Dream #43 – The Importance of Home (and the SAQA Oceania Blog Hop)

September 3, 2016
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Dream #43 – 12×12″ – fabric, dye, thread – mounted on stretched canvas Dream This textile painting is part of a series of works I did following a trip to South Africa. I love the shape of these stylized South African houses. I named the series Dream, as the overwhelming feeling that struck me during […]

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Good Enough – The Studio is Ready

August 29, 2016
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Ready for stitching It Fits Last Monday I sorted out where most everything was going to fit in my studio and got it in good enough shape to start making art again. The picture above is take from the door into the studio.  You can see all 4 of my large work tables across the […]

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Question of the Week – Will it Fit?

August 17, 2016
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The Chaos to Tame Studio Set Up We’ve been in our  house a few weeks and now that we can cook and have clothes – its time to focus on finishing the studio. It feels like I’m getting to this task rather slowly but I have to admit I’m also walking on the beach hours […]

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Leaving a Mark

August 3, 2016
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Along the Great Ocean Road, Australia Creating Patterns I was in Australia for 3 weeks in July. I went teach a couple of art workshops and had about 10 days between classes.  So kiwi guy came over for a week and we rented a campervan (tip of the day – bring an extra blanket with […]

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The Moves are Nearing Completion

August 1, 2016
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My New Studio Kapiti Coast I’m back from my 3 weeks teaching in Australia and my container arrived in New Zealand 7 days ago. The studio is now full of boxes in search of a motivated person to sort it all out and set things up. I have much unpacking still to do.  Yet the […]

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The Implication of My New Business Cards

June 21, 2016
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The Cards I ran out of business cards during the New Zealand Art Show a few weekends ago. Because my old business cards said I lived in Denver, I did the clever trick of scratching out that information and hand writing new information on those last few cards.  Always a classy professional move. With the […]

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The New Zealand Art Show (and what I did during my 2 Month Vacation)

June 15, 2016
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The Gap Two months ago I was sharing the artwork from my most recent exhibit, Restructuring, then poof – barely 1/3 of the way into the project I disappeared. For 2 months. I really do want to finish those posts – and I will – because my Structures series is a foundational part of who […]

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Restructuring – The Pairings: Structures #15 informs #178

May 4, 2016
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Structures #178 Lisa Call, 2016 fabric, dye, thread, wool 12 x 12 inches $275 Completion As I’ve shared the pairings of old and new over the last few weeks I’ve been struck by the difference in time lines. The last 30 textile paintings in this series took a total of 6 weeks to make – […]

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Restructuring – The Pairings: Structures #19 informs #177

May 3, 2016
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Structures #177 Lisa Call, 2016 fabric, dye, thread, wool 12 x 12 inches $275 Grand Canyon Inspiration As I share the pairings of older artwork with the newer, I am frequently referring back to the inspiration of the original.  This initial inspiration for the first piece influences the decisions I made in remaking a newer […]

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Restructuring – The Pairings: Structures #22 informs #176

May 2, 2016
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Structures #176 Lisa Call, 2016 fabric, dye, thread, wool 12 x 12 inches $275   Another Grid Changing Perspective | Seeing Forever Lisa Call, 2015 12 x 12 inches each fabric, dye, thread, wool on stretched canvas   While working in a series I often want to explore an idea through multiple very similar smaller […]

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