanted to come in and view the Artist Book collection. After some deliberation at the elevator bank if I should go up and crash the party so to speak,...
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. - Albert...
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Pardon my dust.
After I tinkered and failed with Wordpress I knew I needed to fix my website. Which I am currently in the process of doing. I’ll be more creative and witty later, but right now I’d love to see how my new and shiny blog looks with some content.