Monday, November 16, 2020

Sewing Purple Hearts


 

 
Sewing purple yo-yos for a piece with the working title: Mended by Purple Hearts.


Sunday, August 16, 2020

NEW COMPOSITION SKETCH

 

 I think this will work better than my previous composition. 
It will be interesting to see how it develops using yo-yos.
A friend once commented that I often allow my designs to go beyond the frame.
I think, in this case, the virus is much bigger than anticipated - it really has broken all boundaries.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

TAKING IT APART

 

 This happens - things not working out. 
It's best to take it all apart and start over. 
Learn from the mistake and move on. 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

NOT A SUCCESS

 

 This did not work out at all. 
I strayed too far from my original idea. 
I'm going to take it apart and start over. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Hot Art at NSU


https://youtu.be/iKix6mm53l4

NSU Art Demons are turning up the heat this summer with a juried exhibition of pyrotechnical art by collegiate artists from across the United States.

The Hotter ‘N Hell National Collegiate Art Exhibition, features all art forms that use fire and heat as part of the creative process, for example: ceramics, glass-blowing, welded sculpture, poured metals, wood-burning, metalsmithing, burned textiles, fireworks, etc.

The 2020 exhibition hosted 46 works of art by 21 artists from 12 states. 

Due to COVID-19, 2020 Hotter ‘N Hell was exhibited virtually.

Link to exhibition:

If you are interested in purchasing any of the works in the exhibition contact Phyllis Lear at: learp@nsula.edu.


Monday, June 15, 2020

MADE IN THE U.S.A.


I'm sewing dark brown yo-yos with a spool of thread I found in my mother's stash. 

Hope we start making things, including thread, in the U.S.A. again. 
That would be a positive outcome from this pandemic. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Baton Rouge Gallery Opens

Phyllis Lear. Washed Away. Fabric Yo-yos. 2020.
The Baton Rouge Gallery has re-opened with a Summer Group show featuring over 20 of its artists members. 
Go by and see some great art. 
Social distancing rules are in place and masks will be required. 

Monday, May 25, 2020

ADDING RED INVADERS


After consulting with my friend Leslie, I've decided to add some dark red and brown to my Kudzu project.  I'm presently sewing the dark brown yo-yos.

I keep thinking of this alien virus (COVID-19) spreading across humanity.


Saturday, April 25, 2020

Growing Layers


I continue to layer "vines".
I'll have to take out my larger table - its outgrown this one.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Kudzu is Growing


Layering the growing, organic "vines" to the piece.
I create small patches with smaller yo-yos then piece them together. 
I can "grow" the vines in different configurations before attaching them to the grid of larger yo-yos. 
It really is a layering, growth process.