Friday, September 30, 2016
Two sets of Seasonal Leaves
It seems like a life time ago but it was only a single week! Last Friday Steve and I flew to California to visit Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks ... plus ... we spent a fabulous afternoon with my first cousin, Monika Lenz and her beloved Karl, an engineer whose hobby is collecting vintage tractors. I'll blog about the trip later. Suffice it to say, words cannot do the serene beauty of nature enough justice ... and the gears, bolts, and patina of rust on the tractors made my artist's heart sing!
(Above: Three seasons in two different sizes ... framed and leaning against my Wall of Keys here at Mouse House.)
Before leaving, I had six of eight new pieces completed and framed but not blogged. Above is a photo showing that work. What are they? Well, they are "Seasonal Leaves" ... one piece for each season ... in two different sizes. I'd made an even larger set and blogged it HERE. I liked the limited pallet and the leaf motif so well that I decided to make these in a "medium size" and a "small size".
(Above: Seasonal Leaves: Spring, medium sized. Inventory # 3841. Unframed: 20 x 15; Framed: 29" x 23". $495 plus tax and shipping.)
Although I've only been home for a little over a day, I finished the two missing pieces ... SPRING. Now, Steve and I are off to the University of South Carolina-Beaufort's Sea Islands Center Gallery where I'll present a public lecture called "Beyond a Series" and attend the closing reception for my solo show Anonymous Ancestors. I hope to get all this blogged next week ... but blogging is taking a back seat to "making art". Why? Well, I just received the jurying results from the American Craft Council. My work was accepted for both the Baltimore and Atlanta Fine Art Craft Shows. I've got lots and lots of new work to make! Below are the rest of the images of these newest pieces!
I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Fridays", a site for sharing fiber art.
Posted by Susan Lenz at 11:21 AM