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…

Three Announcements…

Dear Friends, I have three announcements today. One:  Plum Elements Gallery, in Charleston South Carolina, is closing it’s doors at the end of the month and there will be a…

Working Table

Laura’s studio notes: It was so gorgeous on Saturday (45 degrees!), I ventured out to the Bluff for a lovely walk with a friend of mine after yoga. After our…

Vision 30

Dear Friends, To follow up on our free art giveaway, this week Laura and Tina will be reflecting on the work created for the event.   Our Vision is the three…

And the winners are….

We are over the moon excited to announce the lucky winners of our first ever, fabuloso art giveaway!!! CONGRATULATIONS Jeannine, Jackie & Cassie! WE could not be happier for you.…

Free Art!

We have one more day for people to enter our Free Art Giveaway.  See our post “You made it! Welcome” for details (all you have to do is simply leave…

Book Exchange/backtracking

Dear Tina~ After seeing the next page of our book I realized I only gave you and our friends a “tease” of my last page of our book so I…

ReVision 29

Dear Tina, First of all, no snow since 1989, eh? I am dating myself, but that was the year I graduated from High School!!! Seeing the excitement on your children’s…

Book Exchange-next page completed

*Don’t forget to leave a comment on our post “You Made It! Welcome” to enter our drawing for FREE ART.  Read the details on that February 14th post.  We look…

Working Table

*Don’t forget to leave a comment on our post “You Made It! Welcome” to enter our drawing for FREE ART.  Read the details on that February 14th post.  We look…

Vision 29

Don’t forget to leave a comment on our post “You Made It! Welcome” to enter our drawing for free art.  Read the details on that February 14th post.  We look…

You made it! Welcome

Here we are being all cheesy giving each other the high five after finishing our banner. Tina can obviously jump higher than Laura as she got cropped out of the…

ReVision 28/giveaway

Dear Friends, The ReVision this week is also our giveaway.  Laura started this artwork by creating the paintings and sending them in the mail to Tina.  Tina decided on adding…

Book Exchange

Dear Friends and Laura, Today I wanted to highlight a project Laura and I have been working on for almost two years.   Below is how we have described this project…

Working Table

Laura’s Working Table Notes: Hi Tina, Yesterday you emailed me and mentioned how excited you were to have a “me” day in the studio to reconnect with your work. So…

Vision 28/giveaway

Dear Friends, This week our Vision comes to you in the form of a gift (in the making). Yes, we want to give you this artwork! Of course there is…

BEAR (Bay End Art Retreat)

Hi Tina & friends! I have mentioned in past posts having “goddess parties” with my friends in NH. They usually took place with the change of seasons and often had…

ReVision 27

Hello my magnificent friend! After reading your Vision for the week I let my mind wander to what simple things bring me JOY. One of the simplest indulgences I do…

Support of the arts

Dear Tina & lovely friends~ After reading Tina’s post yesterday about supporting the arts I thought I would share some exciting news of support in the arts within the town…

Support The Arts…please

Dear Friends and Laura, The other day I received news that a wonderful business in Charleston is closing.  Andrea Schenck at Plum Elements Gallery has hosted not only my work…

Working Table 2-2-10

Tina’s Working Table Notes:  today was spent thinking about our collaborative book exchange.  I am building on your nest image with torn text pages (a vintage book about how to…