2023 In Review- 2nd Quarter

This is a continuation of my 2023 Year in Review - April through June.  (See January through March HERE)


April 2023

This is a new piece I started at the beginning of the month. I was invited to participate in a group exhibition that was titled "Windows of Perception" at Chicago Public Library's Austin Irving Branch in July 2023. The curator offered up old window frames to be utilized by several artists to create the collection for the show. I finished my piece mid-month titled "Outside In". Beginning with a collage on the glass with rice paper and hand pressed plant materials (mostly from my yard), I then added brass nails around the frame and created a transparent warp on which I wove with natural hand-spun fiber and plant materials (catalpa pods, twigs, pine needles, etc.). I really like having a parameter to work within and a deadline!

April continued days 39 through 68 of my 100 days of Weaving Wonder challenge on Instagram. Here are a few of my in process images:

Another highlight of the month was showing three pieces in the Intertwined Exhibit at the TLD Gallery in Westmont, Illinois.


May 2023

I continued to make progress on my Sunset on Rush Lake tapestry as I dreamed of the summer days ahead when I might go visit the lake and my sister's cabin...






I continued through May with my daily weavings for the 100 Days of Weaving Wonder challenge. Here are a few of my favorites from that month:

I ended the month by setting up a display to sell my work at Local Goods Chicago.

June 2023

Before getting getting too busy in my garden I did manage to wrap up the 100 days project, completing 98 daily weavings.  You can see all of them HERE on Instagram.

And I got my Sunset on Rush Lake Tapestry off the loom....time to clean up the tails!

I'll be back again in the next few days to reflect upon July through September 2023...

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