My adorable husband John found this fantastic site…Dark Rye. It's an online magazine put out by Whole Foods to explore what makes a healthy, sustainable life. This video about the Sullivans is so dear and wonderful. Suzanne Sullivan is a ceramicist, and Robert Sullivan is a writer.
Sri Threads, the Brooklyn gallery which is known for Japanese and Indian textiles, is exhibiting a collection of Ema at Douglas Hyde Gallery (here) in Dublin. Ema are plaques that people made as a ritual gift at Shinto shrines to represent a prayer or request. I like the simple materials used in creating these works, and the directness of the subject matter. I wonder who collected the plaques from the shrines when they were meant as a gift to a Divine being?
You thought I was gone forever I bet. But no, here I am again showing you what I've been working on. Small drawings for upcoming open studios at the Boston Center for The Arts on September 21 and 22. I will be in my friend Suzanne Merritt's studio on the 4th floor.
For a special treat go here, to Tiger in a Jar films. If you care about food, and where it is coming from and the life of the people behind well-made food, you will love these filmmakers. I discovered them through Instagram, through The Hill Workshops, where you can see a most beautiful film on making pesto by Tiger in a Jar.
I did not know about Indiegogo, a crowdfunding program like Kickstarter, until the other day. So my husband and I started looking at what people want money for, and found this young artist who is doing a campaign to get some help to do a first run of archival prints of his drawings. His campaign is over today at midnight, so we were just in time to participate. Take a look at this video he made about his process. I love his passion!
Check it out here! I was lucky enough to be asked to be a guest blogger on the Etsy Blog. My post on curating an art wall went up today. It was lots of fun to do, and the folks over there are very professional and sweet. There is plenty of wonderful art on Etsy, so if you don't frequent that space, give it a look.
This is the work of Keiko Koana, a Japanese artist, website here. What I love is the subtle washes. They are watercolor and acrylic. I've been working lately with acrylic ink washes, so I appreciate the control this artist has over her medium. I can't find anything she has done lately. These are all from a few years back.