Tuesday, October 23, 2012

West Bay Open Studios Tour

Saturday and Sunday from 11-5, I was in my studio, with a constant flow of visitors.

It was really fun to show people my looms and explain how tapestries are made. My visitors were a really interesting bunch and I had some wonderful conversations.

I spent 2 weeks cleaning the studio, framing and hanging tapestries, putting price tags up, putting away other stuff.

I had about 50 tapestries on display! The smallest is about 2 x 1" and the largest is 34 x 72." Even the piano was put into service with tapestries on top and on the music stand. I love my 2 new mini-easels on the left, I got them at Michaels for $8.99 each.

People were very interested in the Tapestry Diaries, and the current one was a really good tapestry for demonstrating, since it's pretty simple.  This is the month of October.

I created a powerpoint slideshow with images of the 3 new tapestries that are away in exhibits.

Now I have a nice clean studio to work in, now that's inspiring!

It's an honor to be part of this group of artists. Check out our website, it's really impressive. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Open Studio Coming Up

Lots of tidying up and organizing this week, to prepare for this weekend's West Bay Open Studios Tour.  It's a free tour, including 22 artists who will all be opening their studios to the public this Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21, 11-5 both days.

I had such a great time last year, and I'm looking forward to doing it again.  The only sad thing is that we don't get to visit each others studios, because we are each hosting in our own studio. There are so many wonderful artists on the tour.

Check them out on the website, and if you're in the area, print yourself a map and come on out!

There are so many shows to enter this time of year, thus my two newest tapestries will not be in the studio this weekend.

Chaos in Darkness and Light (above left) is at the North Kingstown Free Library as part of the West Bay Open Studios preview exhibit. You can see it there for the month of October.

Tree Study (above), which traveled to Long Beach, California for the Pacific Portals exhibit in July, is back in RI, and can be seen in the RI Open exhibit at the Warwick Museum of Art until November 17.

I have 3 new tapestries on looms in my studio, plus the 2012 Tapestry Diary, so there will be plenty to see this weekend.

Hope to see you there!