Jess Hirsch, also from the Autumn Sweater show at the Fontanelle Gallery in Portland, OR which I mentioned a few posts ago.
Jess also has a gallery, Homeschool that is selling work for $25 a pop......$40 framed, in Portland.
Is that right?
AND they have a pretty clever alternative to framing, one that might make some people shudder.
From here on out,
(until I grow bored of it)
Fridays will be dedicated to
the slyly sweet images I've
been finding on craigslist.
Back from New England
where I visited this lovely friend
enjoyed great food and sites,
toured around with the dust of life,
and watched him speak at this tiny college.
More pics and details to follow!
Sitting in waiting rooms is usually my imposed celebrity gossip reading time. This week I spent an hour in a lounge that offered American Craft Magazine. A warm spark was lit for a new enthusiasm for fibers and textiles solely by discovering the embroidery of Mariska Kasasz and reading about her love of the textile she was using. These are some amazing, busy, passionate pieces of needlework (and "passion" and "needlework" are not two words I ever imagined putting together!). The detailed images in the magazine are so much more satisfying than these here. I'm only disappointed to not be able to see (feel) up close the textiles she's using because she was actively gathering gorgeous fibers from around the world to work with, including hand spun yarn and threads, hand woven linens, pieces of broken cello wires and other odds and ends with a bit of history and touched by the hands. There is a book. Looks amazing. Read more about her here.