Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fire And Fiber opening reception at Mint Hill Arts Friday - 7-9

Three members of Fiber Art Options, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Deborah Langsam and Nancy G Cook, have work in the exhibition that features pottery and all kinds of fiber art at Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill NC. Exhibition runs through January 28. Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturdays, 11 - 3. Admission is free.

Debbie has one of her photo based pieces in the exhibition as well as one of her pieces from the Orchids; Sensuality Stitched collection created for Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.

The photo to the left is of Orchid Rhythms: Stems and Leaves by Nancy. There are several other pieces of Nancy's work in the exhibition as well.

Hope you can join us for the reception!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Studio Spirit now has a name!

Linda has decided to honor my initials and call her new studio spirit "Penelope Jane".

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It’s time for The Sketchbook Challenge!

Have you heard about The Sketchbook Challenge? It is being hosted by a group of artists — including many fiber artists and mixed media artists whose work I greatly admire. Basically, the idea is to encourage yourself to sketch daily, or as often as possible, and to share your work with an online group. The incentive is great prizes, including wonderful art supplies, from their sponsors. 

Each month, the hosts post a theme that acts as a creative “prompt” to get you going. January’s theme is “Highly Prized.” The Sketchbook Challenge’s blog will include lots of tutorials, ideas, and information about materials to help you out. 

So far, there are several hundred people signed up, including very experienced artists, complete novices, and artists who work in many mediums who wish to stretch their creative muscles or build their drawing skills.

I have sketched my antique alarm clock collection (above) – to represent time, and my eye – to represent my vision. I’ll be documenting my sketches on my blog. I wonder how many of these ideas I will end up using in my fiber art? The last time I tried regularly working in a sketchbook, I found it to be very valuable, so I am excited to try again.