Category Archives: process

Letting go…

I started work on a new moon piece for June. In June. I didn’t finish it because I realized it was too much like all the others in the series…unlike most of the other series I’ve worked on, this one … Continue reading

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So Many Moons….

Over the last few months, I have become somewhat obsessed with the moon. With the idea of a moon, the presence of moons, the atmospherics, the drama. Before I moved to the ‘burbs, at any moment I could have told … Continue reading

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Structure Counts

A few months ago I ‘finished’ a whole cloth piece–it’s kind of abstract, kind of expressionistic, and I like the fact that for once I held back and did minimal stitching on it. The heavier lines shown above were initially … Continue reading

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In Which I Move Cautiously…

Last week I did something that I have rarely done in the past. In accordance with my faith in the Doritos Principle of Fabric (use it, you can make more), I usually think of an idea, and then just jump … Continue reading

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How I spent my winter vacation…

I just returned from a 10 day vacation in the sunny, warm south. It was a laid back time, spent with family, actually getting hot a few times. While I was taking a break from making art, there was little … Continue reading

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Making Do

I have a lot of stuff. Maybe more than I can ever use. This was painfully brought home to me when we moved a couple of years ago. I spent some time this winter going through it, and I still … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on a Winter’s Day

Lots of things racing in my head, in no particular sequence or connection. 1.The surest way to find a lost object–in this case a rotary cutter that was so lost I figured it would take weeks to find–is to buy … Continue reading

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A Step Too Far….

For years I have followed the Doritos principle of art making–use it, you can make more. It enables me to act instead of hesitating, to try things that are kind of scary, just to see how it comes out. If … Continue reading

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On Being an Artist…

© 2010 BJ Parady Cercis 4 Recently I attended what was supposed to be a workshop but which turned out to be mostly a ‘look at me, I’m an artist’ event–the ‘star’ being the leader of the workshop. There was … Continue reading

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Finding Extras

© 2010 BJ Parady Along the way to making art, I keep ending up with surfaces that intrigue and attract me. Like the Homasote board above, on which I paint things. Over time, layers and layers have been laid down, … Continue reading

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