Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments
Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Hey, guys! Thanks for taking our class! I will be uploading the images I took of your work from the Sketchbook Bootcamp Class ASAP, and I will share them here along with the scans Blake made of the collaborative books. I’ll also take some shots at the gallery opening tomorrow. Hope to see you all […]

Introduction, Assignment 1: Pamphlet Stitch Passports at Sketchbook Boot Camp, Week 1

Posted on Jun 2, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post is for our students at the 2018 Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in the Sketchbook Boot Camp Class, week 1. Introduction, Assignment 1: Pamphlet Stitch Passports We begin with a brief book-binding tutorial, where you will learn to create Pamphlet Stitch Books. If you want to do the four-hole variation and need […]

Inspiring Artists Working with Fibers, Part II

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 in art, Blog | No Comments
Inspiring Artists Working with Fibers, Part II

  In this post, I’m continuing to post about some of my new (and old) favorite artists working with fabric/fibers, particularly in an installation or site-specific manner. I started this in my first post on this topic yesterday, Inspiring Artists Working with FIbers, Part I.                     […]

Inspiring Artists Working with Fibers, Part I

Posted on Jan 30, 2018 in art, Blog | One Comment
Inspiring Artists Working with Fibers, Part I

Starting this summer at Southeast MO State University, I will be teaching a four-week Fibers Art Workshop course. I will also most likely be teaching our Fibers course during the regular semester for the 2018-2019 academic year. I’m really looking forward to this opportunity! Blake and I have been working more and more with fabric […]

Dispatch: The Quilted Print at Frogman’s Print Workshops

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | One Comment
Dispatch: The Quilted Print at Frogman’s Print Workshops

We had a great time teaching our workshop The Quilted Print at Frogman’s Print Workshops, held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. This week long course covered woodcarving and printing on fabric, basic machine sewing techniques, crochet, and related! To see a summary of the course and some materials provided to students, check out […]

The Quilted Print @ Frogman’s Print Workshops

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 in art, Blog, teaching | 2 Comments

More pics of the above piece may be found, here: http://orangebarrelindustries.com/hannah/main/?projects=quiltbait-i-culdesac This post is for our class at Frogman’s Print Workshops, First Session, the week of July 2nd 2017. Description This workshop utilizes the oldest form of printmaking, relief, in combination with found, re-purposed fabrics and basic machine and hand sewing to create quilted collages. […]

The Luckiest Unlucky Girl in the World

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in art, life | 5 Comments
The Luckiest Unlucky Girl in the World

Well, I’m not going overseas afterall. Everything fell through, and I don’t know why. So, I’m just a girl in Ohio, married to a guy who works at BGSU. I had some other opportunities, which I regretfully denied based on my signing a contract for my job overseas, and which now are most likely unavailable […]

Crochet Therapy: Clothes I’m Too Fat to Wear and Other Stories

Posted on Jul 5, 2013 in art | 3 Comments

Foot Print currently on display at Murray State University I lived for 1 year in Winterville, Georgia in a beautiful house at the end of a dead-end road with a bunch of chickens, a whole lot of quiet, and one of my favorite red-heads, Brian Hitselberger. The house is owned by my very generous cousin […]

Travel Journal: Colorado & Iowa

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in travel, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

We just returned from a whirlwind month of travel to Chicago, Detroit, Colorado and Iowa! But don’t worry, we’re taking off again in a couple of weeks for Georgia, Florida… and maybe New York! We’ll see about that last one… Chicago and Detroit were for just for fun and arts research with Mom&Sue (we got […]

Jump Around! and Other Hints for Bad Drawing Days

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 in art | One Comment

I get in these moods where I’ll draw for hours or days, and the work will just pour out of me. Then, out of nowhere, a problem arises. Suddenly my paper is threadbare from erasure, lines grow thick and dark with infinitesimal adjustments–the sky clouds over with pentimenti. It’s been one of those days. I […]