This week in the Artist Residency in Motherhood I have been working with nets, making and sculpting with paper and feeling generally directionless.

My county is moving into Phase I of reopening the economy today. This brings the same level of uncertainty to my mind as the closing of schools did in March. I was privileged to have appreciated being paused. Now I am trying to remember what I was doing before March 16th and possibly reevaluating those goals.

But with certainty I can say, until my daughter returns to school I will be here full time mothering and making art.

From the Residency Studio this week…

WIP, homemade copper ink on paper

WIP, mud dyed yarn net as a cobweb in the kitchen

Experimenting with ways to display my foraged clay vessels.

Paper bead experiment. With dryer lint, studio paper scraps and my mothers t-shirts.

Paper making process

Studio Assistant

Thank you for following my ARIM journey!


Weekly Ritual Progress Report

Dryer Lint Ritual

I vow from here on out I will make dryer lint paper every time I use my dryer. It reminds me to take out the lint, which I always forget, and will prevent me from ever running out of paper.

In the video I am adding art paper scraps to give the paper more structure. These scraps have some mineral pigment tests on them and I am curious if I will be able to tell in the finished paper.

Color with Me Ritual

Testing every crayon in the box every day of the quarantine.

Breathing Check Ritual

Apparently she is a light sleeper. She moves every minute or so when I’m drawing her. Although it may be because I am awkwardly squeezed between her ceiling and a squeaky bunk bed.

Knitting/Scrubbing Ritual

Knitting used to scrub the kitchen floor, as it looks in the morning light where it hangs in my studio window.

My pile of used pieces is larger than my pile of pieces waiting to be scrubbed with. Must get knitting!