I’ve been working with my paintings in PS to create original patterns to be printed on fabric. I am really excited about the outcome and am continuing to make more designs. Hopefully in the future I will see these designs on products! Can’t wait to see where they go.
I took a visit to Degallery in College Station to visit and talk with the owner, Dary. The current exhibition was Charles Wallis, a local artist. It was a great show! Thanks to DeGallery for providing a great art and event venue for the arts.
BUT. We had an art show in the attic, and it was cool. We opened up the Horlock House for Halloween night and let families come see the gallery and what the Horlock House and family were about. We had spooky decorations and music to set the mood, and hung art in the attic, complete with a photo of the Horlock Grave. Despite the rain, the event was a success. We were happy to bring something new to the community (and correct any rumors about the house being haunted!)
I was grateful to have the opportunity to teach arts and crafts at the public library in Navasota. We made fall leaf collages – with tons of glitter! All of the projects turned out great. Looking forward to our next craft!
NAVASOTA, Texas – Every October, in Oakland Cemetery, Navasota Theatre Alliance presents their production of Lanterns and Legends. Actors portray characters from the community’s past for visitors. For more information about tickets and show times, visit navasotatheatre.org
I had the opportunity to travel with a friend, and previous Navasota AIR, Lisa Urban. She invited me to Wimberly, TX for the Hill Country Yarn Crawl – a two week event where yarn lovers can hop around yarn shops across the Hill Country of Texas. Wimberly is a quaint little town with tons of small boutiques, art galleries, and shops, selling everything from dips and butters, to antiques and jewelry. It was a fun weekend – and I got to see a new part of Texas!
This past week I did a paper weaving project with my students at KOR, and it went really well! I wanted to see how they design and create their own weavings and how creative they could get with it. I taught this project to K-6 students, simplifying the weaving to only 2 columns for kindergarten.
After they finished their weavings, they had the idea to put them together to make a giant tapestry. The result was pretty cool! Love all the crazy colors!!
We took a visit to the Round Top Antique Fair in Round Top, TX! There were hundreds of vendors selling tons of things. It’s so cool to see so many different things from different time periods all in one place. Even though I couldn’t buy everything, I took pictures of a few things I wanted to remember for inspiration.
From left to right, top to bottom:
Vintage spinning top- love the patterns and colors!
1970s’ wicker handbag- great colors! Used them in a painting (below)
Old wooden knobs (maybe from furniture)- great shapes, will paint patterns on them, maybe attach to other objects
Cool mirror with wooden beads
Stacked boxes with clashing patterns
Weird triangles on building blocks
Learn to see the things in new ways!! Be inspired by everything
….making new work! Since I began my new body of work here in Navasota, I have been super productive! I am figuring things out, learning new things, and experimenting. When I first arrived in Navasota, I was really inspired by the antiquity and the history of the buildings and the town, so I started picking up antique wooden objects and reclaimed wood from local antique and thrift stores downtown and painting patterns inspired by the old architecture in Navasota, plants, textiles, etc. I’ve also been trying to incorporate more materials into my work including fiber, tassels, thread, and thread spools. Here are a few things I’ve completed so far: