Well, Computer Hell continues for me. I hate it that I can't post any doodles for you! Here are some things that have caught my attention recently to tide you over. Lots of links:
I love Megan Bogonovich's witty ceramics (via Artstream). This one is called Recconoitering. They just make me smile. I like the way her little characters are exploring wonderful organic forms, and the casual way she presents the man made as part of the natural world, like in her piece Colonial Subdivision
Yesterday, I went downtown. I was supposedly on a mission, but I couldn't resist detouring to a gallery and Powell's. I saw some lovely work by Catherine Foster at Bella Perla Gallery. Foster works in paint, polymers and resin on metal which she might weave or collage different metals together. Because she works on metal, the surface she works on can be curved away from the wall, which alters the way light hits the surface.
I have been embroidering (which I will show you as soon as I can) a version of one of the rectangular doodles. I am experimenting a bit here, but I think it is successful. I think the doodles translate to stitchery very well.
Naturally, I have been looking at embroidery, both historical and modern. The Museum of Arts and Design had an exhibit called Extreme Embroidery. The show has closed, so, unfortunately,they have taken it off their website. Here are links to the websites of some of my favorites from the show.
Kate Krentz works with human hair. This is an old tradition, but her imagery is all modern. While you are at her site, be sure to click through the Art World Truths embroidered on overalls. So true!
Benji Whalen has embroidered tatoos on stuffed arms. The image of a guy sitting and sewing all this manly man stuff is quite amusing. Embroidery has such a girly connotations in the modern world.
Ke-Sook Lee makes work of such delicate and quiet beauty, I want to be in the place these works take me to.
(Image lifted from Megan Bogonovich )