on the fast track

There has been no time to slowly ease into a routine of work, boys, and household chores. Instead I am frantically preparing for a group show with my friends from fiber transformed. The pieces are all about sunflowers, swans, wool, and eco dyed cloth (details to come). It is due in just over a week for installation at Suffolk Art Gallery. Way too soon.

Most of the work is accomplished in my new studio at Chroma Projects. I love being in this place surrounded by my own art, far from other distractions (no computer, no dirty dishes, no eager dogs). I still need to tweak the division between the printing and dyeing that I do at home, and the sewing and production happening here. It will all fall in place with time...

chroma projects

This past week was spent  cleaning, painting, and furnishing my new studio/gallery space at Chroma Projects downtown Charlottesville. I am proud and excited to be part of this vibrant art gallery and its community of artists. Initially I will primarily use this space to show my current work and to meet prospective customers. Eventually I am hoping to create a working studio or at least a sacred place where I can quietly think up new ideas, away from the demands and distractions of my home studio.

I will be in place for First Friday, Charlottesville's gallery opening night, on May 6 from 5 - 8, and I would love to see you! The main gallery will show beautiful drawings by Beverly Ress,  paintings by Paula Christman, and the black box will feature the film The Alexander Veil by Lydia Moyer.

On a different note, my friend Lily pruned her Japanese maple tree this weekend. Guess who received the trimmings? I see a big dye pot brewing in the near future...