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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

                                          Video Number 2                                         
                                          Looks like I'm all alone on this blog, but I'm having fun.
                                          "TRANSPARENT PAINTING OVER GOLD LEAF"

Friday, January 20, 2017

                                          MY VERY FIRST VIDEO IS NOW PUBLISHED
                                          ON ART-A-DAY!!!   Kathryn Kaye

Correction for Kathryn Kaye

Hi - The last four paintings I posted the size was 8" x 8" rather than 12" x 12".

January 20

I have 4 more paintings to post, and one short video, my first, but I don't know how to post it.

                                          Collision               Acrylic/gold leaf   
                                           Power                    Acrylic/gold leaf        12"x12"   
                                          Charge of Energy    Acrylic/gold leaf      12"x 12"
                                          Power                   Acrylic/gold leaf          12"x12"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Clearly I've been a total slacker here!

Plenty of valid excuses but nothing truly preventing me if I were committed. Like I said..., *slacker*.

I don't consider myself much of a drawer but I can do passable when I try.  At least enough for my basic needs.  Some of my favorite jewelry pieces are from random sketchbook doodles.  
So, that's my plan when I get off the computer.  I will draw.  

I posted the brooches here earlier with the Dominos Jewelry - now including the initiating doodle.  I plan to make the single heart on a stick one as well.  Maybe call it The Red Balloon?   :)
Image result for the red balloon movie
I'll find the original doodle for the one below tomorrow when I brave my studio..."Baby it's cold outside!"  I doodled it years before but built it during the time of the New Orleans flood so it's titled Flood Waters.  I'm eager to find the original doodle because I think I stayed pretty true to the sketch.  Tomorrow - I will post something totally new - I promise!

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13

Here we are with the next four paintings.  Ten completed!

                                          Rotating Motion      8" x 8"

                                          Shockwave      8" x 8"

                                          Color of Light      8" x 8"

                                          Passing Through      8" x 8"


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

European Tapestry and laser pointer?

Silk, wool, bobbins, winter white with weather personakin Woodie, "Steady weaving and snow accumulation is the forecast for the month of January plus a pillowy pile of cherry blossoms in the foreseeable future!"
Slow Art and loving it! Patti Kirch

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday, January 7

Hi Everyone!  I got off to a late start, but have six paintings finished, and a seventh on the way.  We'll see how it goes.  I am going to post six of the seven paintings.

                                          Cool Winds     10" x 10"

                                          Low Tide,     8" x 8"

                                          Season's Return,     12" x 12"

                                          Secluded Space,      8" x 8"

                                          Summer Breeze,      10" x 10"

                                          Wetlands,      8" x 8"

See you next week.  Kathryn Kaye

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Domino Jewelry

My new fascination  - turning vintage dominoes into jewelry.  These are my first study pieces.  I try to make the backs interesting too, so it's like a wee secret for the wearer.  

These are part of January Allied Arts show.   I am honored to have been selected for the Szulinski Award at Allied Arts and doubly delighted to be sharing the space with the Desert Fiber Arts show. 

Weavings at Allied Arts

The Desert Fiber Arts show at Allied Arts, Richland, is one of my favorite shows.  So much lusciousness. I love seeing Agent Carter again, Patti, and Schweitzer is absolutely breathtaking.  

Monday, January 2, 2017

Tapestry Loom, dressed in Winter White

Tapestry Loom, dressed in winter white!

Partially dressed Tapestry Loom, waiting for it's first half pass of the Cherry Blossoms/Enso design.
Sett at 8 ends per inch and woven with ALV Norwegian wool and USA milled wools.

11"w x 14"h woven
Weaving tapestry is Zen like, a daily ritual that cannot be rushed.

Patti Kirch

Water Color Sketching

 5x7 Water color sketch on Fabriano ex white 140 lb.
 Jan 1st
Sketched from a photo of a stained glass section @ Sainte-Chapelle
5x7 Water color sketch & ink on Fabriano ex white 140 lb.
Jan 2nd
Sketched from a photo taken at The Gorge White House cutting garden 

I have been desperate to pick up my brushes and do something, anything since Thanksgiving.  I believe I have cooked the last meal for the holiday season last night! Phew!  Now that family and friends have retreated for the moment I am back in my studio but with just enough creative energy to play with little bits of color on little bits of paper.  I am glad even this meager display of unction was a result of my resolve encouraged and supported by this page and this yearly activity that may or may not keep me going every day but definitely gets my butt in gear again for the new year.  I have lots of paintings to complete from a summer of plein air attempts.  So most likely that will be my first main focus.  For now though I will get my creative spirit re- lit by playing with water and color. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

What is Black and White and Red all over?

Cherry Blossom and Enso
Water Colour and India Ink
Bamboo Brush and Water

White Elephant Journal for a White Elephant gift exchange
I used bees waxed hemp for the coptic binding and braided closure. The journal on the right is for mammoth and or small ideas, filled with 5 bundles of engineering paper and the journal on the left, a combination of 140# watercolor and hemp papers.
Thank you, for the Art a Day blog opportunity, Patti Kirch.

I did a painting of a chicken today.  This is the Chinese year of the rooster as was the year I was born. I wished every on a Happy Clucking New Year.  Wish I could post the picture.  It is on my facebook.

Happy New Year

I love that the calendar rolls around eventually and gives us another chance to renew all those good intentions. Looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful works and becoming inspired. - Tracy

Mandala painting in ink and watercolor by Tracy Horner

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Welcome to our 9th Annual Art-a- Day event!

I'm super excited to get to the studio everyday this month and make sh*t!
Let's do this thing!!

A snip from my Astrolabe 2015

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Schweitzer Mountain Sunrise, tapestry

Schweitzer Mountain Sunrise
Hand woven Tapestry
16.5" H x 45.5" W
May 2015
Patti Kirch
Outcome goals are difficult to accomplish because they tend to have factors that are not solely in one's control.  Layne Goldsmith, a University of Washington Professor of Art and Design was the juror and selected 36 tapestries, including the above piece, for the Pacific Time Zone tapestry show.
The show will be in Corvallis, Oregon
August 18th - September 20th, 2016
The artists must live in the Pacific Time Zone, including Mexico and British Columbia.
TAPS, ( Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound) is the sponsor organization.
My personal goal was a stretch but I completed weaving Schweitzer Mountain Sunrise by one of my daughter's May 2015 graduation.
This view was so inspiring, 6:20 Christmas morning, apricot to azure, I had to weave it!

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Altered Page: Purge or Splurge

The Altered Page: Purge or Splurge
Recently I had a major "art emergency"! From my outside hose spigot, water leaked into my art studio and adjacent kitchen causing a lot of damage. Antique and vintage books got wet! Since I hoard art supplies and ephemera, this has force me to clean up, organize (dirty word to me) and purge. After its all over and I have a new "wood" floor, it will be worth it.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tea, Books, Henna, Lotus Flowers and Barracuda

Hey guys!!!

I hope this year is going well and folks are continuing to create art even after January's Art-a-day challenge. This is what I have been working on!

If you live in the Tri-Cities you can go check out my henna and lotus flower inspired tea artwork at Barracuda Coffee in Richland. I am really excited about how the large piece turned out... The work will be up Through March and into early Aprily (dates TBD).

Feel free to watch the video below (or if you want to watch it on YouTube and subscribe to see more of my art click here.)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Makerspace in Tri-Cities!

The Confluent Space recently had their big grand opening and Red Show Art Exhibition. There were over 30 artists involved in the event and I think it's safe to say that we all had a fantastic time. It is a beautiful thing when hard work pays off and artists come together to make the world and our city a better place.

This video shares some of the ways that the arts community in the Tri-Cities, Washington was able to have fun and share what they do.