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So it is ok to have the same title for two different artworks, right? Here is the punch needle “Golden Boy” and the watercolor/acrylic “Golden Boy( Ed Brown) which is a painting of a day lily.

golden boy punch needle punchGolden Boy (Ed Brown)


Opening Reception at the Hillsborough Art Council Gallery
6-9pm May 29, 2015



                          Why is my work space so chaotic ?


About half way through the latest punch needle piece; going to add more yellow, as in one of my favorite paintings by Fragonard



          A Young Girl Reading c. 1776  Jean – Honore Fragonard 

In this art show, I’m going to display the artwork source that led to my punch needle piece.


Here are some orchid sketches and here is the orchid punch             needle piece


Come and see the Show!


I don’t know if you have noticed, but magazine articles that feature artists in their studio, tend to show the artist in a magnificent work space, huge and spacious, with massive picture windows overlooking the Grand Canyon or overlooking possibly, a pristine beach on a small remote island in the South Seas that can only be reached by trained dolphins.
A glance around this work space reveals art materials and tools immaculately stored and displayed, and completed artwork the size of the floor plan of the Sistine chapel, are hung under vaulted ceilings.

As you can imagine, this kind of article can be very discouraging for those of us whose work space is not quite as palatial or picturesque, and whose artwork is measured in inches, not football fields.
So, in the interest of balance, I am showing one little part of my studio, the part that is relatively tidy and not completely covered with books, fibers, paints, frames, unfinished paintings, drawings, fabrics, bags with more materials, threads, yarns, knitting needles..and so on.
My sole purpose is to emphasize that as long as you can get a space to work in, no matter how small, as long as you can make it your own, you are in business.


Tell yourself a picture window would only be a distraction.


Reconquering Burgundy, resurrecting Charles the Bold

Cooking Without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Photography Art Plus

Photography, Animals, Flowers, Nature, Sky

Fibre art by Jean Ottosen

NC Alternative Crops and Organics

art in fibers and fabric

around the garden

art in fibers and fabric


art in fibers and fabric