Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fun with Gelatin Printmaking

THIS was a ridiculous amount of fun. I haven't "played" lately as I've been doing shows, completing orders, hanging work, etc. So today I spent the morning trying techniques in Rayna Gillman's book, "Create your own printed cloth" -- and it was a blast. I didn't get too complex, just using bubble wrap, string, and some other items handy in my kitchen, along with a gelatin plate for printmaking. Simple stuff by any standard, but it was really fun, and I found a use for the extra fabric that I used to cover my dining room chairs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Inner Noise" Exhibit at Caladan Gallery

I am so pleased to be included in the online juried exhibit "Inner Noise" at Caladan Gallery. Here is the enticing write-up they had for my mixed media collage pieces:

It is with the layering of texture combined with the subject that this artist creates the visual representation of memory in its most elusive and typical form. She has created a model of consciousness, distant and intriguing, as in the tradition of the process of storing memory. From time to time one can pick out images, bring them to consciousness, and then turn and keep them locked in a box, ready for the next interlude of personal investigation. These images by Christine O'Brien remind us that our memories are available to us, if even momentarily.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Boston Handmade at SoWa was a blast!

We had such a fun time today in the South End at the SoWa Open Market. Our Boston Handmade group was out in full force -- artists, jewelers, crafters, clothing artisans and more -- with our very own row of tents.

I shared my tent with Sedie who made the most beautiful knitted neck warmers.

Can't wait to do it again.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Boston Handmade at SoWa THIS SUNDAY

UPDATE: I just found out we are going to have MUSIC for this show, from noon to 4pm. How awesome is that?!!

(and now back to my original blog post...)At the beginning of this year I joined a group called Boston Handmade, a collection of artisans who sell work on etsy. It's a fabulous group of talented crafters and artists from whom I have learned so much. This Sunday, a large number of Boston Handmade members will be exhibiting (including me!) at the Sowa Open Market on Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End.

Come down and visit!

Showing and selling handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, house wares, art, photography, toys, and sculpture. Boston Handmade promotes local independent businesses and individuals creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade works in small studio environments, not factories. For more info about Boston Handmade visit:

Monday, October 06, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Baked Fresh, Sunday October 5 -- Don't Miss It!

This Sunday, October 5, I'll have a booth at Baked Fresh, which seems like it'll be the coolest indie-art festival in town!  Lots of art, music, good weather...come on down to the South End and check it out.