This coming week-end November 3 -4 I am once again participating in the NH Open Doors studio tour. The League of NH Craftsman, whom I am member of for my textile art, and NH Hampshire Made, whom I am a member of for my Euchlora Skincare products, have teamed together to sponsor a state wide tour of artisans showcasing their wares in their studios.
This year I am showing in Portsmouth at my Strawbery Banke Euchlora skincare and cosmetic studio because I thought it would be another opportunity for people to see it when I am not otherwise busy with client appointments. Please stop by to see how I have been spending my spare time while in “the zone” making art! Please forward this link and spread the word for anyone interested in seeing what I am all about. Read more below…The artwork at the head of this post is a new one sewn from mono-printed, hand-painted and dyed fabrics that I then stitch together to form a design then I over-stitch it with batting below to make it into a quilted piece. I then stretch the piece over a frame to give the impression of an abstract painting. I love this process of making a painting by painting then assembling. The whole process is a creation as go; I never know what I will get in the end.
Header piece: Untitled right now. Piece below created by the same process: “Under Current”.This piece below, “Bloomery”, was inspired by a photo I saw in an issue of Early Homes Magazine. It was a photo of the remaining underground portion of the bloomery in Jamestown that our earliest Colonial settlers used to smelt the bog iron found there. I loved the pattern that the old bricks made, colors tainted with minerals and time, settled here and there into a random pattern. This is my interpretation of that used bits of hand-painted and hand-printed fabrics then stitched together. This one you may recognize from an earlier post “A Day in the Studio; the gift of time”. It is now finished and I love how the quilting enhanced the painting and piecing. It is untitled yet still…do you have any ideas for a name? Please help me name it by Saturday!
If you decide to come, here is a link to an itinerary showing other artists that are near me. Make a day of it at the seacoast!