Wonder Women… realized

I can’t believe its done. All I need to do is find a wall big enough to hang it and photograph it.

Wonder Women is a riot of pony beads, buttons, bottle caps, crystals, mirrors, flowers, embroidery, and bling measuring a 10’x8’.

Over the course of four weekends, Garden Level hosted four Sewing Circles. More than twenty people headed the call. Each influencing the work in their own way.

A nine-year-old girl walked in off the street with her mom and learned to sew her very first button. Even, two men joined the fun and documented their work.

Photo by Khaled Elbanna

A massive thank you to everyone one who stepped in to sew and offer their helpful suggestions. Shout outs too…

my studio assistant, Victoria Rozario, and local artists, friends and collectors, Sonya Askew, Andrea Morin, Maria Ross, Deirdre Kennedy, Corrine Beth Bentley, Shilpa Gowan, Leslie Sheryll, Beverly McCutcheon, Donna Drew, Diana Tyson, Jasmine Malloy, Carolyn Logan, Colleen Mullen, William Jiggets, Khaled Elbanna, Cecilia Rozario and anyone else i inadvertently left off.

Many hands makes light work.

The tapestry will show at Visual Arts Center in Summit NJ this Fall. I hope everyone who helped make this piece come together will make it to the opening. Details to come.

 

Sewing Circle Part 3 this Sunday

I printed my Woman Woman Selfie onto heavy fabric for a 10’x8′ tapestry.

Im on deadline for a show and need help sewing bottle caps, buttons and beads onto the fabric for the hair. I need help sewing on bling.

I’ll be at Garden Level Gallery from 11:00am-4:00pm Sunday 7/29. Come for 30mins or come for the duration. Bring a friend or just yourself.

RSVP

Yes, I will have snacks and day drinking beverages on hand… 🙂

If you can’t sew, don’t worry, this You Tube video will teach you the basics.


Sewing Party This Saturday (7/14)

and you are invited… DM me to RSVP.

I printed my Woman Woman Selfie onto heavy fabric for a 10’x 8′ tapestry.

Im on deadline for a show and need help sewing bottle caps, buttons and beads onto the fabric for the hair.

If you can’t sew, don’t worry, we are really just tying knots. Check the 3 short You Tube videos below and you will be ready to hand sew. EASY

Come for 30 mins or come for the duration. Bring a friend or just yourself.

Mimosas, ice tea, fruit and continental breakfast/brunch fare will be served.

Plus you will have my gratitude.

Sewing Party

Date: Saturday July 14th

Time: 11:30am-3:00pm

Location: Garden Level, 315 3rd Street Jersey City NJ.

For Locals: 3rd Street between Cole & Monmouth Streets.

From Manhattan: Take the Path Train to Grove Street exit  and walk up Newark Avenue. Turn right on Cole Street and right on 3rd Street.

Step down to the Garden Level, the door will be unlocked.

Wonder Woman Selfie WEB
48″x36″x2″ Mixed Media 2017 I LOVE Wonder Woman. I grew up watching the Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman and wanted to be a bad ass too. After seeing Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman in Theaters, I knew I had to pattern my next Super Selfie after Wonder Woman

 

Garden Level Gallery Open For Studio Visits

I have been driving around Jersey City looking up old buildings on Zillow for 4 years reciting the words, “it would be nice to have a my own gallery for my work…”

Well that day has finally come. In January, I took over the lease at _gaia and have been hard at work decluttering the studio and overhauling the space to accommodate larger art shows. Like Garden Level Gallery on Facebook.

Our first show is Hoboken Arts’ “New Works” for JCFriday’s on March 2, 2018. The opening is 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please come.

Once Spring arrives, McCarty plans to get busy in the garden. given the Pinterest board action i’ve seen, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with. The garden oasis is going to be awesome.

DM if you would like to schedule a studio, playlist and wine pairing visit. I’d love to host you.

315 3rd Street, Jersey City NJ, between Cole & Monmouth Streets.

From NYC: take Path Train to Grove St stop and walk up Newark Avenue, Rt on Cole Street, Lt on 3rd Street to 315 3rd Street.

Step down to the Garden Level.