Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Southern Graphics Hits Chicago

I'm Back! Remember Me? I've been a crazy busy mess lately but I'm ready to return to blogging and the internet world. Last week I was in Chicago for a printmaking conference. It was so much fun and I got to see so many people. There were friends there from all over the world. My hotel room represented South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and California! SGC is like one big family reunion. I was sad to leave on Saturday but I did feel very motivated to get in the studio. I saw so much amazing art while I was there.
I was incredibly lucky to be part of a couple of shows at Happy Dog Gallery in Wicker Park. Thursday night was the Grudge Match between Dirty Printmakers of America and the Bastards of Print Society. I had a few pieces hanging in that show. Friday night was Ladies Night and I have to say the ladies of printmaking represented. I feel honored to be part of an amazing group of people.
The picture above is the gallery where we had our shows. Every night turned into a dance party. The picture with chairs was taken outside the gallery. I love this picture. I think it was the only quiet moment during the whole trip.
This was a yummy yummy breakfast I had one morning. After eating nothing but bar food most of the time it was refreshing to have fruit and yogurt all served in a pineapple bowl. A girl nearby our table ordered this and when she got it she took a picture of it and my friend and I said she was probably going to blog about it. haha. And now i'm doing the same!

And I stole this picture from my friend Rachael. Her caption said we just found out we won a basket of kittens. That's my print professor in the background. He must hate kittens!

Finally, here's one of the walls in the Ladie's Night show. Can you pick out my work? Look closely!

I hope I haven't lost too many readers in my hiatus. I'm very ready to get back into the wild world of blogging!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Final Plea for Votes

Papernstitch.com has started another round of voting.  Voting ends Friday.  Even if you may have voted for me before you can vote again! Voting ends Friday.  So pop on over and if you like the stuff in my shop click the heart.  If you like someone else's click their heart, too! Thanks for your support.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Where I've Been

Now that Im back at school I thought I would be back to a more regularly scheduled blogging time. Unfortunately that was not the case. I've been soo busy!  This is a new piece I've been working on.
I've been feeling very busy lately, a little panicky. I'm very worried about not getting a job this summer. I don't know how I'll live.  I'm close to terrified about it.  Next week is the printmaking conference. Luckily it's in chicago so I won't feel like I'm too far away. For some reason I just want to be close to home right now.  
I'm having a bad hair day, clothes day and face day.  It's dreadful.
Back to work.
OH! Check out the preview for Grey Gardens with Drew Barrymore. I didn't have a ton of hope for the movie when I heard it was being made but the preview took my breath away. I hope it's as good as it looks. The originally documentary is soo great.  My friends and I all adore Edie Beale.
Okay, I'm going to go do something about this hair.

Friday, March 13, 2009

oh my!

I've been away from my blog for sooo long. I almost feel like I'm not allowed back. Is it weird to feel guilty for not blogging and not keeping up with others' blogs?  
This week was spring break although I haven't seen any signs of spring around here.  But I decided to grab a great travel companion and go visit family and friends in Kentucky.  I had such a great time.  We went by my parents' place first and saw all my family and then I headed over to western Kentucky where I went to college.  Two of my best friends still live there and plenty of people I know and love.
Now I'm eager to get back into the studio. This piece is something new I'm working on and I was thinking about it quite a bit while I was traveling.  I'm heading to the studio now to keep working on it.
Before that I'm going to sit in Panera a bit longer where I get free wi fi and try to catch up on my favorite blogs! 
Happy Spring Break!