Saturday, January 31, 2009

What I'm Working On

What I'm working on
I've been carving crayons like MAD! I have a show in March in LA... more info to come... and one really BIG commission.

This is my workspace, also my kitchen table. It's a bit frustrating working from home. There are so many distractions, but it's also cheaper than a studio and very convenient! I can work at 2am... 4pm... anytime I want to and with no commute. I've considered renting a studio space for years, but in Seattle it's impossible to find an affordable space. Sometimes I think I'm holding myself back by not having a proper studio. But I'm doing alright... there's always an element of second guessing with being an artist. That's why I like to do things last minute, that way I don't get to think about it too much. I tend to over analyze and kill ideas before they have a chance to manifest. I've also learned from a few good friends to just "work" and let it come out. (Thanks Robert!)

My corner
Another shot of the workspace. I also have a "dirty" space, i.e. the garage, for sanding, cutting and anything that requires good air circulation.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Family

A recent commission completed around Xmas time '09. I really enjoyed making these, I think it's my favorite set of crayons so far.
the family
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I Hearts NY

These 3 pieces will be showing at Gallery Hanahou in NY as a part of a group show curated by Kristen Rask of Schmancy. I will not be there but it should be a fun show!

Forget Me-Not
February 6, 2009 - Febraury 27, 2009
Opening reception: 6 - 8 p.m. on February 6, 2009
Gallery Hanahou
611 Broadway, Suite 730
New York, NY 10012Mon-Fri 12-6 pm

With Strings Attached
With Strings Attached
Fabric, thread, glass beads, felt, wooden embroidery hoop

Strung Along

Strung Along
Fabric, thread, glass beads, felt, wooden embroidery hoop

My Heart to Thee...

My Heart to Thee, Oh Me Oh My!
9"w by 5"h
Fabric, thread, glass beads, felt, wooden embroidery hoop

Small Wonders

Tall TreeWeeping tree (Bejeweled)

This is something I've been working on for the past few weeks... I like how they've come together!

These are some pieces that will be in this year's Artist Trust auction in Seattle. If you're an artist in Washington State I highly recommend getting to know Artist Trust. They are one of the best resources we have.

Inaugural Post

This is my first post! I hope to capture a cross section of my life as an artist and share with you my hobbies and working process. Creativity can be intangible but not inaccessible!

Thank you for visiting!
Diem Chau