New “Charting Loss” Series on Climate Change

I have embarked on a new fiber art series entitled “Charting Loss,” about climate change. My aim is to explore all that is or has been lost already due to the climbing global temperatures and the havoc they are wreaking on fragile ecosystems around the globe. I’ve struggled with the idea of this series for awhile because I don’t want to convey doom and gloom … Continue reading New “Charting Loss” Series on Climate Change

Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)

Lately, I’m in a bit of a rut, artistically speaking. I do not have as much time to work every day. And I am bored with the results when I do sit down to work. I find myself wishing there were more colors in the spectrum, more textures and marks in nature to discover, because it seems my mind has worn out all of them. … Continue reading Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)

Studio Update: Making Peace With Failure

I recently came across the title of a book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I was intrigued by the title, but after reading the intro and first chapter, as well as a few goodreads reviews, I decided it probably wasn’t for me. It seemed a little fanciful and hippy. Also, it relied on romanticism of … Continue reading Studio Update: Making Peace With Failure

Day 66 Update: Birth of a Series (or a Lifelong Journey)

It’s day 66 of my 100-Day-Project. I haven’t missed a day for a few weeks now and I think I’ve fallen into a kind of rhythm. I’ve heard artists talk about the benefits of building a visual language and other painterly habits. These habits make slipping into a studio process easier when you’re stumped for ideas. You just begin making the marks and hopefully by … Continue reading Day 66 Update: Birth of a Series (or a Lifelong Journey)