Finished pieces

More bus babies were completed this week.

Green velvet vintage and gifted,Limb beads from Alaska and Bellevue,Wood faces for Montreal travels.All poseing on my travelling beading box.Time to make a new set of bodies and start a new group.

99

Well I have to report that the children’s tour was a great success.I had a great time and had fun exploring Ann Johnston The Contact exhibit.Sadly as with all exhibits at BAM this show is all to brief.I will have the memories held in my well thumbed catalogue and whenever I pick up my teaching tree dress.We used it to explore texture and 46 hands explore touched this piece.

One of the docent requested cards to be sent to her father who celebrates his 99th birthday next week.I find it hard it to imagine living another 49 yrs !

So much has changed over Dick’s lifetime.I hope he enjoys this card.

Education Opportunities

I enjoy working with young people in education settings.Making and discussing art are fun opportunities to develop ideas young minds.

I will be working with a goup of multi-lingual students this week and have created small cards for them to take home and share with their famillles in the hope that they can be encouraged to bring them back to the museum and continue the dialogue.

 

Old Friends

Bus Babes

I’ve been making these figures for a long time and find them relaxing.The ribbon for these has been in my stash for many years as have the arm beads.The leg-beads are trade necklaces I picked up last summer in Homer Alaska.Buttons are thrifted or gifted I’m never sure these days. People see these as gradation pieces but I’m just a hat lover at heart. I make them as companions along with my Teenager series.

Dude

 

 

Intellectual House

This week I attended an event at the Intellectual House at the University of Washington.As a alumni of the fiber arts course I get regular updates of events.The Sacred Breathe series was in it final session and I went along to hear the storyteller specifically.

Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch uses traditional storytelling as a form of teaching for preschoolers to adults. She was raised on the Suquamish Port Madison Indian Reservation, where she continues to live and work. Lawrence-Piecuch serves on the Suquamish Tribal Higher Education Board and is chair of the Suquamish Tribal Elders Council. I found her creation story new and inspiring.

I also received a call for our local Salmon days festival for artists in the same week so will be using the inspiration from to inform my submission.I have no idea if I will be successful in my application but it is time to promote myself as a working artist rather than a hobbyist. I would also very my like to be able to fund my own studies early next year.

 

Stash Busting

I have long admired the ancient Egyptian culture.I have a childhood memory of getting lost at the Tutankhamen exhibit in London.I was looking for a project for my Tuesday beading group and out an old kit.

With a little help from my friends we made these Royal Plume Earrings.

Back to base

Well the month went quickly.I’ll break it down in episodes but I found this little piece on my return and it sums up my trip perfectly.

Posted by Nordic Sisterhood on Samstag, 29. April 2017

“All my bags are packed”

Bellevue Arts Museum March 2017 Artist Among Us

Yep today we start packing for my month long trip to the UK.First leg will be with my graduated son,who has just completed his first of many degrees.

I will be heading back for a family wedding,both my parents birthday and a lot of travelling catching up with friends after celebrating my 50th birthday.I will also be gently exploring studying a Master/PGcert in Humanitarian action and peacekeeping as a distance learning program from Brookes university.I hope this will enable me to teach/ make art in a education environment in the US.

This was my sharing table at BAM docents meeting. As ever it was fun to share my talents with such a diverse group .I did leave the labels off as some of my piece are political.

 

Kidsquest Success

Awesome evening.Great helpers.I I promised the stalkers I would post a paper-cloth how to so will play with that later in the week.

My biggest priority this week will be getting ready for an Artist Amongst Us sharing at BAM. This give me the opportunity to share my work and consider whether I should set up in business.

This year example.

White Flag

In late March I will be sharing my art with the docent body at Bellevue Arts Museum.I’m currently thinking and working on some new pieces to share.As ever my pieces don’t really follow a straight line theme.I have a mostly finished stitch piece of an Alaskan watercolor – half finished

I found myself sorting thought the scraps from patch printing from the women’s print party at the Pratt back in January.As I am working on a woven piece to include for my upcoming table at the local kids museum and for the sharing.

White can signify so many things innocence,purity,snow,surrender

I wove over raw silk and included untreated raw silk.