My Autobiographical Pattern – All Together, It Could Be A Cozy Sitting Space
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall Current pandemic restrictions have highlighted the extent of consumerism experience in modern society and allowed us a moment of pause to consider how we value of our material possessions. … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – All Together, It Could Be A Cozy Sitting Space
My Autobiographical Pattern – Minimalist Ottoman Redesign
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making Only one sample printing was used for this… the bamboo print from the original pattern concept. It’s added here to tie in to the bedroom bench pattern. The other sides were original pattern choices to play with Pop-art ideas and leave in the innate … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Minimalist Ottoman Redesign
My Autobiographical Pattern – Table Runner Redesigned Into a Scarf
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making Originally intended to be worn as a silly head covering (see sketch) for the installation, but was borrowed as a scarf and that is now what it is.
My Autobiographical Pattern – Shaker-Style Lamp Redesign
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making The floor lamp was painted in chalk paint and antiques in finishing wax to match the bedroom-bench. The old shade was discarded and replaced with a minimalist modern shade to accentuate the pop-art feel. The scarf was added as part of the installation, and … Continue reading My Autobiographical Pattern – Shaker-Style Lamp Redesign
My Autobiographical Pattern – Colonial Bedroom-Bench Redesign
The Value of Art can be in the Love of Making The bench is repainted in chalk paint and antiqued with finishing wax… this retains the colonial details on the piece. The seat was reupholstered in a piece of hand-printed, raw canvas.
(Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Considering my Composition
The next challenge directives gives came as follows: "Make it big. It's a big still life." Ok, now pause for dramatic effect... like what really happened in classs, before the questions started to roll out... It's meant to be big in stature, or subject of the composition; we can paint a close-up of one object … Continue reading (Home) – Studio Painting – 5th Still-life Project – Considering my Composition
“The Desk” – A Mid-Century Cool-ification
... It moved around with me for a while, before sitting in storage in my parents' basement for a good 20 years. When my parents finally sold their home, I reclaimed it with the intension of restoring it to its original glory... the only problem was that I didn't like how it looked... originally...
My Ongoing Creative Conundrum
Ok, daydreaming is now a good thing. CHECK 👍 Thank you, Abraham-Hicks! I've been a guilty master of this practice all my life and I won't feel guilty about it anymore! Well, that's my intention. Onto the next overthought... The moment I started accepting this freedom, I started rethinking what I want to do creatively... … Continue reading My Ongoing Creative Conundrum