Friday, November 30, 2012

Atomic Sketch

Yesterday, Jacob and I went to Atomic Sketch at the Green Eye Lounge in Bucktown.  Artists come to make artwork and post it on the walls to sell.  It's a lot of fun!

My little chicken and Jacob's misunderstood fellow.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Golden Yolk

Golden Yolk, 14 x 14 inches, fabric and string

Inspired by the yolks from the Wormfarm Institute's Hens who were free to roam all day and eat all the bugs and greenery they could find.  You won't find a yolk like this in the grocery store no matter how "cage free" they say they are.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yarn Egg

Made with the golden yarn I bought back in Reedsburg, Wisconsin that is the color of the egg yolks from the hens at Wormfarm.

View from the side, it comes out 6 inches from the wall.

Sewing with Eeyore.

Soulful Sewing.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dried Lotus and Egg

I finished the dried lotus and hope to do more.

Work in progress of an egg inspired piece. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wormfarm Speech at The American Academy of Art

Yesterday I gave my speech about my time as an artist-in-residence at the Wormfarm Institute in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.  It was a ton of fun to share my photos and experience with everyone.  I loved seeing my teachers and fellow students.  Thank you to all who came!

I did a lot of chicken talk.

Thanks Mr. Kennedy for the photos and thank you to Lindsay Harmon and The American Academy of Art for inviting me!  And thanks to Mr. Scribner for the organic cabbage from his garden!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Rooster Poster!

Thanks to an awesome fellow American Academy of Art student who made this super rad poster for my speech tomorrow!  Can't wait to find you and thank you!

Speaking at the American Academy of Art about my residency at The Wormfarm Institute

Tomorrow I will be speaking at The American Academy of Art (the college I graduated from in 2011) about my experience as an artist-in-residence at The Wormfarm Institute.  It will start at 1:05pm in the Bill L. Parks Gallery.

332 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

I can't wait to tell everyone about Honey!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dinner and Friends!

The other night our friends Andy and Abby came over for dinner.  I made Naan from scratch, Thai Curry and Coconut Butternut Squash Soup, and Daal.  It was an awesome night with great friends and food.  I love feeding people!

I always love the scraps from after making dinner.  This summer I tried to make paintings out of them but it never worked out because the actual scraps were more interesting than the paintings.  So finally I thought to make sculpture out of them and I love the result.  The sculpture is made up of a dried chili stem, zucchini stem, 2 butternut squash stems, squash seeds, and a garlic skin.  Scraps from dinner the other night!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Falcon and Me

I have been working full time at my job that pays the bills.  Finding time to make art is my new challenge with this new schedule.  So I am making a promise to myself to make something small each day until I feel ready to make something "big" again.  

I purchased a used bike from a friend back in August and have rode it everyday since.  I live in Rogers Park which is 9.6 miles from my work one way.  No matter the weather, I ride my bike and it has given me a new sense of independence and strength.  Sometimes I ride the lakeshore path.  Late at night I turn my head to check out the glowing moon over the crashing waves!

The Falcon!  We go where ever we please.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Work in Progess - Dried Lotus

There is quite a bit more to be done, but here is what I have so far.