getting caught up…

painted-linens-100811The past month has been a whirlwind!

I finished, sold and installed the two Vineyard pieces with a new collector.  And I designed two other small pieces including Keeping Up Appearances #6 which is a donation to the annual Arts Guild of Sonoma REPO fundraiser. The requirement is all artwork must be made of 75% recycled materials. Since I use vintage linens in much of my work that was not as much of a challenge as it could have been. The background fabric is a vintage handwoven cotton metallic tablecloth upon which I screen-printed text. The piece is 14″ x 14″.

I received word that Morning Smoothie sold through the Tasty! fundraiser at the San Jose Museum of Textiles and Quilts. And Currents #21, 22, 23 have found a new home in Sonoma.

I am about to start another small piece for exhibition while simultaneously reviewing my retrospective lecture for a gig mid-March.  And then (drumroll) I will begin a new exciting and challenging collaborative project. More to come on that…

Meanwhile back at la casa…After procrastinating for well over a year I made a promise to self the end of 2013 to get on with the kitchen remodel. So I have spent most of this month shopping in person and online for appliances, countertops, backsplash materials, paint, etc etc etc.  The decisions have been made, the contractor and subs are all lined up and I am feeling excited.  Before now all I could focus on was the inconvenience yet now I am ready not only for the upgrade but for the clearing of the brain space that this renovation has occupied for far too long.


2 Responses to “getting caught up…”

  1. debby says:

    Hi Carol! I’m always interested in your artwork, but I’m REALLY interested in your kitchen remodel! I’ve been doing some renovation work on my house since the week before Christmas (well, the contractor has been working…) and then I had the idea to add on a kitchen–still thinking that one over. I hope you’ll post more about your decisions and the process. I know what you mean about it taking up brain space. I’m hoping to get back to creating really soon.

  2. tallgirl says:

    yes, Debby…it begins to take on a life of it’s own. we have already added some extra things on our to-do list!

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