Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Taste is so subjective. Here is my odd duck, a felt painting called Cubix. Turns out this is my husband & the photographers’ favorite. You just never know….
Looking for a poem on “Cubes,” I found this fun project for creating a Poetry Cube for kids:
Something to remember for the next time I visit my nieces!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
I am really enjoying the new app for photos called Instagram. It allows me to take casual images of work in progress or little snapshots of daily-goings-ons and share them in an informal way. Here are some recent felt paintings snapped on the app, which uses filters to play with the mood and grain of the image. You can follow the developments of this little photo experiment at this link: http://statigr.am/jennegiles
Between Instagram & Pinterest, there is so much visual candy out there to marvel at! What’s a visual girl to do??
Monday, April 16, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Boston was quite the trip! 15 years ago, when I was fresh out of high school, I briefly went to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our recent trip was the first time back and, as is always true of big cities, Boston had changed in some ways and in some ways not at all. It is still a remarkably fast-moving city and so similar in style to San Francisco (I just wish our subways moved as fast as the Boston T!). In retrospect, the week we spent in Boston was a whirlwind tour full of sights, family and new experiences. When the weather went from 80 degrees one day to 30 degrees with a blistering windchill 2 days later, we got a small taste of the variability that Spring on the East Coast is capable of. I enjoyed my experience at CraftBoston, which is indeed a high-caliber arts & crafts event where I was delighted to meet some extraordinary people and reconnect with artists from previous events.
Since we got back from Boston, we’ve had just a few days to pet the cat, remember what our house smells like, see the tulips flowering in the garden and now we are off again to visit family in Texas, where the bluebonnets will still be blooming if we are lucky. I look forward to seeing my family & playing with my nieces (3 & 6 years old). I am bringing some fun books and lots of crepe paper and fuzzy-ties for us to play with! We also need to get there in time to help my mother make gumbo for the Easter family gathering (Houston is close to Louisiana and shares many cultural & tasty traditions of this part of the South).
Please pardon the repeat of images from earlier years. I am trying to freshen up the blog by pruning through the past posts going back to 2006 (or 5?! it is a blur), so it has been a great opportunity to revisit past photo projects. Spring is all about making new room, shedding old skin, and new growth of the personal, spiritual or physical kind. Wishing you all a regenerative & creative Spring!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Here are our first Harlequin Feltwork images. As I am going through early posts, it is surprising not to find them there (perhaps since we had them for the main website at the time and wanted to keep the blog and site distinct). These are the ones that had complex contractual specs on them. Unbeknownst to me when we put the shoot together, the model had been the runner-up on the second season of America’s Next Top Model, which brought its own complicated magic to the experience.
Still, so lovely! We took these in June 2007 and they are named after artists I admired. It’s a trip down memory lane…