Kerrie's work is kind of like the Grand Canyon. You can hear about it and see photos of it but to really "get" it you have to experience it for yourself. It is very labor intensive and time consuming. Materials are gathered from many different sources, then they are deconstructed and altered and sewn together by hand. Sound simple? I assure you it is not. There is the mind bending process of color combining and detail figuring, what to add and what to leave out, each part is as big as the whole. In this case every part is as important as the next and no more or less than the final outcome.
To see her show in it's entirety go to her opening the October 11, 2012
6:00 to 9:00 PM
Located at 7150 44th Ave SW. Seattle, WA. 98116
on the basement floor of "The Building" where many artists studios will also be open for the same event.
These photographs of Kerrie's work were taken by a friend of Kerrie's.
I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Ellie Fernald's work up close and my mind is still boggled. Ellie creates her work with thread that she lays down into wax. Her color selections and subject matter are delightful, rich and inviting. There is a common thread throughout all of her life's work, from ceramics to painting to bead work to the thread paintings. It's all so detailed and painstakingly intricate.
Please look at Ellie's website because that's the only place you will see her work. Ellie doesn't show her work in galleries or have exhibits in museums, much to my dismay. When and if she does I'll be sure to let you know.
Recently Some Pink Flowers and Rodrigvitz Style were here. They both found interesting things to photograph every where we went. As I watched them collecting their snapshots I was delighted. Seeing them being so enthusiastic about the moment was inspiring. Well, I'm not generally that kind of picture taker myself but gave it a whirl when I came home to hundreds of bees in the patio garden. Those little suckers move quickly and out of 10 tries this was the best one. I have so much respect for the talents of my blogland buddies.
Look what arrived in the mail! Another wonderful tin from Constance. This time there was a surprise inside - a royal throne made from a tin can. I have another one and wonder if this could be the begining of a new collection. Thank you dear Constance.
Kelly Lyles is one of the sweetest people I've ever known. She is the ultimate connector, introducing people to one another and broadcasting all the pertinent information on the Seattle Art Scene. I'm pretty sure she knows more than half of Seattle. Thanks to her email list of events, calls and educational information I've had work in multiple shows over the years (and 2 more coming up) and my work was shown on TV. Kelly is a gem and to know her is to love her. Thank you for all you do for me and your followers.