Sharing, Caring & Gratitude with a little blast from the past…

Dear Tina & friends, As you know, the Open Studio event took place last weekend and was a HUGE success! It was a treat seeing familiar faces as well as…

Working Table

Tina’s Working Table Notes:  I am holding this new invention I completed (well almost).  I came up with a method to contain epoxy resin in a circle.  It will go…

Vision 39

Dear Tina~ Believe it or not this structure used to be a tree house. I stumbled upon it while wandering in the woods and was immediately drawn to the broken…

ReVision 38

Dear Tina,  I took your 10 min. drawing challenge. Even though I wasn’t able to fit it in over the week I found a moment to pause today with my…

Laura Two Tina On Exhibit

Our work will be on exhibit at Laura’s Open Studio Event this weekend at Above Elite Studios in Westerly, Connecticut. We have mailed artwork back and forth to one another…

Eva Hesse and Friends

Dear Laura and Friends, To continue some thoughts related to last weeks post about maintaining a studio art practice and taming the impatient beast within, I thought I would share…

Working Table

Tina’s Working Table Notes: Today I confidently used the jigsaw.  I have been kind of dreading using this tool, but finally just put my safety glasses on and went for…

Vision 38

Hello Sweet T~ As you know I have been really jazzed up about the upcoming “Spring Fling” at my studio. In fact today I was interviewed by the lovely Karyn…

ReVision 37

Dear Tina~ I could not think of anything in Connecticut similar to the Spanish moss you described in your Vision this week. (Can anyone help me out?) I stumbled upon…

“Art After Dark”

Denny Riviera Dear Tina & friends, This past tuesday was met with several wonderful surprises. I had the pleasure of going to “Art After Dark,” another wonderful program hosted by…

Notes From Tina’s Studio

Dear Laura and Friends, I completed some work this week and wanted to write some notes to y’all about it (I really don’t talk with that southern accent, being from…

Vision 37

Dear Tina, Thinking about your trip to the Magnolia Plantation from last week’s ReVision reminded me to walk down to the magnolia tree we transplanted down by the river last…

Artini Night pics!

artini friend Dear Tina & friends~ Here are a few pics that were sent to me from Artini Hour this past Thursday. I forgot my camera and luckily for me…

Spring Fling at Above Elite Studios

Dear Friends~ The studio is a buzz of activity as we prepare for our first annual “Spring Fling” NOT to be missed!  We will be opening our studio doors for…

ReVision 36

This is our 200th post on the blog.  Whoohooo for us!  Thanks for coming along with us on the ride! Laura and Tina’s Vision for the week Laura and Tina’s…

Working Table

Laura’s Working Table notes: I received a lovely package from Tina with the paintings I started which she collaged with drawings. She also sent along these wonderful wooden boxes for…

Vision 36

Hello Sweet T~ The garden is exploding with life and color and this year I have decided I am going to make the time to appreciate it. I was enamored…

Art Exchange Collaboration

Dear Friends, Laura and I have been exchanging small pieces of art through the mail. She adds some paint and I add some collage/drawing. We gave three of these away…

ReVision 35

LAURA AND TINA’S VISION THIS WEEK LAURA AND TINA’S REVISION THIS WEEK Dear Laura, I really enjoyed watching the video of the glass artist, Jeffrey P’an, in his studio that…

SketchCrawl

Dear Tina & friends, I thought I would share a little glimmer of what our magical day looked like for the SketchCrawl this past Saturday. The day couldn’t have been…

Working Table

Tina’s Working Table Notes: This week the boys are on Spring Break so I moved my studio work into my garage.  It is working out very nicely and I think…

Vision 35

Dear Tina~ Don’t you love the COLOR & LIGHT in this vase!!! This piece of blown glass is one of the many gorgeous pieces of art by Jeffrey P’an of…

Ukrainian Egg Painting

Dear Tina & Friends~ Last week I tried my hand a Ukrainian egg painting known as “Pysanky”. Now mind you this is NOT something I thought I would ever have…

ReVision 34

~Laura and Tina’s Vision for this week~ Dear Tina, It was quiet timely that you mentioned how you “wonder about all the unseen movement of soil, water, and air around…

The Diversity of an art show

Hi Tina & friends~ I had the most DELIGHTFUL day at the Cate Charles Gallery helping to hang the Stonington Printmaker’s Society Show in the Stonington Borough. What a diverse…

Book Exchange- Tina’s turn (the book is almost complete!)

Dear Laura and Friends, You know, sometimes I look around at all the things I collect for my studio practice and wonder why I have all this “junk”.  Then this…

Working Table

Laura’s Working Table Notes: This weeks working table is my “framing table.” It is interesting thinking about how the many, many jobs I have had throughout my life find there…

Vision 34

Dear Tina, There was something magical happening with the sky while I was walking on this particular day. I was in NH at the Holderness School and felt enlivened by…

Which gelatin print would YOU pick?

Dear Tina & friends~ Many of you may remember from my previous post on gelatin prints how much fun I was having exploring the media. Well I am electrified to…

Groovy Artini Night FUN!

Dear Tina & friends~ I thought I would share some pictures of you from the Artini night I taught at the Mystic Arts Center on thursday. I taught a basic,…

ReVision 33

Laura and Tina’s Vision 33 posted on March 22 Our ReVision for the week… Dear Tina~ Looking at the evolution of your pear tree from your Vision last week inspired…

gratitude

Dear Tina & friends~ I have been thinking a lot about my time in NH with Artward Bound at the Holderness School. One of my favorite experiences took place the last…

Image Transfers

Dear Laura and Friends, I have been making image transfers of my drawings and photographs for years (www.tinahirsig.com).  Recently, I have been exploring new methods for doing this with a…

Working Table: March 23, 2010

Laura’s Working Table Notes: I thought I would share my fun working table from last week. I had the luxury of working on one of my altered books with our…

Vision 33

Dear Tina~ While away at Holderness I shared an apartment with our friend Marlene. As she carefully unpacked her bags I watched her set up a little alter in her…

Creativity at Holderness

Hello Tina & Friends~ This is the second video the magnificent Marlene White created with the students at Holderness School where we were both teaching this past week. You can…

Working Table: Kiki Smith

Dear Friends, Today we thought we would present a video of Kiki Smith for the Working Table.  This is her, candidly working at home and discussing the nature of being…

Vision; a return to something familiar

Dear Friends and Laura, This weeks Vision is a bit different given Laura’s teaching schedule.  Like I said before it is great to work as a team, so I am…

Magical Marlene’s video

Dear Tina & Friends~ I thought I would share an example of one of the workshops taking place at the Holderness School for Artward Bound where I am teaching this…

Working Table 3-9-10

I am presently in NH teaching an Altered Books Workshop, so my working table looks a little different. This is one of my background pages, along with a little envelope…

Culture of Creativity & ReVision 32

Dear Laura- I know that you are immersed in teaching and learning at the moment at Holderness, so I thought I would begin our ReVision with this post and when…

Honored at the Honor

I picked up one of my paintings from the Mystic Arts Center last week and would like to thank them for recognizing my painting, “Mind’s Landscape” in this years All…

International Women’s Day

Dear Friends & Laura, “Women are the real architects of society” –Harriot Beecher Stowe International Women’s Day was March 8.  This celebration began in 1911 and according to the official…

Vision 32

Dear Tina, I am currently in NH as a visiting artist. This will be my second year as part of their amazing program for Sophomores, called Artward Bound. It has…

ReVision 31

Dear tina, The lovely trees you photographed this week for your Vision immediately reminded me of this picture I took at Bluff Point in the fall. I remember walking in…

Bodacious Book Exchange

Hello Sweet T~ Do you have ANY idea how close we art to finishing our book?!?!? How long have we been working on it? I have to admit I did…

Working Table 3-2-10

Laura’s Working Table notes: This week I have been working on some gelatin prints for an upcoming show with the Stonington Printmaker’s Society which opens April 3rd at the Cate…

Vision 31

Dear Tina, Driving home from the studio the other day in the snow I was struck by this abandoned  house. I have seen it many times and have wanted to…

ReVision 30

Dear Tina, I had so much fun thinking about our first ever art giveaway. The birds you drew on top of the maps reminded me of the flocks of Canadian…

dreams, routines & journals

Lately the importance of having a daily routine has been on my mind. Some routines naturally fall into place while others are much more difficult. Morning journaling is one routine…