I am a working artist living in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I had the best time on my trip to Tennessee! Lana Wilson and Margaret Bohles were am amazing team of teachers and I learned so much. The Appalachian Center for Craft was also amazing. The food was to die for and the center was on a little island far away from civilization or so it seemed. We never saw a car except the ones the staff drove. It was quiet and peaceful. Definitely a place to find inspiration.
When I go away, I leave a piece of art behind for someone to find. This time I left three at the Appalachian center. Here they are:
Hopefully someone will find them and give them good homes.
We got the chance to make a few pieces while were there. Here are the best 2 of mine.
This is an alter for our new house. The new place is called Stealing Crow Farm and the house is actually named Stealing. In the top window there is a feather with Bird Girl masks all over the top tier. Then there is a crow(of course). The next window is me and Will's feet together and then the bottom has the stamped letters Stealing Crow. There is a dogwood tree carved in the front because we love them so much and the new yard is full of them. I really like this piece and cut the back so that it can hang on the wall outside our front door as a welcome.
This box below is another nasty head bug box. I has a working drawer and inside the drawer is a little doll. This one was so much fun to make. I had a blast with it.