I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. Things at work are of course always busy. The co-op is changing, one of our members has moved to Florida, right near the beach! She's still part of us, but not physically present. We have some new consignment artists, and the ceramic artist and the glass artist are now sharing a space in the studio area on the first floor. It's really exciting.
Artwise, I am in the middle of sorting all, and I do mean all, of my "stuff". I will be moving some into an external storage room to share space with our household things (we don't have a basement in our townhouse). I'm donating supplies and books to several Goodwill's and Salvation Army's stores in the area. I'm not keeping things for the kinds of art I know I won't be doing. And all of my books will be in one place, sorted by topic. It's a mess right now in the middle of it, but it will be worth it when everything is done.
I'm also getting ready for my solo show at Strolling Village Artisans in two weeks. I'm done with the art quilts, and the fiber/fabric books but still working on several altered books. I need to write all the narrative that will be posted alongside the artwork. The show is titled "words + images - telling stories in mixed media art quilts and altered books" and it will have some of my earlier art quilts based on my poetry and fabric and altered books that I've done more recently. I'm excited but still have several books to finish. I also plan on having an interactive area where people can do collage in a large blank book I'll provide.
The two detail shots are from one of the fabric books.