I am getting ready for a trunk show…

the first weekend in May at Vintage Inspired in Burlington, Vermont (details to follow).  I’m trying to decided exactly what I want to create…bracelets, pendants, jewelry holders, small (affordable) paintings or perhaps even something that hasn’t revealed itself yet.

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I found this Jill Heller piece in a magazine at the gym.

What luck, huh?  So cool.

I think this will provide some serious inspiration.

I dreamed…

I was standing in front of a huge bank of drawers labeled something like this illustration.  I was able to open and close the various drawers at will and things would stay magically in place.  Well, of course the absurdity of trying to do this wasn’t lost on me, but I had to create the visual about how “in relationship” all aspects of our lives are all the time.

Trying to get various parts of myself to NOT AVOID EACH OTHER other has required a fair amount of strategy.  It seems so obvious, however, when I thought about the reality of this…it wasn’t quite so simple.  Below is a more realistic illustration I think, at least for me.

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I’ve really tried to integrate who I am in my studio with the woman I bring home to my family. My family would love the woman at the studio. She’s this creative, resourceful, innovative, free-spirit sort of person. And she has chocolate and beef jerky stashed everywhere.

The reality was that my poor family would get a tired, cranky, unresourceful woman who made everyone feel like they were an interruption and a bother.  So, now I’m making a real effort to bring my artist self home with me.  I might manage this only some of the time—but hey, t’s a work in progress & really isn’t everything?

I would love to hear your stories of successes or struggles in this arena.

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Thank you Seven Days!

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Our local alternative weekly Seven Days gave my show a “shout out” this week.

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what’s real, what’s not?

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I am a big fan of the blurred lines between what’s real and what’s not.

A quick digital sketch to get my creative brain working this morning.

color inspiration. i need to paint some rooms.

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Your own photographs are a treasure trove of images for color inspiration.  Often it’s subject matter you’re drawn to (like my daughter Lucy’s hair flying) but often it’s color.  The way the colors are perceived next to each other, the saturation & depth can create unexpected combinations that work beautifully in a lot of different applications—interior design, fashion, make-up and graphic design. I wanted to show how full saturation of the colors can look pretty intense—however, move a few steps up the color sample and unlikely colors can really work together.  I had my living room painted a few years ago and it was sooooo wrong—it made me sick to my stomach.  Often with color it’s a process of elimination which is a pain, but when we get it right.  We know it’s right.

“unhinged”

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I know I am posting a lot about this show, but it feels like such a departure for me and I’m really proud of the work.  If it’s too much for you, I get it.  No hard feelings. Have a good Saturday!

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the devil is in the details…

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I ordered postcards today for my FREAK SHOW at Revolution Kitchen in Burlington, Vermont.  I love doing the work and the hustle required to finish the paintings.  I get sort of stuck with the final details.  This is when the fantasy of having a very detail oriented intern fills my daydreams…maybe someday my intern will come. 🙂