He points out that in blog posts, most artists share current projects, or process...but rarely give readers a glimpse into how they've incorporated art into their own living space. Guilty as charged!
So...how about it? I know...you've been sad and sorry contributors to "On and Off Our Walls" (shows, projects under construction, process discoveries, workshops you've attended) and "What's in Your Library?" (book reviews)...but perhaps I could persuade you, SAQA colleagues, to share some of the art spaces in your own homes?
I'll kick this off...
My home in Mirror is a good 300 square feet smaller than my former home in Calgary -- 1,600 square feet smaller if you count the fact that out here I have no basement! To boot, the wall space is rather broken up -- not just by windows and doors, but by openings (one between living room and kitchen) and by cupboards and closets -- including the closet that houses my furnace and the one that houses my hot water tank!
Still, I am fond of art...paintings, prints, textiles, and craft items. Most of the art I've stuffed into this small space wasn't made by me. Rather, it's memorabilia: needlework done by my mother, hand-painted plates done by my godmother's mother, paintings and prints purchased on or for special occasions.
That said, here are some examples of more recent work by others...and by me:
|On a wall in my studio|
Made by Hand - 2013 - 12" x 12" - Susan Lenz
|On top of the book case in my studio:|
(L) - My "muse" - unsigned - can't recall artist...
(Centre) - a "stitched painting" by Susan Purney-Mark
|On a wall in my living room:|
My Back Yard - made by me
in a class with Pamela Allen at Quilt Canada 2010
To share some of the art with which you live, e-mail me at margblankATxplornetDOTca.