I was going to garden but napping sounds so much better at the moment… And before you ask: yes, this IS how I plan on wearing my sunglasses all summer. #selfie #prescrptionsunglassesarePRICEY #finallyspring
A year ago today I made the (somewhat abrupt) decision to walk out of an emotionally toxic work environment and I have not once, not for a single moment, regretted that decision. Sure, I might now be the poorest I’ve ever been, but the past year has been… totally worth it. In the last twelve months I have shown work in four art shows and was accepted into the Chicago Artist Coalition’s Hatch residency. I cofounded Craft/Work and alongside Rachel Wallis ran a successful kickstarter campaign, curated an exhibition and organized a series of six artist lecture panels and free workshops. And I’ve somehow been able to support myself as a freelance/teaching artist. *Somehow* isn’t a mystery: I wouldn’t have survived this past year without my BEYOND AMAZING friends who have supported me emotionally, artistically and gastronomically. THANK YOU to everyone who has been there for me over the last year- I wouldn’t survived without you! I know that this life can’t last, and who knows what will happen in the future… but I’m proud of everything I accomplished this year. And I’m still proud of the moment I said enough was enough, threw my hands in the air and yelled, “RINEHART OUT FOREVER.”
There was also THIS moment today when a student wanted to know what an anchor looked like. Luckily, I had planned for this and dressed accordingly.
Oh, kids camps. How could I forget? #kidsareweird #kidsclasses #surprisinglywellrendered #screenprintonfabric #screenprinting
Q: Why you so fabulous? <3 I'm so glad I ran into you at 221B con and got your contact info! I've been quilting since 1990 back when it wasn't cool to sew or knit and it's so exciting to see how widespread and appreciated it is now. Judging from what we saw at con, lots of people have succumbed to the thrill!
*spits drink out dramatically
Hiiiiiiii. It was so awesome meeting you, too! I’ve been a huge fan of Three Patch since the very beginning so it was a little surreal meeting everyone and finding out you’re all EVEN MORE AWESOME in person. Thanks for getting in touch again!!
And yeah- we’re definitely in a quilting/sewing/knitting/crafting Renaissance at the moment; sussing out the popularity of this resurgence has been one of the recurring themes in a recent project of mine, Craft/Work. It’s definitely one of the reasons I love going to 221b. Everyone is SO EFFING TALENTED. I love that we can bring out crafting and writing and thinking nerdisms together in order to nerd out about something else we all love: Sherlock!
Happening right now! The #Craft/work exhibit opening at Beauty and Brawn Gallery in Logan Square! Come on over while there’s still cheese! W/ @raquelitaw