December 28, 2011
I think this year for christmas I am getting inspiration.
*I asked for a flat file, dreamed of a cashmere hoody, and truly need new tires for my bike (the go everywhere, carry everything,one less minivan, crucial-for-life item).
All this month, like my own advent calendar (and better than cheap chocolates that you open a new door to every day) things have been coming my way. Inspiring people and places, in all types of media are streaming in. At the same time the light is shining on my own web of connections within the work that is already started……A strong breath blowing under the fledgling fire and giving it oxygen to burn bright.
At the top of my inspiring list is a Biology professor at the University of Washington, who is trying to revitalize the study of Natural History with the help of new technology and his own web of creative folks from all different disciplines. Check out The Natural Histories Project, and an upcoming article in “Science” journal by J.Tewksbury and collaborators that will have some of my art tucked into the background.
May 2, 2011
“Make your own fun” means you dont need endless tubs of plastic toys
or swing and slide parks
or scheduled, organized, excessively structured play times.
Fun is anywhere you are, with whatever you have,
costs nothing and requires nothing but an open heart.
It is a great co-op preschool in the depths of a funky church basement.
These shirts and totes I designed for a fundraising project at Broadview.
January 28, 2011
thanks to all of you who made it down to the boathouse gallery and gave my work such a warm reception. There was great food (extra thank you’s to Jess), a sprinkling of fun tot chaos, and a lot of great community. Many of the pieces have already gotten thier red dots, but some of my personal favourites are still up for grabs and the whole lot of them will be up till May for anyone who happens by to enjoy. I am excited to start fresh on new work, encouraged by a new space to work in and the buds sprouting out everywhere.
Ps. If anyone is looking to purchase work from the Carving Out The Edges show, please contact me directly (click on hannah above) for the moment as my etsy shop is not quite ready.
January 17, 2011
This friday the 21st I have an art opening for a show of my papercuts at the
Center For Wooden Boats in Seattle (south lake union). Click here for the showposter.
The exhibit will be up until May 14th, so if you cant make it to the opening because your highest heels are in the shop or you have an aversion to wine, and delicious bites put together by the lovely Jess Thomson, there is plenty of time to go down and have a look. Maybe even a sail while you’re at it.
Opening night I will be doing a tiny talk about my life around the water and my newfound love of cut paper art. Probably around 7:30 ish. Hope to see you there.
October 7, 2010
At the beach the other day Science was digging giant holes in the sand to see what the ocean would do.
My small son did his own smaller version of this a little ways away.
The building waves pulled at my heels as I watched the excavations.
They already knew the answer.
Backfill papercut oct/2010
October 5, 2010
As we walk along the beach we pick up things, to touch or hold, keep forever or absently let fall. All of them have changed us.