Friday, November 3, 2017

More Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Project


Here is another update on my Dates in a Life Project, now that we're 10 months through 2017. This painting is documenting the expiration and purchase dates of my family's milk purchases in 2017. 

The small printed dates are the expiration dates of our milk bottles.

The dotted white painted lines in-between the stitching mark how many bottles of milk were purchased that day. If we bought one bottle there's white below the day. If we bought a second bottle, there's white to the left of the day, and if we bought three, there's white to the right of the day.

The dotted lines connect the date we purchased the milk with the expiration date. 

The solid white squares in the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday columns show the expiration days of the milk company we commonly buy our milk from. 

The dotted lines not only help to explain this project, but design-wise, the gridded "calendar" is now an abstract design because this is an art piece, not just a research project.

Check back for more updates through the end of the year. I am looking forward to adding more dates and dots as we need more milk. 

I also have some ideas for a topic of my 2018 Dates in a Life Project, and will announce it in late December when confirmed.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Prints for sale on Artfully Walls


If you are interested in purchasing prints of my work, I am now selling seven different prints in a variety of sizes on Artfully Walls. 

You can also get different prints and actual paintings on Saatchi Art, and Artful Home has another collection of paintings. 

These three online stores are a wonderful way for people to see, and have access to, my work, and I am very thankful for these opportunities.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 October 2017


12 x 12 x 12 October 2017 is a fun slight departure from the imagery I usually useIt's created with a piece of fabric monoprinted with a square shaped construction fence, collaged acrylic skins of photos of my kitchen colander (strainer), small colored circles of commercial fabric, and paint.

I took pictures of the colander on my front step during the eclipse in August, trying to see the blocked sun though the holes. It didn't work very well because we didn't have that much of an eclipse in Massachusetts. and I didn't know to lift the colander off the ground to try to focus. 

I did like the photos of the dots though. Not to let it be for naught, I decided to use them in my artwork anyway because they're different than other photos I've used in the past.

I've been working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.

Monday, October 9, 2017

More Licensed Prints: AnnieSelke.com


It's fun seeing my licensed prints on AnnieSelke.com and in their email marketing. It makes me happy to see my work out in the world for others to see.


In case you missed it, AnnieSelke.com has licensed the following images:






Greyscale Mosaic Art is a print of The Fence As Lace #4

Thank you again for licensing my work Annie Selke!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

More Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Project


Here's another update on my Dates in a Life Project now that we're three quarters of the way through 2017. This painting is documenting the expiration and purchase dates of my family's milk purchases in 2017. 

The written dates are the expiration dates of our milk bottles.

The white painted lines in-between the stitching mark how many bottles of milk were purchased that day. If we bought one bottle there's white below the day. If we bought a second bottle, there's white to the left of the day, and if we bought three, there's white to the right of the day.

The white dotted lines connect the date we purchased the milk with the expiration date. 

The empty squares in the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday columns show the expiration days of the milk company we commonly buy our milk from. 

The dotted lines not only help to explain this project, but design-wise, the gridded "calendar" is now an abstract design because this is an art piece, not just a research project.

Check back for more updates through the end of the year. I am looking forward to adding more dates and dots as we need more milk. 

I'm also thinking about what the topic of my 2018 Dates in a Life Project will be.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Licensed Prints on Annie Selke

Check out licensed prints of my art on AnnieSelke.com. 






Greyscale Mosaic Art is a print of The Fence As Lace #4

Previously Crate & Barrel and Tuesday Morning have licensed my work. The Crate & Barrel arrangement was especially exciting for me because I could go to the store and see the print, as could friends and family all over the US.

It's nice to have my work licensed again, and I hope it does well. Many thanks to Annie Selke!

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Work: 12 x 12 x 12 September 2017


The inspiration in creating 12 x 12 x 12 September 2017 was the busy hurricane season the US has been having recently, as well as my interest in incorporating construction fence imagery in my artwork.

It was created with a piece of fabric that had monoprinted "holes" in a large square shaped construction fence (as opposed to the texture of the grid of the fence which I usually do), collaged acrylic skins of photos of the top of a roll of construction fencing (the swirling round imagery), and paint.

I've been working on my 12 x 12 x 12 series since January 2007. It has given me time to create one 12" x 12" x 1" piece on board each month, no matter how many other things are going on that month. It's a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with an idea or technique or a combination of both. This series is really about experimentation and creating something on a regular basis, no matter what else is going on in my life. Sometimes I like a piece, and sometimes not.