Upcoming Exhibitions

I spent the weekend thinking about my self-portrait for the Hive's In Your Face show.

IN YOUR FACE! Call for self-portraits by women & girls
Throughout October-January The Hive will collect hundreds of self-portraits by women and girls. These portraits will be hung in a floor-to-ceiling installation, with a goal of representing and celebrating a diverse community of women working together as a whole. In Your Face will be on display at the Eco-Office at 28 Wolcott Street in Providence for a special one-night-only celebration on Gallery Night in January (Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 5-8pm).
In Your Face is an unjuried exhibition and is open to ALL women and girls. Your self-portrait will be due on January 15th, but please register yourself or your group by emailing the.hive.archive@gmail.com.

I've never had to create a self-portrait before. So I talked to Raz and Kedrin at New Urban Arts about how to go about it. The show requires that all pieces be 8.5" x 11" and vertical. At first I thought I'd do something using fabric, since that's the medium I usually work in. And I wanted to involve my hands. I took a photo of myself hand sewing and messed around with photoshop for a while.

Then I tried to translate it into fabric scraps.

But I don't think it really reads. Does it?

And then I was looking at this photo that I took while testing the camera, and I think I like it. This could be it - even though photography isn't my medium - it's got my favorite tool, my pincushion, some dots, and me, always thinking about sewing, but often getting pulled in another direction.

There's still time to sign up for the portrait show! And if you need some inspiration and you're in the Providence area, come to the Hive O'clock Happy Hour Workshop next Tuesday the 19th from 5:30-7:00 at Downcity Diner. The amazing Joanne Cotter is leading the workshop - we'll be using text to create self-portraits! $10 covers appetizers, the workshop, and great company.

Adj is busy getting ready for an exhibition at Firehouse 13 - she's got something amazing cooking with neckties and I haven't even seen it yet! Photos to come! Ehem, hear that Adj?

Carole Ann


  1. Hey Carole Ann, I think the photo is pretty neat too.
    On a craftier note you might like this post on my blog. http://transitionkenmoredistrict.blogspot.com/2010/01/making-furniture-from-cardboard.html
    Although I admit it was Charlotte and her brother who actually made it.

  2. Wow, I love that idea Mike! It looks so easy. Hope you and Char are doing well!

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  4. Hey guys, found a great new blog today jam-packed with helpful information that you might find useful as you move forward with your etsy business, http://www.artbizblog.com/ ...happy reading! -Jo


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