A special event on Friday, September 7th at Arcadia in Ballard, where the primary focus of the evening will be education, networking and information about Witchcraft and related paths. There will be lectures/how-to sessions presented by local experts, resource tables, raw materials/essentials, and much more. I will be there under my Weaving Oneness banner as a vendor with an assortment of bags, altar cloths and more.
I have two more shows and a speaking engagement coming up this fall. Looking forward to seeing people and sharing my new work. More to come about that soon, meanwhile:
This weekend (Nov. 22-23rd) is Oddmall in Everett, WA.
Two weeks later is the 4th annual Hanukkah Art and Gift Sale at Kadima on Dec. 7th.
The following week, on Dec. 13th, I will be the speaker at the Contemporary Quilt Arts Association’s December meeting. My program is “Threads of Spirit, Cloth of Meaning”. They always welcome guests, and there is no admission fee for meetings.
Scroll down for information about all of these events.
Holiday Inn – Downtown Everett
3105 Pine Street
Everett, Washington 98201
Sharing a booth with Kevin Cain, should be a fun and interesting time!
Speaker at the Contemporary Quilt Art Association December Meeting
Program: “Threads of Spirit, Cloth of Meaning”
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bertona Hall on the Seattle Pacific University campus
107 West Bertona St., Seattle WA
For a map and directions visit http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/ComeJoinUs.htm
I was very pleased to be invited to participate in this show, the second creative challenge sponsored by Seattle Handmade. “Tiny Tales and Small Stories” is at Stunningly Strange Gallery, 407 Main Street, Edmonds, WA. You can go see this great little show for about one more week, until Sept. 17, 2014.
The challenge was to create a piece of artwork that was no more than 6” in any direction and it had to be accompanied by an original story of 200 words or less. My first couple of ideas weren’t going anywhere, I couldn’t find the materials I wanted, they wanted to be bigger than 6”, no story to go with them, hmm… now what? I had been ruminating on my swirly thinking, and the beginning of this story came to me. Ah… here was an idea, and a visual in my head to go with it! So here it is:
Mind the Spirals
Her mind swirled leaping from one thing to the next. Landing in one spot and staying only a short while before the next place called her on. At times she felt like a squirrel randomly leaping from branch to branch, her thoughts leaving a trail of mental bread crumbs.
Materials: Painted plywood base, acrylic paint, copper wire, jigsaw puzzle pieces, thread, scale model figures at 1:100 scale. Notes: The scale figures were white, I liked the paint job I was able to do and they are between 5/8″ and 3/4″ tall. The base is 6″ x 6″, and overall it’s about 5″ tall.
The Greater Seattle area is blessed this weekend, November 30 – December 2, 2012 with an amazing array of studio tours and art/craft shows and other venues. I’m posting a list of the events that I know about, and many of my artist friends will be participating in them. So, go to the shows, have fun, buy art, and support your local economy and some good causes. We all thank you, and have a wonderful holiday season, from close to 250 hard working artists.
First up are the two shows I will be doing. The first is on Sunday December 2 only:The second show I will be doing is later next week.
Thursday, December 6th (5 pm – 8 pm)
Holiday Spa Party / Art Showing / Craft Fair
Essence Salon, 1415 NE 80th Street, Seattle
A great way to pamper yourself and keep looking your best while getting ready for the holiday season Join local artist Tessa Roche, as well as local craft artists for our annual holiday gift craft fair. Spa services available. For more information and for a list of services, visit http://www.essenceseattle.com/newsletter/newsletter.pdf . To reserve a spa appointment for that evening, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.523.1187
And here’s the list of some of the other shows around town.
Seattle Sampling Artists’ Studio Tour Celebrating 25th Year
Fri. 11/30 (4pm – 9pm) Sat. & Sun. (10am – 5pm)
Seattle Sampling, Seattle’s most established and largest holiday arts and crafts tour is celebrating its 25th year. Twenty-eight of Seattle’s award–winning and professional craftspeople will be showing at 9 locations throughout the greater Seattle area. This free, self–guided tour offers holiday shoppers a relaxed and intimate opportunity to meet the artists in their own environments, where they work and live. A map and a complete listing of all the artists and their locations are available for download at www.seattlesampling.com
NEAT – North End Arts Tour – Fri. 11/30 (4pm – 9pm) Sat. & Sun. (10am – 5pm)
“Free, self-guided art tour of 6 home studios / galleries in North Seattle.
I know eight of the 29 artists who will be selling their fabulous work.
Get a map and complete info at: http://www.neatseattle.com/
Solulumination Art sale – Dec. 1st (10am – 7pm) & Dec. 2 (12pm – 5pm)
Over 30 local artists will be selling their handmade creations. 100% of proceeds from handmade wreaths, raffle baskets and other special items will benefit Soulumination and at least 25% of every purchase at the sale benefits Soulumination’s mission.
Solumination celebrates the lives of children and parents facing life-threatening conditions by providing professional photgraphs of these special individuals and their families, free of charge.
And the Big show for the weekend:
Urban Craft Uprising – Dec. 1 & 2nd (11am – 5pm)
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Urban Craft Uprising is Seattle’s largest indie craft show! At UCU, now in its eighth year, fans can choose from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, including clothing of all types, jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, buttons, accessories, aprons, children’s goods, toys, housewares, paper goods, candles, kits, art, food, and much, much more.
And a couple of events on the Eastside:
VALA Art Shop at Redmond Town Center
Locally crafted artworks from over a dozen artists will be available to purchase through the holiday season. From pottery to painting, fiber works to jewelry, there is something for everyone at the VALA Art Shop. The Art Shop is located at Redmond Town Center on 164th St. across from Z Gallerie and next to the 164th St Starbucks. The shop will be open Friday – Sunday November 23 – December 23 from 11am-5pm during the holiday season. Stop by, buy some art and help support local artists.
Happy Valley Arts & Crafts Fair – December 1 (10am -5pm)
My friend Beth Newfeld will be here on Saturday with her fabulous felt.
Over 20 local artists at 19720 NE 50th Street, Redmond, WA.
And a lovely ferry ride from Seattle:
Bainbridge Island Studio Tour 11/30 – 12/2 (10am – 6pm daily)
The 29th annual Winter Studio Tour is scheduled for November 30 through December 2, 2012. We’re so excited to bring you this holiday tradition, and know you’ll enjoy meeting the artists and visiting our local artists’ studios and community halls! More than 70 artists will be on hand in ten studios. Mark your calendar now, and don’t miss it!
My story begins with a piece that was finished in 1989, nearly 25 years ago. I was truly honored Saturday evening November 3, when I found out it had been awarded ‘Best of Show’ for the Proud Past portion of the Seattle Weavers’ Guild 75th Anniversary art show. The show, sponsored by SWG is called “Putting the Art in Fiber Art, Proud Past, Dynamic Future, is at the Art/Not Terminal Gallery in Seattle, WA through November 27th, 2012.
This piece was inspired by a quote from the book The Turning Point by Fritjof Capra, 1982, “The image of the Goddess…with the one manifest in the many and the many dwelling within the one”. If memory serves, this was my first introduction to the concept of a feminine Divine energy, and the Gaia hypothesis — the earth as a single living organism. Using modern physics as a basis, the book examines the many ways that everything is connected. My intent was to create a visual image or representation that showed the spark of divine light within each of us as separate entities and yet together they create a greater whole.
There is a lot of personal significance for me that this particular piece was chosen for the award. “Gaia, the One and the Many” was the last piece of conceptual art I completed for almost 20 years, but was never shown publicly. In many ways it was a foundational work for me. This piece was more complex than my earlier work in concept as well as utilizing more elements and techniques. It was the first exploration of my personal philosophy that everything is connected in some way. And it shows the beginning of my now deep connection with the Divine Feminine. The timing is significant as well. I love the “coincidence” that an artwork about the “Goddess” was awarded best of show now that I am truly launching my ceremonial cloths business, dedicated to imbuing cloth with sacred intent.
The next post in this series will fast forward about 20 years (with a brief stop 9 years ago) when my need to create art finally re-asserts itself.