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Monday, April 20, 2015

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Friday, January 09, 2015

Small Showcase Exhibition

Stop into Delta Workshop this weekend, to celebrate the opening of Small Showcase, an Exhibition of Work Under 12” with me. Two of my bioluminescent photograms are in the show.

The opening is 6-8pm, Saturday, 1/10. Here’s the address for the gallery: 2598 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.

The show is a snapshot of artwork in the region at this moment by way of 35 artists. I admire the work of so many of the artists in the show, and my eyes were popping with excitement with the work I got to see during my art drop off.

Nature and landscape are themes in many pieces, and many of the artworks have materials and process as driving forces. Yep, my work falls into the latter category. :)

If you miss the opening, you can always catch the show until it closes on 3/7 during Delta’s normal gallery hours.

I just saw the show Secondhand at Pier 24 in San Francisco and it was so good that I want to see it again! It’s a photography exhibition featuring the use of found photos and images used in ways you’d never expect. I posted a few pics on Instagram/Facebook if you want to see my favs from the show.

See you soon!


Monday, December 08, 2014

Arm Knit a Scarf!

I have a small obsession with keeping my neck warm which has led me down the path of learning to arm knit. When I learn something so fun and new, I usually have to share it with people. So, on Wednesday, 12/17 from 6-8pm, I am teaching an Arm Knitting workshop!

Arm Knit a Scarf
Wednesday, December 17th 6-8pm • $45 at Delta Workshop in Sacramento

***Please note this is new date due to the severe weather.***

There are 4 spots left if you're feeling crafty. Sign up here to create a chunky, infinity scarf knitted on your arms in one night! Use it as a gift or keep it for yourself. You will seriously impress your friends and family with these but don’t worry, they’ll never know you made it in an hour.

In this class, you will:
  • Learn how to put your yarn stash to work!
  • Finally, the right pattern for that beautiful, chunky yarn.
  • Leave those fiddly knitting needles in the dust.
Get in on this no-needle knitting night! It’s perfect if you’ve taken the handmade pledge for the holidays or if you are in a last minute gift crunch. And, it’s a ton of fun.

No prior knitting knowledge is needed.

Hope you're all in for this fun night!


Thursday, December 04, 2014

Did you see me on TV --- Showing people how to make vintage Photograms?

Good Day Sacramento Interviewing Me for the Cyanotype Scarf Workshop!
I recently did a cyanotype scarf workshop and the local news station featured it on their morning program! Here’s the link to the video of the segment. It was fun trying to get people hooked on photograms and the idea of photography without cameras.

Exposing the fabric cyanotype print. Feeling like Anna Atkins but without the poofy Victorian skirt.

Reporter, Cambi Brown, helping me bring in the exposed cyanotype scarf.

On air with reporter, Cambi Brown as I'm just about to dunk the cyanotype scarf into development.
The reporter, Cambi Brown and cameraman, Scott were really nice and we had a lot of fun with it all.

Check it out for a good giggle.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Cyanotype Silk Scarf Making coming up

Digital Rebellion!
Give your Hipstamatic a break. Try making a cyanotype printed scarf and get a feel for what photography was like long before the digital age. I'm teaching this fun workshop on 11/23 so sign-up!

Cyanotype Silk Scarf
Sunday, November 23rd 11-1pm • $50   
You’ll create a silk scarf using the very same Cyanotype photographic process that Anna Atkins, famed first woman photographer, used in the 1840’s. The shadows and silhouettes from the objects placed on the scarf create white and light blue highlights that are surrounded by a deep “cyanotype” blue.

Like sun prints, this is a photogram technique which means it does not use negatives or an enlarger, just objects and a scarf coated with a light sensitive cyanotype mix.
Use it as a gift or keep it for yourself. It is a great way to create art that you can wear. Once you learn the technique, you can create designs using a wide variety of materials—a great way to make a custom gift for the holidays.

No prior photography knowledge needed, and all materials will be provided. You will go home with one completed cyanotype scarf.

Please note: This is a weather-permitting workshop. If it’s too rainy, you’ll get the process demonstrated and have the materials to make your own at home on a rain-free day.

Sign up for this fun class!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Drugstore Photograms

Processing the Drugstore – a project where artist, Kate Farrall spent a lunch hour at the local drugstore buying supplies to make photograms (camera-less photo images) right in the store. She purchased the film and light-up objects then exposed the 35mm film in a light-safe bag that she created using a coat purchased there. The exposed film was then developed and printed in-store which means that these photos were created start-to-finish in the drugstore.

Consumer and producer are the roles Kate plays while the drugstore is also a participant in the production - without them, this project wouldn't be possible.

Watch the video. The resulting images follow the process you see on the video.

A big thanks goes out to my friend and artist, Amy Green, for helping to bring this project to light.

Monday, September 22, 2014

thank you open studio visitors!

Thank you to all of the 140 folks who came out to visit me during Sac Open Studios! It was such a fun weekend getting to share my work with you! And getting to say hello and reconnect with friends I haven't seen in a while.

I was in awe by all of great questions you had and was especially delighted to see people that came out last year visiting again. I got to see some of my little photo babies go to happy homes which means so much to me and it encourages me to keep challenging myself to make more and push the edges of what I create.

I was really flattered by the people who visited and then came back with their spouse or friend to show them my work. You guys are great!!

Thank you bunches!


Friday, September 12, 2014

40 Movies About Photography Every Photographer Should Watch

I've got a lot of movies ahead of me to kill this list but hey, that's what Netflix is for, right? I've only seen 5 of these with City of God and High Art being two. 

If you can guess what the other three are, I'm sending you a print. Leave your guesses in my Facebook page's comments. I'll go until someone gets it.

Here's the list of 40 movies to choose from.


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Serious Talk. Seriously. -Interview time

Serious Talk. Seriously. recently interviewed me and the podcast is live! We cover a lot of territory in our conversation ---how living in Baltimore is like The Wire, non-traditional photography, my recent drugstore project, and Sac Open Studios which starts this week!

So plug in your ear buds and drown out your co-workers with a little art talk.

Johnny has interviewed a lot of other creative folks, too so check out those podcasts here.

That's Johnny in the photo, working his sound magic right after the interview. And yes, that microphone loomed large during the interview.  The drawing that he mentions buying on the spot because he liked it so much, is hanging behind him.

Okay, go give it a listen.


Monday, September 08, 2014

Getting Prints Ready

Getting ready for CAST Sacramento Open Studios! Laying out prints to frame and I'm half way through. It's taking longer than than I thought but I really like how the framed images look! Seeing how they are relating to each other is a lot of fun.