WIP It Good

Making progress on Frame 11 for the Aubrey Longley-Cook x stitch animation. I'm crazy excited about this project. My deadline for my frame is the end of May, so I have some serious stitching to do.

WIP, Frame 11, as of 5/14/13.

Aubrey's collaborative project is part of his solo show at the Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta this September. He is developing a new website for the animation, which looks amazing in the beta version. As soon as it's available, I'll post about it. For now, let me say it has been SUCH a treat to work with Aubrey. Aside from his huge talent and drive, he is a warm, expansive man with incredible energy and passion for his art and for the artistic community. He is inspiring to me in terms of his discipline, his artwork and the encouragement he gives us.

Even though my family and friends are incredibly supportive of my sometimes unconventional decisions, when I told them that I'd be going to Atlanta three times in three weeks (in the middle of a full blown anemia flare), I think it seemed a bit nuts. But I am so glad I made the decision to participate in this project.

Fused glass plate for my mother.

With my friends Kate and Katherine, I took a fused glass workshop and made these plates. I gave the big one to my mom for Mother's Day and I kept the little one for myself. Now we have a matching set together.

I made myself a matching, smaller fused glass plate.

My doodles and experiments with paint, stitch and vintage fabric are continuing. I see these as sketches. They are a lot of fun to play with after a long day in the corporate salt mines.

Painted a grid in acrylics.

Playing with fill stitch. Here in French knots.

Watercolor paint, dripped ink and back stitch.

Headed to NYC next month to participate in another stitched art collaborative project created by artist Iviva Olenick. More to come on that wild, unique project!