Saturday, August 28, 2010

OMG I love him!

In this piece, I play myself at 15 talking to myself at 15. The conversation is not entirely different from ones I have with myself now. The irony of being 35 is that at heart I'm still 15 and the beginning stages of love feel the same in some ways although also radically different.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Embroidery workshops at Pratt - sign up now for September!

You know you want to embroider with me...

Want to learn how to embroider? Know how to embroider and want to take it to the next level?

Sign up for one of these classes at Pratt Manhattan, 144 West 14th Street, near 7th Avenue:

1. The Embroidered Art Journal

5 weeks, 15 total hours - $ 195

****Section one (PMDA-104-01): Thursdays, September 16th - October 14th, 6:30-9:30 OR

Section two (PMDA-104-02): Fridays, November 5 - December 10, 6:30-9:30

After mastering a glossary of 12-15 stitches, I will work with each student to create a project that fuses book arts and embroidery. Mixed media, inter-disciplinary projects are encouraged. In addition to hands-on demonstrations, I will show images of artwork by contemporary book artists and fiber artists.

For more info: http://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing_education_and_professional/faculty_and_staff/bio/?id=iolenick

To register: http://my.pratt.edu OR 212-647-7199

2. Crafting Stories Through FIber, PMDA-107-01

8 weeks - Sundays, 1-4pm, September 26th - November 14th; $305

Everyone has a story to tell, a favorite anecdote they like repeating, or a message they have always wanted to share with a loved one. This class will give you tools for expressing these sentiments through embroidery, fabric, and fiber arts, and is perfect for beginners, as well as more experienced embroiderers, artists, and craftspeople. The class will begin by making a stitch sampler of 12_15 stitches, exploring conventional and unconventional materials for embroidery, and experimenting with fabric collage and appliqué. The instructor will work with you to develop an idea for a narrative art piece incorporating embroidery and/or fabric collage. The piece should include text and/or images, and will likely be illustrative in nature. Ideas for projects can be: interviewing a family member or friend about a specific event in his/her life and using this as the basis for an illustration or a text-based piece; illustrating a series of emails or letters; developing a narrative from a collection of text messages; writing a piece of poetry or fiction; illustrating song lyrics. 

For more info: http://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing_education_and_professional/faculty_and_staff/bio/?id=iolenick

To register: http://my.pratt.edu OR 212-647-7199

Love Buzz







Ahh, Facebook. A great place to muse about love in a public sphere. An amendment or addition to blogging. Facebook and blogging are venues where the very private and the public collide. In my recent post, above, I was seeking clarity about a new friendship. I am still seeking clarity, and getting closer. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

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"Love me" mandala

The process of stitching on this once round piece of fabric created distortion. Now, it looks a bit like a mis-shapen pancake.

"Love me...."