Taking a summer break to recharge


I was in Colorado most of the summer, avoiding the New York City heat and humid as much as possible.  I found being away from my NYC studio caused me to take a short hiatus from creating fine art.  Instead, I found myself doing more “crafty” art projects, enjoying the break and exploring different artistic challenges.  I thought I’d share a few of these projects with you.

Sketching shells while visiting friends in Nantucket.

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Helping my oldest daughter create a sequin wall in her new apartment (though I did more of the planning, cutting and painting while she did most of the actual pinning).  I’m not sure her thumb will ever recover.

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Spray-painting a bronze bed to make it white one.

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Assembling “do it yourself” furniture for my younger daughter’s room…putting together a dresser, a chair, a desk, a side table, and a bed frame while adding funky knobs to the dresser.

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And lastly, sewing myself five new wrap-around skirts

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I hope your summer was as restful and recharging as mine was!

3 responses »

  1. McCalls and Symplicity – brought back memories!! I haven’t sown since my pregnancy with Calder – maternity clothes.

    • It does feel like a flash from the past to sew from a pattern these days. I still remember taking sewing classes in middle school (and cooking passes too). It’s a shame these classes aren’t offered in school any more.

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