Friday, December 30, 2011

Enjoying the Beauty of Nature: Hoodoo


Paint Mines interpretative Park in Colorado. An inspiration at every corner of the park.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Art Work


... the search for the bunnies is on... ooops wrong time of the year.


Calacas


Remember the date: Opening night for 'Calacas', January 7 at the Lauderhill Arts Center

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Opening Night


We did it again, the opening was great. Attendance was very high, we had a good time.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Opening Night



Coming up, Opening night of: Expression of Joy at the Lauderhill Art Center






Friday, October 28, 2011

New studio


A first glimpse into my second home, a new studio at LAC.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Skyline 2


My latest 4 pieces. They will be part of the exhibition Expression of Joy. More information about the show later.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Martin County Quilters: Lecture and Workshop

What a wonderful time and experience I had once more teaching my workshops. This time I was up North in Florida, in Jensen Beach, to be more precise. I taught 2 workshops and gave one lecture to the Martin County Quilters. I simply had the best time, enthusiastic students and the Holiday In was a great 'host'. Thank you all up there once more.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lauderhill Art Center

My new studio at the LAC (Lauderhill Art Center) has a freshly painted floor now. Just a few more fixes, some more beautifying and I am ready to go, meaning move in. Oh I forgot my new studio 'furniture'. My husband will build me my furniture, am I lucky or what? A new studio and custom made art furniture?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Solo Exhibition: Anne Kolb


A large body of my art work can be seen until October 30 at the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood FL.

Water Pieces

Inspiration

Most of my artwork is inspired by nature, the vastly different landscapes I encounter while traveling, the seasons and the feelings they invoke in me. I then weave social and political issues and personal thoughts into my general idea, which creates the foundation for a new piece.

You are looking at a large body of my work, dealing with water related issues around our globe. It is my strong believe, that one of the next big wars will not be about land or oil but about water, or the lack of it.

Living in southern Florida exposes me to more than just lush, rich tropical life and beautiful waters but also brushfires, floods, droughts, spills and pollution. One of my main concerns right now is the future of the Everglades. They are an ecosystem in peril. Since the 1950’s a vast system of canals and levees have interrupted the natural flow of the water through the Everglades, sending the fresh water into the sea while drying out the Everglades’ wetlands. In addition pollution from farming and South Florida’s urban sprawl made the situation worse. And to make the situation even more difficult, Central and South Florida grew much faster than anticipated, using huge amounts of water. Conserving water is very unpopular and very few people seem to understand its importance for the Everglades. Restoring and saving them leads to constant fights and is a continuous struggle. It is heartbreaking and makes me furious at times to observe how piece by piece the Everglades are dying and the steps to safe them are so minimal.

Besides pointing my fingers to the previously stated issues, I also want my work to impress on the viewer, how grand and magnificent our water world and nature is. The tremendous joy and inspiration we can draw from our surroundings is for me as an artists, a wonderful daily experience and something I do not take for granted.




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Recycled glass / copper bead necklace


My latest creation, copper, recycled glass, fresh water pearls, lava etc.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Anne Kolb

... getting ready for the solo show at Anne Kolb Nature Preserve. Opening of the show will be October 5. More info later!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dusk 2


... was lange waehrt wird endlich gut... it is done, finally! Dusk 2 is hanging have a look.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Upcoming Workshops and Lectures

Jensen Beach Florida
Workshops
October 14, Therapeutic Background 2
October 15, Landscape 1
Lecture
The Traveling Artist

For more information contact Michele, michelesanandajian@gmail.com

Weston Art Guild Demo:
October 24

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunset



Trying my new water color paint on my textiles....

Back to creating

.... I am back in the studio, beach glass mosaic, beach glass jewelry and of course my fiber is waiting..... summer vacation not summer is over.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flower Power 5


In the heat of the Miami summer days (it is actually not too bad) I finished another 'Flower Power' piece. One of my favorite bromeliads was in bloom and is the inspiration.



Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lauderhill Art Center

What a great and creative work day we had at the LAC. The resident artists and the artists of the exhibitions 'small space' all worked on a project for 6 hours we then took the 'small works' show down and hung our new work. Looks great. Since I forgot to bring my camera I hope I will get some pics of one of the art friends which I then will post. I enjoyed every minute oft he creative day. Very inspiring.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tampa Opening


It was fun and so nice to see friends. Thank you Pam, thank you 'The Nature Gallery"


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lauderhill Opening Night

The artists at the Lauderhill Arts Center did a great job, with renovating the gallery space and the opening was just wonderful.

It is truly an artist friendly place.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Opening Night

Getting ready for the drive to Tampa for Opening Night, 'The Artsy Dozen'.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Coming up: Artsy Dozen


The next Exhibition is also ready, Opening June 9.
More info will follow, first lets enjoy the opening this Saturday.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New piece

I am working on my last stitches of the latest piece of my new series. I am experimenting with music, a theme and memories. Check back later (after Memorial Day Weekend) for a photograph.

New piece

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lychee tree


Back in the studio, all guests gone (for about 10 days) working on a big, wonderful piece and enjoying my fresh lychee nuts.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Studio

... the hard part is over, my new studio is finished, I just have to move back in. It looks so cool, I wonder how long it will take me to get used to my things being in a different place. I am very excited and motivated, and my back for sure will appreciate the new table, much less bending.... check back later, pictures will follow.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Skyline


Skyline is finished, the first one of my new series "li (f/v) e motion". You are looking at my home town Basel.....


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Under construction

Since my whole studio is torn apart I might as well use the time to clean out all my STUFF. One of my moments in life where I say 'NEVER EVER will I buy things I do not need. Yeah right, how long will that last. After all I am redoing my studio in order to have MORE space right! It is exciting!!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New sewing machine

Oh boy, what an experience. I LOVE my new Juki. Since I am in the middle of remodeling my whole studio I could only do little trials with my new machine, but so far I am very excited. There is one thing I will have to get used to. On my Bernina I could lift the needle by stepping on the back of the pedal, on my Juki that same motion will cut the threads. But this is a great feature, just takes time to get used to. Also I do not have to hold my threads anymore when I start sewing. I have done some free motion stitching on one of my smaller pieces, it worked like a charm. I cannot wait to try the machine out on one of my big pieces, but for that I need my new studio, at least the table. In a few days I will be able to get to that. having said all these nice things I still LOVE my Bernina, she is still part of me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Juki TL 2010 Q

I am about ready to 'test drive' my new sewing machine. I almost feel like a traitor, having been sewing on a Bernina for many decades I treated myself to the Juki TL 2010Q a quilting machine. How exciting, the Juki is supposed to be my Bernina' big strong brother, a 'tractor' to give my Bernina a break. Besides being much faster the Juki has a bigger area for my stiff, hard to manage art work, for sure a wonderful feature to have. More after my 'new life' experience.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Volusia Wrapped in Fiber

Once more thank you Mary McBride for making this wonderful project with all the exhibition possible. Check pout the latest press release Volusia Wrapped in Fiber

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yangtze 2

I won an award in the show 'Point of Focus' for Yangtze 2. It's always really nice to get recognition.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Great Feeling

There is just no better feeling than to put on my favorite music, go into the studio and dive into my 'zone'. Once in a while I lift my head, take a deep breath, look at my beautiful view and dive right back into my world. On a day like that the result can only be good no matter what, simply because it felt so good.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Skyline


A piece in progress: Skyline , detail
I started the piece in February, the cooling tower in the back ground has no relation to the nuclear disaster in Japan, this is poor coincidence!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Points of Focus

Getting ready for the next South Florida show 'Points of Focus'. Two of my pieces will be in the exhibition, 'Flower Power1' and 'Yangtze 2'. .

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a very unhappy studio assistant


I wish I could come up with a more creative way of preventing my assistant from scratching....


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Glass Gallery Opening

... here are some impressions of the opening night at the 'Glass Gallery'.


The Creative Native Gallery

Sad news.... lets keep our fingers crossed that the gallery will re-open soon.

It is with great disappointment that a decision has been made to close The Creative Native Gallery, effective immediately, due to structural issues that have developed in the building that the gallery is housed in. I am hoping that the gallery will re-open at some point in the future, and plan to do everything within my power to see that it does.


I’d like to thank you for your interest and support of the gallery and its’ artists over the years, and invite you to contact me should you have an interest in any of the art previously on display at the gallery.

Best Regards,

Pam Moody

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Judging, work shop, lecture

Another great week on the west coast. Tuesday was gallery day in Tampa, Wednesday I judged the 'journey 2011' show in Cape Coral, ( if I remember correctly I looked and judged 172 art quilts in one day) Thursday was workshop day and Friday was the lecture. I had the best time, my brain was working hard, I do not remember when I saw so many wonderful art quilts in one place. I am back home inspired and back on my sewing machine!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Project

I am on to my next project or experiment, the Flower Power has to wait.