Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sizzling in Vermont

These long, hot summer days haven't lent themselves to posting. I'm in the studio not quite as much as I'd like to be, but some pieces are in process. I've been working on an old 3 by 3 foot canvas, covering it with tea tags. It is a time-consuming task requiring patience and a huge number of tags. It's difficult to knowat this point if it will be successful in the end. Here's an image from last has progressed since then:

At the local church fair last weekend I found some interesting odds and ends that may become part of the series. I've played around with filling a shallow round basket with still full tea bags. I don't think I like all the strings hanging down as shown in the photo, so have tried it without the strings. The jury is still out.

I've also been working on the exhibition UNBOUND that is opening next Friday. It's going to be a fantastic exhibition of book art from all over New England that Pentangle and Artis Tree Gallery are sponsoring. I can't wait to see the pieces displayed as a whole.

I'm also pleased that my tea bag swimsuit made it into the AVA Summer Show and won an Honorable Mention. On these steamy days I imagine gallery visitors will be amused to see it there.