Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I'm happy to say that after a long (but perhaps well-deserved?) break from art, I finally feel like I'm back on track. I have this week off from teaching, and after some wonderfully relaxing days with family and snow, I'm excited to spend the remainder of this week focusing on art.
Here's what I've been up to:
-working on FINALLY finishing my embroidery map of Manhattan...and then perhaps moving on to other cities, if it works out
-making my pieces bigger. In November for my 50 map challenge, I worked small, because it was more convenient and made my goal more feasible. But I have some lovely large watercolor paper waiting for me!
-using wood blocks more and experimenting with acrylic paint
-working up a plan for the submission of maps to magazines who might want them as illustration to be a companion to travel articles (any help or suggestions here?)
I hope everyone had a great holiday, was safe through the blizzard, and is planning a wonderful new year!
Posted by Lauren at 6:01 AM
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Here are 3 of 14 pieces that I'm framing for my upcoming show at Roots & Tendrils in lovely Belfast, Maine -- also home to my favorite health food co-op! These pieces are part of my final six of 50 pieces for the month of November -- very exciting! I chose a bamboo frame with recycled paper for the mat -- and bought them from my local art shop. It feels good to see them framed and on a wall.
Posted by Lauren at 1:29 PM
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Yesterday I got some good art-related news, which sent some creativity and mega-energy flowing through my veins (I'll share the art-related news as things come together in the next couple of days) -- I had so much fun creating these pieces, letting the garland-like streets twist like holiday packaging ribbon, forming constellations as the stars started to appear in the sky. These pieces are a bit bigger than what I've been working with - 6 inches by 8 inches. I think this weekend will be a very productive one, if my energy keeps up like this!
Both works are available in my shop.
Posted by Lauren at 3:09 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Amy from Things We Make was kind enough to interview me on her blog! You can check it out here : Things We Make
I'm also featured in Brittni's lovely exhibition at papernstitch!. You can see my shop here
Also, for about five years I've been using the artist name of Lauren Simone. I chose a different last name for many reasons then, but now I'm trying to be more serious with my art, and thought I should use my real name.
Hi, my name is Lauren Montanaro Norster. Nice to meet you.
Posted by Lauren at 5:21 AM