Multi-tasking tonight, as a friend asked me to paint something in his Moleskine sketchbook. However, his book (right), is the Moleskine journal for writing, not drawing. The pages are thinner, so I’m trying to thicken them up with multiple layers of Daler Rowney’s FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic Ink. As you can see, the page has warped a bit. We’ll see how this goes, and I will certainly post the results, because I know many of you use this journal as well.
Also, I bought Christmas lights today, so I will be in a cozy and cheerful mood for the rest of winter! The flowers also help.
Twin Transformers, 22x30 inches, archival ink on paper
Today I attended a wool dying demonstration at the Crimean Memorial Church in Beyoglu. It was such a wonderful event, attended by a small group of fascinating scholars and weavers from around the globe. In addition to learning about the weaving and dying process, I met a woman who teaches a class on creating pile carpets like the ones seen above. I can’t wait to sign up and begin learning about this beautiful art form from hands-on experience!
In other news: I have new art to photo document and post tomorrow. Hooray!
I just got home from the opening reception of my solo exhibition at Holy Coffee Cafe in Istanbul. I had such a great time, and would like to extend my profuse thanks to the Holy team! We had an amazing turn out, art sales, and free flowing wine. I was too busy talking to friends and art lovers to take any photos, but I hope to find some among my camera-happy friends later this week, which I will promptly post to Tumblr for your enjoyment.
Good night everyone, and thank you for a wonderful and memorable evening!
P.s. please “like” Holy Coffee on Facebook!
Anonymous asked: Would you ever consider selling prints of your moleskine journals? I think they are just wonderful.
Recently I’ve been doing some serious thinking about setting up an Etsy marketplace to sell affordable prints of my artwork. Unfortunately, this project has to wait until the fall of 2014. Printing and shipping in Turkey are incredibly expensive, so selling prints now would increase the labor and cost for everyone. So save your favorite pages and check back in 2014!
The latest in my carpet painting series, a design typical of Bergama of western Turkey.