I am delighted to be a part of Virginia Spiegel’s TOTE TUESDAY, offering a tote that I entitled ‘I Felt It’ as a tongue in cheek reference to self breast exam. I shopped my stash for a great variety of fibers to get anyone excited to needle felt . I was having trouble getting around to sending the information to Virginia when I learned that my dear friend Teri Springer was dealing with breast cancer. So I am offering this tote in support of Teri and the American Cancer Society. I’m having trouble getting the picture of the contents to load, so head over to Virginia’ blog to see it.
I have been reading Deepak Chopra’s book “The Book of Secrets:unlocking the hidden dimensions of your life”. He talks about closing the circle: noticing, responding, sending the response out into the world. He talks about a sunset-some don’t notice, some notice, and some notice and respond to the beauty. I create my art in private, noticing the beauty of the moment. While that is enough for some, I need to close the circle, send the work into the world, and have it seen. Finding my audience.
Debra Basham and Joel Bowman completed a circle for me by asking to use the image of my painted, quilted, beaded piece ‘Heart Gate’ on their CD, ‘Pre and Post Surgical Support’:
Pre- and Postsurgical Support: “Pre- and Postsurgical Support” is a two CD set, a trance induction by Debra using the “Heart Chakra Meditation” by Karunesh as background music, and a CD in MP3 format designed for use during surgery, chemotherapy, dialysis, or other extended medical procedures. This CD set is a powerful tool, especially when used in conjunction with the techniques described in the training manual for this program. The set is $25, plus sales tax and shipping. Heart Chakra Meditation is used by permission, production rights and copyrights 2008 (1992) Karunesh Music, publishing rights Global Spirit Music KM001. Heart Gate, the inspiration for the cover, by mixed media artist, Carol L. Myers, is used by permission. Visit www.carollmyers.com to enjoy more of Carol’s amazing work.
Available here http://www.scs-matters.com/products.shtml
Debra and Joel do amazing work, and I have been taking classes from them in neurolinguistic programing to great benefit. Besides, they are wonderful people.
I had the wonderful gift of closing the circle by gifting the actual piece to Debra-that warms my heart, closing the circle with love and appreciation!
Even with all of the watercolor painting, I’m drawn to work on fiber. I pour watercolor paint through various materials-coffee filters, kleenex, paper towels-to get textures and background color. Not only do I hate to wait for everything to dry, but I hate to waste all of that good pigment! So on the left is the piece of fabric that I used to blot some of the drying paper towels.I printed a woodcut print of a tree on top of the watercolor background.
Here is some of the clip art that shows bare trees from the top. These are scanned out of the book, “Entourage: a tracing files for Architecture and Interior Design Drawing” There is permission in the front of the book to copy, trace or transfer however you choose to use the images. They sure make some neat patterns.
Oh my goodness, I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted on this blog. It has been a long and deep artistic slump, and now I’m surfacing in time for the chaos of the holiday season. It seems that I run around in a manic, inspired way, and then fall silent into the inner workings of the pscyhe. I would think that spring would be the season of renewal, but for me it seems to be fall. I love to see the bare trees and wonderful grasses that I consider the ‘bones’ of the world.
I also have yet another (but wonderful) complication of a year round lake house in southwestern Michigan. I plan to stay up there for the month of January and my goal is to watch Paw Paw Lake freeze! It has been chaotic to try and work between home, lake home, home studio, and Indianapolis Art Center studio. Whew, I’m tired just thinking about it.
I also curate shows in the building where I have studio space- Next week I will be hanging a show by the members of Fiber Revolution. I will post more information in a day or two, and hopefully some installation pictures. Right now the art quilts are starting to be delivered to the Art Center’s main desk, so I have some packages to pick up.
Do look at the Gallery North on the Square website for some new pictures of newer work. And I will post some pictures soon! For now, I’ve broken the silence and I’m waiting for the flood.
I am honored and excited that my silk scarf is part of the Fiberart For A Cause Invitational Reverse Auction this year. Only nine artists are invited to participate each year and 100% of the money raised by the Reverse Auction is donated to theAmerican Cancer Society.The online Reverse Auction opens with a MUST BUY NOW option on Monday, May15 with the regular reverse Auction opening on Tuesday, May 16. All thedetails are here:http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/NewFiles/ARevAuction2006.htmlFiberart For A Cause has already raised $50,000 for the American CancerSociety and I have donated my artwork to this Reverse Auction in memory ofmy Father, Wm. Kyle Upton, to show my support for the AmericanCancer Society. More of my artwork can be seen on my website and blog- www.carollmyers.com and www.artflights.blogspot.com
Thank you.Carol L. Myers