Thursday, January 26, 2012

Home Series #8

I began this embroidery piece in New Zealand when I was in the depths of discovering and defining the idea of home. I finished it here on U.S. soil after finally feeling confident about my decision not to return to University in NZ this year. Some closure for sure. Still lost in what my next body of work will be. The home thing is feeling pretty played out. Don't know what I need or want to do. Art it it out.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More Tini Tiny Mighty Minis

Hoary Redpoll

Hermit Thrush

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

More minis in the hizzie. Working small is a challenge for me. I miss making big marks but I'm learning a lot by making drawings this scale.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Hogart Series

Madame Hogart

Madame Hogart is stern, quiet, and loyal...all necessary qualities for any good matriarch. Her family looks upon her with utmost respect. They know her love runs deep but if they were to cross her, they would be out of the will and ostracized from the Hogart clan.

Lord Bentley Hogart III

Good ole Lord Bentley Hogart III, humble husband of Madame Hogart. He spends most of his time in the library reading books of adventure. He is a gentle and kind man thought of as the silent partner of the Hogart empire. He both loves and fears his wife and is fond of his evening sherry.

Paisley Hogart

Paisley Hogart, the oldest child, can do no wrong. She is polite and soft-spoken like her father but there is no doubt that she could easily fill the shoes of her mother. She has many suitors but would rather spend her time alone, exploring the countryside.

Claremont Hogart

The middle child and only son, Claremont Hogart, is no doubt a mama's boy. He pities his father's docile nature and glorifies his mother's strength. He will never admit to his jealousy of his sister, Paisley, for she has both of her parents best characteristics making her the future air to the Hogart throne which he believes should be his title.

Sassie Hogart

The youngest Hogart, Sassie, is just that...full of spirit, bold, and forever chatting. Her good nature and mischievous ways are a welcome relief to the sometimes stuffy Hogart household. She has undying love for her two siblings, mother, and father and they love her immensely in return.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Minis, Yo.

Rufous Hummingbird

Little Auk

Eurasian Collared Dove

Emperor Penguin Chick

California Quail

Bridled Titmouse

Barn Owl

So in response to my transient ways, I've officially streamlined my studio so that it fits into a healthy-sized tote bag. We're talkin' wicked compact-style. I'm not saying that I don't dream to soon have a full-on proper working studio with every art gadget known to man (I will have you soon studio space!) but when you've been on the move and 97% of your supplies are strewn all over the planet you have to make due.

If I learned anything from the peeps of New Zealand, it is good ole Kiwi ingenuity. What kind of work does one make when your art gear barely fits into a breadbox? I introduce you to the series, Tini Tiny Might Mini! Above are wee little pastel, charcoal, and acrylic drawings...well kinda paintings...we'll say draintings done on gessoed roofing paper. The paper was provided by my bud, Rebecca and prepped in NZ. Before heading back to the States I cut them into 3"x5" rectangles. There are more to come and if you are in the market to decorate a doll house I'll be selling them on my etsy