NAVASOTA, TX – Join us for our open house at the Historic Horlock House! Chat with the artists and view new work, January 27, 2-4 PM.
We were featured in the local newspaper! Read about my residency experience here.
It’s been a while!
I have been busy working out some things in painting- questioning, experimenting, but most importantly, just making. Here are a few things I’ve completed recently:
This is late….
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!
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