Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Geometric Connections

Catherine Ulitsky
Pelham, MA, USA

At first glance, I thought these were drawings of geometric shapes onto photographs. Then I read the titles. 

The black dots are European Starlings in flight (as a flock).
Catherine has painted connections between the birds to show a faceted geometric shape.

So now look at them again with their titles.
 Hadley Starlings (Flock #8) . 2006 . Acrylic and oil on photograph . 22 1/8" x 18 1/2" 1/2"
 Hadley Starlings (Flock #9) . 2006 . Acrylic and gouache on photograph . 22 3/4" x 19"

Hadley Starlings (Flock #10) . 2006 . Acrylic and gouache on photograph . 22 1/8" x 18

Catherine photographs and draws near where she lives in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusestts and in the Hudson River Valley of NY.

See more of her work here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Exceptional Experience

Nancy Crow Timber Frame Barn Workshops
Baltimore, Ohio USA
If you blink you might miss the Crow farm entrance,

And its refreshing landscape leading you 
 towards Nancy's house
and turn the bend to the Crow Timber Barn Workshop 

 Kitchen/eating area
 Yummy Lunch (all meals where prepared and served by Chef non-pareil, Margaret Boys-Wolf)
(Nancy's Class) 
 Our classroom downstairs
Our classroom downstairs
I spent last week in Southern Ohio at the Crow Timber Frame Barn to attend a workshop given by Terry Jarrard-Dimond. I've written about her here
It was an exceptional class filled with well-planned lessons leading us to push our minds forward into thinking about our work and ideas called: What If? Building Pathways to Creative Work
Please click on this link to her blog here to see pic's and read about what we did. 

It was intense. 
It was mind-expanding. 
And I would do it all over again.
You can do it too!
She's teaching at Quilting By the Lake in Syracuse, NY for 5 days
July 18 - 22, 2011

Here's her class description

Terry's coaching and processes for exploration will be the best gift you can give yourself.