In Process ~ A Special Banner

A tree, leaves, spirals, fruit, human hands – this is a detail/close-up photo of a banner I’m working on for a church. After it’s been presented (November) I’ll be able to post a photo of the entire banner.

This has been in process since May. It makes my heart sing to work with colors I love and symbols that are important to me.

Made of cotton fabrics via applique´.

ArtsWalk opens this evening in Chatham

This is the big weekend!

This year, ArtsWalk is in Chatham as well as in Hudson, NY. The Opening Party is from 6 to 9 PM at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on October 8th, with events and exhibits happening in many places throughout Chatham over the weekend. Shops on Main Street have donated their window space to local artists. My feathery work may be found in the window of Cow Jones Industrials, on Main Street in Chatham.

“With These Wings” Feather Vest by Katharine Houk

The event is sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts. I will be at Opening Night, where I have an Otherworldly piece. I hope to see you there!

ArtsWalk in Chatham!

This year, ArtsWalk will be in Chatham as well as in Hudson, NY. The Opening Party is from 6 to 9 PM at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on October 8th, with events and exhibits happening in many places throughout Chatham over the weekend. Shops on Main Street have donated their window space to local artists. The event is sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts. I will be at Opening Night, and my work will be in a couple of venues. I hope to see you there!

Cosmic work in the new studio

Settling in, unpacking as I continue work on the Temple.

My thread stash is on the wall,

Part of Katharine's thread stash.

the buttons are (mostly) in their jars,

Button jars in the window

and Somebody’s Aunt Martha has found a window seat.

Aunt Martha at the window

In bits and pieces, I am finding snippets of time to play with light, energy, and new elements, as I continue work on the Temple of the Cosmos.

Cosmic Temple in progress

Everything’s Been Moved!

It’s a bit crowded and chaotic, but everything has now been moved to my studio in the renovated barn.  Planning an Open House in June ~ date TBA.

Some photos:

Hourglass and friends

Books and bags on the wall

Handmade curtains used as a space divider

Somebody's Aunt Martha waiting patiently on a clothing rack

Pizza Pah-tay and Pictionary!

Local artists and fine craftspeople associated with ChathamArt gathered this evening for pizza cooked on an outdoor grill (plus salads [green and fruit]), and the wine flowed freely. Dinner was followed by cookies and ice cream, plus a confusing but riotous game loosely based on Pictionary, as only artists would interpret it! It was the perfect end for a day spent cutting and stacking wood and moving to my new studio.

We’re already planning our next gathering. To learn more about this loosely but warmly knit group, visit ChathamArt. Based in Columbia County, NY.

Pizza and Pictionary