Sunday, October 09, 2016

New Work!

(At Rest, the second "step out" from the recently taped episode for the PBS Quilting Arts television show.  12 1/2" x 10 1/4".  Crayon grave rubbing on unbleached muslin combined with vintage material, lace, and buttons.  Free-motion machine embroidery and hand stitching.  Click on any image in this blog post to enlarge.)

The last few days have been an adventure.  Hurricane Matthew threatened the eastern shoreline; our governor declared a state of emergency and ordered evacuations; Steve and I rented a 16' panel truck and drove south to an important client's Kiawah Island home in order to take his equally significant art collection out of harm's way.  The truck is still in our parking lot.  Meanwhile, my parents were en route from Pennsylvania to their Hilton Head Island timeshare. Stranded, they've been with us since Thursday.  With luck, both islands will allow people to return ... starting at noon tomorrow. 

(Above:  At Rest, reverse.  more vintage household linens.)

Despite the interruptions, I've remained productive.  In fact, many of the recent events served to remind me how important every day really is ... and how inspirational nature, family, and friends are to a professional studio practice.  Every evening, I've hand stitched.  As a result, the second "step out" for the recently filmed PBS Quilting Arts television show got finished.

 
(Above:  Peacock Feather XVI.  Inventory # 3847. Unframed:  26 1/2" x 7 1/2"; framed: 31" x 11".  Polyester stretch velvets, blue metallic foils, a chiffon scarf overlay, metallic purple yarn, and a real peacock feather combined with self-guided, free-motion machine embroidery, hand stitching, and melting techniques.)

For the filming, I also showed the previously cut pieces of polyester velvet, the black industrial felt substrata, and the peacock feather ... as the first "step out" in the demonstration for making these works.  It only seemed right to actually MAKE the piece.  So I did!  It will join others at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in November.

(Above:  In Box CCLXIX.  Inventory # 3843.  Unframed: 14" x 10"; Framed: 19 1/4" x 15 1/4".  $235 plus tax and shipping.)

Also in November I'm having a solo show at City Art.  These small "In Box" series pieces are ear-marked for the two shows.  Scroll down to see the others.

(Above: In Box CCLXX. Inventory # 3844.  Unframed: 14" x 10"; Framed: 19 1/4" x 15 1/4".  $235 plus tax and shipping.)

(Above: In Box CCLXXI. Inventory # 3845.  Unframed: 14" x 10"; Framed: 19 1/4" x 15 1/4".  $235 plus tax and shipping.)

(Above: In Box CCLXII. Inventory # 3846.  Unframed: 14" x 10"; Framed: 19 1/4" x 15 1/4".  $235 plus tax and shipping.)

3 comments:

Yael said...

You are so creative and incredibly busy and diligent, it is amazing! :-)

Judy Martin said...

I too agree that you have a work committment that is admirable.
It was great to hear your live talk in Espanola last night. So nice to meet both you and your husband Steve, and handle your beautiful buttoned up small pieces.
Very best wishes xo

The pieces in this post are beautiful Susan. x

groovydoovyartstudio.com said...

Susan, your stuff is gorgeous! Is there a way to subscribe to your blog via e-mail? I know it's old-school, but it's the only way I'll actually regularly see stuff