Monday, October 13, 2014

BOSCO Open Studio

I had my studio open this weekend as part of the Boise Open Studio Collective Organization's big open studio weekend.  37 local artists had their studios open to the public this weekend.  I spent quite a bit of time getting ready with cleaning up the studio, hanging newer works, packaging smaller works, getting my display wall set up in another room, etc.  My studio is super clean now and ready for a new project.

This year is my second year with BOSCO and I was open both Saturday and Sunday.  I enjoyed talking with people about art and process.  I was working on a small piece throughout the weekend that I was doing the free-motion stitching on.  It was good to have it in the machine and be able to sit down and show people some of what I do.

Display wall up in living room with some framed pieces on the mantle.

Framed pieces on the mantle.

In the picture below, you can see some of my studio with the piece I was working on in my sewing machine.  My weekly stitching squares are on the wall above the machine.  Quite a few people were interested with what that was all about.  I have smaller artworks packaged up in the small bins.  The guest list sign-in was at the end of the sewing cabinet, along with a flyer about my upcoming exhibitions.

Some artwork on the opposite wall.  I did put a few chairs in that empty space next to the cutting table so visitors could have a place to sit.
 The Weekly Stitching project.

It was a good weekend.  Thanks to all those who showed up and asked great questions.  For those who couldn't make it,  you can visit my studio anytime.  Just contact me ahead a time.  I cannot promise it will be nice and neat like it is in these pictures.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I am glad it went well. It is good to see the work on the walls just a different perspective than full front facing online.
The weekly stitching looks great altogether.