Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Carpenter Workshop

This has been a very busy week in the Carpenter Workshop.

I have been creating small ornaments for the holiday season. I used small vintage square slides and rectangle slides. I made small collages and then soldered the slides together, added ribbons and placed them all on an old print box.

I also completed a series called A Thousand Words using old photographs as the center piece. The ornaments and pictures are on sale at the Green Rice Gallery in the Noda area of Charlotte.

Everyone was involved! My mom helped tie ribbons, Warren was busy with the framing and wiring of the pieces and Zach attended an event at the Art League to view more art and offer ideas. I am a very lucky girl!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Charlotte Art League - Autumn Show

I entered my very first juried art show. The Charlotte Art League had a call for artists for the Autumn Show and I entered two scrolls that have the feel of autumn. I was so happy to learn that both of my scrolls were accepted into the show. I entered the Tree of Life and Alice's Autumn. On the night of the show I had dinner with very dear friends and family and then headed to the Art League for the reception and the announcement of the winners.
I was so thrilled to be accepted into the show that I didn't even think about the "contest" aspect. Much to my surprise I came in first place and a big blue ribbon was displayed by my Tree of Life scroll.
The scroll has special meaning to me because if you look closely you will see the initials of my family. At the very top is an old music page titled Life’s Weaving. Sandra Day O'Conner said, “We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone, and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.” I love the idea of my life being a tapestry. I know that my tapestry is filled with the spectacular and brilliant threads of my friends and family.