Sunday, April 19, 2015

Searching for Roy G Biv 4 - Green

(note to self: next time there are plans to be out of the country on a Roy G Biv day, create the post and schedule it for publishing...just in case the internet connection is non-existent)

That was my original plan - create April's Roy post and schedule publishing on the 16th so it wouldn't need to be done over spring break. The photos were edited according to plan, know how it goes. Best laid plans and all that.

So once again, I've the role of White Rabbit, being most especially late this time!. Enjoy!


colorful houses in Corolla, North Carolina

neon sign in Reading Terminal, Philadelphia

a tartan plaid car 

 on the way to Santa Fe last October

antique store offering in Woodbury, CT

at the same store in Woodbury

hallway at my daughters' school

resort map of Jamaica

Look to the far left where Negril is. That's where we were over spring break. Seems the internet connection at Beaches Negril runs on island time. I managed to connect via my husband's cell phone just long enough to send Julie a note letting her know that my post would up sometime this weekend. Thanks for understanding!

In case you've yet to stroll April's greens, you're in for a treat. Head on over to see the treasures offered by:

Julie at Julie B Booth
Lisa at arzigogolare
Elfi at elf2mani
Susan and Elizabeth at PG Fiber2Art
Mary Ann at Blue Sky Dreaming
Roxanne at Ideas in Cloth
Eric at Cerulean
Margaret at Charlton Stitcher


May 21 - blue
June 18 - indigo
July 16 - violet
August 20 -brown
September 17 -gold

October 15 -grey
November 19 -pink
December 17 - blogger's choice

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Pulse Project

The Pulse Project is taking place at The Empty Spaces Project gallery in Putnam, Connecticut during the entire month of April 2015. Run by Paul Toussaint and Ann Monteiro, this is the space that recently hosted the 5 x 5 Small Works exhibition, also based on The Pulse. 

29 artists that were featured in my books (The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed Media Artist) are exhibiting their work at the show. The exhibited pieces reflect the full range of mixed media and include assemblage, encaustic, collage, acrylic, oil, pastel, photography, digital, fabric, jewelry and more. A number of the works were originally featured in the books although the majority are new. (from The Altered Page)

I am honored to be have been included in Seth's second book,  The Mixed Media Artist, and even more so to be part of The Pulse Project. The exhibition officially opened yesterday and the opening reception is tomorrow night, 6-9 pm at The Empty Spaces Project gallery, 114 Main Street, Putnam, CT. It's sure to be an exciting night. Stay tuned for photos!

Seth, being the kind soul that he is, has created a page on his blog of the works in the exhibition, making it possible for you to peruse the art without leaving home. Click here to be taken there.

Hope to meet you at the opening!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Searching for Roy G Biv - Yellow - update

I feel like the White Rabbit this morning - I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!

How's the old adage go? Better late than never? I'm taking that route. Enjoy my yellows!

building in Bridgeport, CT

goldfinch at our feeder

chocolate shop in Cleveland, OH

kayaks all in a row, Corolla, NC

sign along the train tracks in NY

New Haven, CT store window

part of our rubber duck collection


Cleveland Botanical Garden

Hungering for more yellow? You're in luck. Take a stroll over to these blogs to see what treasures await:

Julie has yellows found around the house
Fiona features a work by Rosalie Gascoigne
Roxanne shares yellows found on her travels
Elfi has brilliance in the sun
Eric found yellow in his art
Linda found yellow in her studio
Sharmon takes us on a tractor ride
Mary Ann found painterly yellows


Lisa of arzigogolare has the most magnificent photos of lemons that I have ever seen.
Susan over at tracemarks decided to join in the search with earthy yellows. 


It's not too late to join in the search. Just let Julie or me know if you've yellows to share and we'll link to your post. Enjoy!


April 16 - green  
May 21 - blue
June 18 - indigo
July 16 - violet
August 20 -brown
September 17 -gold

October 15 -grey
November 19 -pink

December 17 - blogger's choice

Friday, March 13, 2015

Call for Entry - 65th Annual Art of the Northeast

The call for entry has been released for Silvermine Arts Center's 65th annual Art of the Northeast exhibition.

This year's co-curators are Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam. Together they founded and oversee two artist project spaces in the Midwest: The Suburban (est. 1999) in Oak Park, IL and the Poor Farm (est. 2009) in rural northeast Wisconsin. Killam is an Associate Professor of Art  at College of DuPage and Grabner is a Professor in the Painting and Drawing Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Michelle Grabner also co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Art of the Northeast is a competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being made in the Northeast by emerging and established artists. This year the exhibition will be a tightly curated show, comprised of approximately 25 artists, depending on scale. The juror will have at his discretion the ability to select a suite of three to five works by an individual artist. The Best in Show Prize is a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $3,000 stipend for show related expenses. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works. Eligibility: Open to all artists, 17 years of age and older, residing in CT, DE, MA, MD (D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI & VT. Original artwork in any media will be accepted. Giclée reproductions of original works will not be accepted. Eligible artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2013, and fall within the restrictions.*

As a juried artist member of Silvermine Arts Center, one might think that I am a tad partial to this exhibition. And you would be right. That's because the quality of work in this exhibit is always amazing as are the artists who create it. Being as it's nearby, I get to visit and peruse the art...several times usually.

I'll be applying. Will you? Click here to be taken to the prospectus. The deadline for submissions is April 24. Good luck! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Searching for Roy G Biv - reminder

Just a quick reminder that next Thursday, the 19th, is the March installment 
of the search for Roy G Biv.

Yellow is our featured color. Won't you join us?

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Pulse Project - updated

I am thrilled to have 5 of my tea bag pieces included in Seth Apter's exhibition, The Pulse Project.

The Pulse Project will take place during the month of April at the Empty Spaces Project gallery in Putnam, CT. The opening reception will be held on April 3, from 6-9pm. 28 artists, including myself, who are contributors to my books (The Pulse of Mixed Media and The Mixed Media Artist) will be exhibiting. (from Seth's web site)

Now - to wire the pieces, pack them and send them off. I hope to see you at the opening reception!


Seth has just posted a list of the 29 artists participating in The Pulse Project. Hop on over to The Altered Page for a sneak peek of the works that will be on exhibit at The Empty Spaces Project gallery.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Make your mark

The March/April issue of Cloth Paper Scissors arrived a few days ago.

It's thrilling and still a bit surreal to hold the magazine in my hands 
and turn the pages to find my column. 

In Unconventional Tools part 2, I make a confession and share tips on using 
thread, yarn and cardboard to create lines with soul and character.
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