Yay! 4th of July! A day of great smells: sunblock, BBQ, fresh air... and best of all the crappy excuse for a drum circle is NOT playing their one and only 7-hour off-rhythm "song" in the park across the street today! Hopefully they're all at the beach with their bongos or whatevers, subjecting new victims to their very own free and unwarranted concert.
In art news: I'm going for the West Collection Prize. In a on-going quest to not only make art regularly, but to - dare I say - accrue personal confidence in said work, I'm looking for appropriate grants, shows, prizes, etc to apply for. This could totally backfire and riddle me with demons after landslides of rejections. Or I could finally grow a pair. And I've been really hoping to earn my balls sooner rather than later.
And now some photos of the work that recently came down from our MERE: Recent Works show:
Cell Mates, 2009, silk & thread
detail of Cell Mates
Potential, 2009, silk and thread
detail of Potential
Our Shared Secrets, 2009, silk and thread, paper and graphite
detail of Our Shared Secrets
Next up, I have several embroidary hoop projects I'm putting together.