Up for Air

Up for Air

Up for Air and into the deep. Going into the studio, or actually, my garage or driveway with cans of spray paint, assorted nets and a large drop cloth is the first step of my work. The shifting patterns created by the nets as stencils on the blank canvas are the primary layer of the […]

D. Marque Hall is Obsessed

D. Marque Hall is Obsessed

Davon “D.” Marque Hall is many things- an artist, a semi pro boxer, a teacher, a community organizer, a felon, and, my friend. He is also having his first solo exhibition titled “Pedagogy of the Obsessed” at the North Wilmington Branch Library, Opening Friday, April 1 at 6:00 pm. I met D. through my role as Artist in […]

Time Flies in My Drawers

Time passing seems to be a thread that has run through my work. Marking time, cherishing moments. Time Flies is from a series I did when my sons were infants and toddlers. Clothing they quickly outgrew, became a vehicle to share stories of childhood, memory, and motherhood. Time Flies is one of my favorite pieces from the […]

Sense of Place, Sense of Peace

Sense of Place, Sense of Peace

Duty calls. After living on the North Shore of Oahu for many years, I know that I never need a reason to return to my beloved Hawaii.  However a request and an invite are the impetus for making this current trip. The Request: To be part of the exhibition committee for the Art of Peace, an exhibition and silent auction to […]

The Faces of 798 ICAF

The Faces of 798 ICAF

The kids were so darn cute at 798 ICAF that they get a post of their own! Each child touched us in some way. My cousin, Ellen McVicker and I came back from Beijing with a song in our hearts that needs no translation.

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

Some of my favorite memories from 798 ICAF in Beijing were the times we spent with our ICAF hosts, Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana and the 9 other invited artists. We had many opportunities to hang together at lunch, coffee breaks, took each other’s workshop when possible, and shared fun night time excursions with Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana, […]

Butterfly Kisses Workshop at 798 ICAF in Beijing

Butterfly Kisses Workshop at 798 ICAF in Beijing

The opportunity to be a part of 798 ICAF the international children’s art festival in Beijing came up quickly. In July, I was contacted by someone involved in the festival who found me through Instagram. Two months later, my cousin Ellen McVicker and I were on planes heading to China to share our book Butterfly Kisses […]

Butterfly Kisses in Beijing- Part 1

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Butterfly Kisses in Beijing- Part 1

Back from Beijing, China. My cousin Ellen McVicker and I were invited by 798 ICAF to share our Butterfly Kisses Book with art and storytelling workshops at their international children’s art festival October 1-7, 2015. The festival coincided with China National Week and Design Week in Beijing. Schools and factories were closed with many people off from work. 798 Art District was hustling and bustling with […]

10 Tips for a Successful Open Studio/House Party

10 Tips for a Successful Open Studio/House Party

This month is my 3rd Annual Open Studio House Party on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 5 -9 pm. As the date approaches and I review my notes from last year I thought I’d share with you 10 tips for creating a successful Open Studio (and/or) House Party. 1. Plan. Figure out the what, when, and […]

Welding with Stan

Welding with Stan

  As our week at the Marshall Bridge Welding Workshop with Stan Smokler moves to its final day tomorrow, our t-shirts with Think Sculpture printed on the back, rings true. There are sculptures in various stages all over the rustic Kennett Square outdoor studio, along with a sense of community and camaraderie among the 11 […]