Camping at Burntstick Lake

So I spent the last few days camping with my parents at Burntstick Lake. We went there once or twice when I was a child, but I really don’t remember much, except that the caretaker knew someone from Hanna, where I grew up. Seemed amazing at the time, but now, it seems we can’t go anywhere without running into someone from Hanna. Gotta go a little farther from home, I guess.

Anyway, these are some of the pictures I took, playing around with my new camera.

Studio Vignettes/ New Camera!

Ribbon
Trims
Creepy little wooden man I got in an antique shop in Santa Fe!
Orange
Thread

 

Bowl of pretty!  (I also just painted a bunch of baskets some pretty wild colors- blue, orange, pink, and purple!)

I got a nice new camera from my parents for graduation!  It’s a Canon Rebel T1i, my first DSLR, and I’ve got a lot to learn!  These are just a few pics from around my studio, as I’m just learning my new toy/ tool!  These are just on the automatic setting, and I’m really liking them.  (And it has video, which will definitely come in handy!)

Thanks, M & D!

More to come!

Studio Vignettes/ New Camera!

Ribbon
Trims
Creepy little wooden man I got in an antique shop in Santa Fe!
Orange
Thread

 

Bowl of pretty!  (I also just painted a bunch of baskets some pretty wild colors- blue, orange, pink, and purple!)

I got a nice new camera from my parents for graduation!  It’s a Canon Rebel T1i, my first DSLR, and I’ve got a lot to learn!  These are just a few pics from around my studio, as I’m just learning my new toy/ tool!  These are just on the automatic setting, and I’m really liking them.  (And it has video, which will definitely come in handy!)

Thanks, M & D!

More to come!

Studio Vignettes #2

Ribbon Rack
Ribbon Basket
Creepy/cool antique doll
Trims!  In a purple basket!  On a yellow wall!
Portrait of an iron.

Attempting to clean the studio!

Merging two studios into one is… tough!  I think I had more stuff at school than I realized.  I have most (not all!  My grad piece is currently being stored at school) of my stuff home, and it is nice to have everything in one place, but there’s so much of it.  I’ve had two studios for the last three years, which means duplicates of most tools and lots of supplies.  I have three sewing machines, and at least six pairs of sewing scissors.

These are some images from my studio, although not too recently.  I’ve been spray painting some stuff (such as the basket you see in the picture below) with really bright colors – blue, green and orange.  I ran out of pink, and will be doing a bit more with that when I get some more.  Also, we finally ordered my “Christmas” curtain rods on the weekend, so I’ll be making some curtains this week, probably.

So I’m trying to sort and get rid of some stuff, but some it, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to throw out.  I guess the solution is…. find a new studio!  Well, when I can afford it, I hope to get a studio that’s not in my basement.  As much as I love this little studio, it’s just me, and I could benefit from a place in a more external community.

And the Morphoids take up a lot of room…. I think they’re multiplying!  I have to keep them and their abrasive materials away from “the softer stuff.” Some of them are still at school for the grad show, so I don’t even have them all at home.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with them when I get them home.

Attempting to clean the studio!

Merging two studios into one is… tough!  I think I had more stuff at school than I realized.  I have most (not all!  My grad piece is currently being stored at school) of my stuff home, and it is nice to have everything in one place, but there’s so much of it.  I’ve had two studios for the last three years, which means duplicates of most tools and lots of supplies.  I have three sewing machines, and at least six pairs of sewing scissors.

These are some images from my studio, although not too recently.  I’ve been spray painting some stuff (such as the basket you see in the picture below) with really bright colors – blue, green and orange.  I ran out of pink, and will be doing a bit more with that when I get some more.  Also, we finally ordered my “Christmas” curtain rods on the weekend, so I’ll be making some curtains this week, probably.

So I’m trying to sort and get rid of some stuff, but some it, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to throw out.  I guess the solution is…. find a new studio!  Well, when I can afford it, I hope to get a studio that’s not in my basement.  As much as I love this little studio, it’s just me, and I could benefit from a place in a more external community.

And the Morphoids take up a lot of room…. I think they’re multiplying!  I have to keep them and their abrasive materials away from “the softer stuff.” Some of them are still at school for the grad show, so I don’t even have them all at home.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with them when I get them home.

Attack of the Thing!

NEXT WEEK: A four part mini-series: Evolution of the Morphoids! This semester’s battle with “animation”!  For now, a teaser….. Attack of the “Thing”!!!

Four Natural Fibres

So I managed to get some of my yardages documented the week before school was out- here’s the printed 3 of the Four Natural Fibres Series….  I also managed to print the Wool piece during the Contextural residency…. so now the four are complete, and I’m looking for a space to show them.

Four Natural Fibres

So I managed to get some of my yardages documented the week before school was out- here’s the printed 3 of the Four Natural Fibres Series….  I also managed to print the Wool piece during the Contextural residency…. so now the four are complete, and I’m looking for a space to show them.

Studio Unveiling!

So here’s the unveiling of the studio!  It’s not totally where I want it…. it still needs a few things done, and some tweaking in terms of organizing things etc.  But here’s photos!

My main work area: (My name is from the paper letters I made for my art show…. I still need to clean up under the desk, and replace my seat cushion, and recover my cork boards for the empty wall space.  I’m trying to get away from the chaos of tacking all the stuff up on the wall….

The shelves to the left (and you can see Bear’s workstation there…)

The shelves to the right: (The bottom two are Lindsay’s….)

And, the pink filing cabinet.  L said she saw a pink one at staples, and when we went, it was no longer there, so I bought a boring grey one and painted it!  also painted my recycled work table, which mostly holds my sewing machine. Orange!

There we go!  Almost perfect!!  I’m so lucky to have this space!