Its the shortest month of the year but around here it often feels like the longest month. Cold, snow, colder, more snow. This year the weather was terrible, like most of the eastern half of the US but my month flew by.
Circumstances limited my studio time but I concentrated on two pieces with imminent deadlines
Golden Marsh is my entry for a Michigan Regional SAQA exhibit “Michigan Memories”. Work needed to be created specifically for the show and while I was tempted to just create something white-on-white to memorialize this memorable winter I decided that spring is a happier memory so I returned to my marsh marigold series. Working with the bright colors was a good antidote to the white & gray outside my window.
Jazz Flow was a more challenging project. Its for “Got Jazz?” an upcoming traveling exhibition of the Fiber Artists Coalition. I wanted to create something that represents what I hear in the music without using any literal imagery. I started this last year and various parts lived on my design wall for a while before I figured out how I wanted to make them come together.
I set Feb. 28 as my deadline (to give myself time to be done a bit ahead of the actual deadlines) and photographed them over the weekend.
My goal for March is to finish the samples for a workshop I’m teaching in April. And to get back into blogging once a week or so.