Kate & I hopped in the car on Friday afternoon and drove over to Algoma for the opening of a show at James May Gallery.
This exhibition includes women who are both artists and mothers. Although all the work may not specifically be about experiences in motherhood, each participant manages some degree of an art career while also mothering. Featured are women who dedicate a significant focus to the creation, promotion, and exhibition of their work with multiple works by each artist making up the exhibition.
Featuring work by: Amy Soczka, Katie Martin Meurer, Maria Amalia Wood, Jamie Lea Bertsch, Kendra Bulgrin, Megan Woodard Johnson, and Mindy Sue Wittock
Hand-cut Paper, 72" x 24" x 36"
This is amazing to see in the gallery. My thoughts also quickly turned to stenciling and sewing! (It can't be helped.)
Maria Amalia Wood
Una Linea de Tiempo (A Line of Time)
91 Wood Bobbins Wrapped With Handmade Paper Made With My Grandmother's Robe, Bed Linens, and Other Personal Fabric Remnants
Mindy Sue Wittock
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The Mother + Artist show was at the "North" gallery, we also stepped around the corner to the original space.
Porcelain and colored slip, 23" x 21-1/2" x 1"
Cotton Fabric Naturally [Dyed] With Black Walnuts, Marigolds, and Weld
51" x 51"
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I had my sock!
I've made progress since this photo was taken on Friday! It's my re-do, this time using MDK Field Guide No. 11 - Wanderlust! I'm bucking trend and reworking the numbers to accommodate my worsted weight yarn, and using the "Waving Rib" panel pattern. I don't believe I've ever worked a short-row heel before, and that's next... as soon as I do the maths.
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In other news, Maddy Mo is taking the midnight train to northern Australia to work at a hotel/resort for a few months! More adventure!!
And this just in:
I didn't even know how much I wanted this when we started five months ago, but here we are! I got the email this morning (wasn't expecting to hear for another week). It's such a crazy thing... so much work, but so rewarding and fun. We had our first honeymooners last weekend -- musicians/students, I think, from the Milwaukee area. I was reminded of when Rusty & I got married, we were so poor, and had a similar getaway -- we made the most of it! Anyway, guests are booked for the next three weekends (so you know what I'm doing for a few hours on my days off), and I'm looking forward to a "break" in August when we have someone renting for the whole month! And in September, our first international guest -- also an Airbnb host -- on holiday from Australia!