What if there are no threads? The third year tapestry unfolds.

At a loss for blogging words and direction, I confided the void to my artist friend, Hannah Hunter. She responded with the query, “What if there is no thread?” I wrote down those words and began to realize the thread had been misplaced.

Posting a photo of my artwork has been the common thread through the two years of the niftyartgirl blog. There have been many unrelated threads in my life lately: a large graphic design job, travel to Texas, keeping the house in order for showings, but the fine silk of art had slipped away for a bit. I am knotting and reweaving those shimmering threads.

Among those threads is a large painting in the studio, a stack of small paintings ready to move to the co-op and a piece to “weave” with a friend. What better tying together of visions than that with a fellow artist.

I am honored to say M.K. Shaw invited me to work with her on a collaborative piece for an exhibit in Connecticut. It will be part of the Dynamic Duo show at the Celebrations Gallery in Pomfret Center.

We spent Monday afternoon in a wondrous free flow of ideas. It began with our writing every idea that occurred to us independently. There were two pages filled with a swirling colorful combination of words.

A trip to M.K.’s laboratory of all things hunted and treasured was next on the agenda. Several boxes later a fabulous framework to house our creation was unearthed.

Once again a flow of ideas on paper to develop a more concrete plan. We revisited favorite artists on the web. A search through M.K.’s grad school sketchbook brought us to another discovery. This photo represents the first step in that direction.

Last year M.K. and I created portraits of each other. What will the warp and woof of this year bring. Please return for the third year of the niftyartgirl blog.

3 thoughts on “What if there are no threads? The third year tapestry unfolds.

  1. I could feel your energy in your description of this project and the clarity you have discovered.I loved what you wrote about "the fine silk of art had slipped away for a bit. I am knotting and reweaving those shimmering threads." Very exciting!I can't wait to see and read more!

  2. What a joy to collaborate with a kindred spirit! And I do love the way we artists use glowing terms, like all things hunted and treasured, to describe what others would call piles of junk. Oh, yes, we are going to birth some beautiful art out of this divine junket!

  3. Beth, you describe a magical process in this post; a rediscovery of your work and of the passion that drives it. I love your description of MK's studio where "all things hunted and treasured" are stored. I look forward to seeing what comes out of your collaboration.

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