Thursday July 24

A new embroidery I started yesterday. It is very much a work in progress. It will be 26"x26" by the time it's finished, fully covered in stitches and stretched like a canvas. I decided to start stretching the embroideries like a painting, I am finding as I experiment in the studio that it really looks much cleaner than using the hankies and pinning them or framing them. It keeps the tactile quality and looks better. I think canvas will be to heavy so Im experimenting with broadcloth.

A page I painted and collaged in my sketchbook yesterday. I like to gesso the pages of old hardcover books and make them into sketchbooks. This one is one of my favorite books by Lorrie Moore, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital.

Still working on the myspace profile embroideries too. I'm working on an exhibition proposal for 2009.