Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vintage Fabrics and Embroidery

My sister-in-law gave me a bunch of her Grandma's fabrics and whatnot awhile back (oh say, 6 or so years ago) and I finally decided to give it all another look. There is some amazing stuff! Pillowcases, handkerchiefs, table linens, etc. There's also some wonderful embroidery on a lot of this stuff. I also found some great blank pieces for an upcoming embroidery project I want to do, I've been itching to work on it for awhile! I have a few more canvases to stretch and since I end up letting that sit a day between gesso layers I figure I'll work on some embroidery.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Around the Studio

What I've been listening to:

Dead Ringer: I fell in love with this band about 5 seconds into the first song. From their page:
"Dead Ringer are a band from Bergen County, NJ that openly admits to missing the '90s. And when they say that, they're referring not to overwrought, flannel-laden grunge, boy bands or even the third wave of ska, but to the days of fast, catchy, melodic skatepunk. Back when labels still routinely released compilations on CD and had mailorder catalogs"

Check out their music for free here!

No Enemy: Chicago pop punk! What else do you need? Check out the new album here for free as well!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lots of updates!


First off, I will be showing some work at Creative Co-Working in Evanston. I had a chance to check out the space the other day and it's great! Excited to be showing along some very talented artists at this co-working space. The grand opening is soon, here is the information:

Saturday, April 2 · 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Creative Coworking
922 Davis Street
Evanston, IL

Art by Mark DeBernardi, Melanie Deal, Darlene Grossman, Liz Albertson, Katie Holland and Christine McClure will be on display!

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Bring a friend!
RSVPs encouraged, but not required.


I am going to be curating and also showing in the May I AM Logan Square exhibit. This is last minute as the show that was scheduled was canceled. I am accepting proposals from artists who would like to show with me for this group exhibit. The artist should live and/or work in Logan Square and the exhibit will be dealing with female issues/identity, etc. Email for details or to submit work.

This will be May 5th, more details and poster when I have them.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

No More Sorry Songs

3 of the 5 paintings I currently have in progress.

"No More Sorry Songs" by Greenland is Melting, check it out here for free on the Paper + Plastick 2011 Winter Sampler

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Currently Reading

This one's actually next to read. I picked it up at G-Mart comics in my neighborhood and it's a blind purchase as I had no recommendations for it but it looks entertaining.

I love zine collections and this one is easily becoming my all time favorite. I got it at Quimby's in Wicker Park but you can find it on Amazon or through Microcosm Publishing

Still working on this Ed Ruscha book. It's a lot of information to process so it's hard for me to find the time to sit down and focus.