Richard Schwartz, PhD, accepted a custom painting, entitled The Hope Merchant as a gift of gratitude from me. I presented the painting to him during an IFS training at the Cambridge Health Alliance in April. Thank you Dr. Schwartz for founding a paradigm that is used in psychotherapy, addictions treatment, conflict negotiations, childhood education, and as a personal daily practice. IFS extends compassion and hope in a world of complexity.
Cambridge Open Studios 2018, Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th. Noon to 6 PM. Paintings for sale in a group space inside the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall. Lots of parking available. Take the Green Line or buses to Lechmere. I will be doing an ongoing demonstration of acrylic painting throughout the weekend. Special additional gifts with purchase!
“Self-Leadership” (for sale in 100 Part in 100 Days Series) won a Governor’s Citation in recognition of being chosen for a juried exhibition sponsored by the Massachusetts Office on Disability. The Breaking Barriers exhibit (November 14-24) in the Mass. State House is available online at www.mass.gov/mod/art. Governor Charles D. Baker’s citation reads: “Your artwork helps raise awareness of how people with disabilities overcome barriers and stigma.”
I will be attending the 2017 Internal Family Systems (IFS) Annual Conference over the weekend of October 28th and 29th at the Omni Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island.
I hold supreme gratitude for the effectiveness of Internal Family Systems therapy. IFS concepts are a theme of several of my art series, namely Self and 100 Parts in 100 Days. In the former, words associated with “Self” (compassion, curiosity, calm, confidence, clarity, courage, creativity, connection, patience, persistence, perspective, playful, presence) are the focus. The latter, an ambitious series of 100 mixed media pieces produced in 100 days, was an exercise in artistic creativity employing IFS techniques.
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A simple toddler’s dress. But a closer reading of the fabric text reveals a child’s voice of deliverance and directives for love and care.
I composed the phrases of text in Photoshop, and the cotton fabric was printed by an online company used by TV’s Project Runway contestants. I researched online for a baby dress pattern printed in 1951, my birth year, and found McCall’s pattern #1640. The lime green grosgrain ribbon with ladybugs references my childhood nickname “ladybug” used by my maternal grandmother.
Part of the Self series, ‘Please See Me: The Ladybug Dress‘, is for for sale, along with a small hanger and custom-made white cotton cover. It can be displayed in an acrylic box, on a mannequin, hanging, or simply laid out.
Truly a labor of love. A unique piece of fiber art.
‘Please See Me: The Ladybug Dress’ won the Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2017 All School Show Award for Fibers.