*A new print: Whirl & Wonder*
Hello, my friends. Here's a glimpse into a few of the handmade things that I've been making in my studio. The winter brought with it a renewed inspiration for sewing and stitches. I found myself turning to a stack of craft books to learn new knots in hand-sewing, new stitches on my trusty Singer, and a new appreciation for stencils, cut-outs, and other forms of printing on paper and fabric.
I made this new print just after the DomestiCity show opened. I was hoping to keep the prints-on-paper to a weekly rate and churn them out like a little printmaking factory. Turns out, I am not a factory. Some weeks I want to work with words and poems and long careful narratives; some weeks I want to work with fabric and thread and stitches; and some weeks I'm drawn to nothing but linoleum blocks and ink and paper. And I've decided, this is all okay! I like the way this print came together and just listed it in my Etsy shop.
*And, I made a baby quilt.*
I finished this baby quilt that I started three years ago. Yes, three years ago! I can't really think of any other project that sat in my studio completely dormant for such a long stretch of time, before being brought out of the suitcase and back to the work table. Finally, it's done and listed in my Etsy shop. And I learned a bunch about my impatience by sewing that binding by hand. Who knew I was so impatient with my stitches? I'm working to grow this part of my art practice: patience. Yes, please.
2 more things:*THANK YOU for those of you who came to the DomestiCity show for either the opening or closing reception. I am SO glad you were there to join us. And THANK YOU to those of you who purchased artwork during your visits, I am so grateful!
**Check out this performance by my friend, Erika Chong Shuch. I was lucky enough to see it in person on Feb 13 at City Hall in San Francisco. I love Erika's work, and this show is worth talking about: Love Everywhere. See you soon... xoxo, k.