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Albuquerque, NM, United States
I have been weaving Contemporay Fine Art Tapestries for over 20 years, raising a family in the lovely Southwest. I want to show process which usually gets a back seat to product and share the trials and tribulations as well as the joy and excitement of the creation of art out of a bunch of strings. How remarkable!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

June is almost over! ( and still no rain!)

   Yes it's the end of June, I almost missed a post, yikes . And we have had no rain in recent memory it seems.The fires are flaming and the wilderness burns,WE NEED RAIN! I went to get my vacuum to clean up the ash and there was ash ON the vacuum, I had to clean the cleaning machine!!!!!
But my pond is flourishing and the lilies look happy. In the garden I have to wash the plants off constantly and I have been eating garden salad all month and corn is growing taller.

  May and June were teaching times
with a class at Village Wools, our local yarn shop, with three lovely ladies who requested a class.
Here they are in progress and finished. One student, April,(Top left)
 had some scheduling problems which were fixed by a class
 here at the studio. Here is her first circle attempt.
  There was much discussion recently about where does an artist look for validation? In Guilds, Master programs, the public , our peers? I have had a lot of problems with the so called BIG groups, such as HGA,( a venue I was closely involved with, on advisory board and initiator of their weaving pillar in their exhibit schedule( which no longer exists) was literally stolen during Convergence. Another group enlisted a weaver to teach at one of my galleries and this weaver had just delivered the "cease and desisted" document to my lawyer about a "blatant " ( Lawyer's words) copyright infringement. This same group copied me on a scathing email about my work after I inquired about getting someone from the group to review my Solo Show for their newsletter.
What do you do? The best thing is just to take what is useful to you and leave the rest.Look for professional behavior, act professionally and leave the rest. The hot wind continues to blow here in NM and I keep remembering pruning. The weak limbs fall, the strong persevere. I am lucky enough to have fantastic galleries who appreciate me and marvelous and loyal clients who collect my work.
   And I love my work, the product and especially the process.
Installing the Art is as much of the process as the creation of the tapestry. Here is my wonderful installer, my husband Devendra installing  the tapestry  " Reds, Blacks & Golds, Fractured Square Series" at the Zimmerman library on the UNM campus in Albuquerque.Below is all done ( took us 3 hours whew ! but it's done Yay!)
It was a very busy month and a half since my last post and June was my birthday month ( My Fibonacci Year as I turned 53 in 2011, ..........0,1,1,2,3,5    , any one else with a Fibonacci birthday? If you are my age you did, let me know in the comments box below)  I tried to give my self mini vacations on several afternoons to swim and lounge by the pool. Designed several pieces in the pool! So  was it work?.
But all that lounging has set me back some from getting ready for my next Solo Exhibit at UNM Hospital's

Jon Abrams Gallery July 22cd- September 9th with a reception on July 28th. Designing the card, getting it made, putting my mailing list together all steps in the process and done! YAY!Her are some "littles" for the show and next post I'll show some bigger ones.

And the pieces all need to be delivered on Monday the 18th!?!  Sooo it's Back to the Loom!

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Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"
I sold this piece on line immediately upon launching my website!