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What a wonderful opening Saturday was! Many thanks to all who came out and to those who purchased works!! And to that end, I want to make sure everybody knows about our online store! All the works – that haven’t already been snatched up – are available online, for purchase, in Twilight Gallery’s STORE! So grab yourself a Dime Bag Daryl Doll,

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or a fabulous embroidered portrait of Lee Scratch Perry!

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Yep! It’s finally here (isn’t it amazing how things are months away, and you have tons of time and then suddenly, BANG!, they’re here), the opening of “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! So very excited! The work is fantastic!!

Here’s a final preview, and then I’ll post pictures tomorrow of tonight and links to buy online.

"No Woman, No Cry" by Anya Astapova

“No Woman, No Cry” by Anya Astapova

"Release the Bats," by MacKenzie Mollo

“Release the Bats,” by MacKenzie Mollo

"(American nostalgia #5) Blanket " by Luke Haynes

“(American nostalgia #5) Blanket ” by Luke Haynes

"Ani DiFranco" by Jessica Pambianco

“Ani DiFranco” by Jessica Pambianco

Hope to see you tonight! Please say hi if you’re there!!

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work by Anya Astapova

This show is going to rock, if you’ll pardon my terrible word choice. Here is the list of artists who will be showing in “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, opening Saturday, August 1st:

Anya Astapova, Alise Baker, Mark Bieraugel, Croshame, Jess de Wahls, Giddy Girlie, Kathy Halper, Becca Hammond, Luke Haynes, Daniel Hernandez, Bascom Hogue, Billy Kheel, Michelle Kingdom, Koe-Zee, Emma Rose Laughlin, Katharine Lawrie, Jenny Lee, Kate Madeira, Mackenzie Mollo, Matthew Monthei, Carie Musick, Ries Niemi, Jessica Pambianco, Carol Powell, Julie Sarloutte, Ellen Schinderman, Pete Seazle, Sophie Tomlinson, Meghan Willis, Wu Stitch, Darcy Yates

So excited! Coming at you, Seattle!!

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Get those submissions in for “Put the Needle on the Record!” Love what I’ve received so far. Today’s the final day to send yours in!

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Just a reminder, only two weeks left to submit works for “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery. We’ve got some amazing works and talent lined up already; can’t wait to see what you’re working on!!!

Hey all! I’m curating a second show this year, Put the Needle on the Record, at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! Very excited for this one, all music stuffs! Here’s some basic info:

Put the Needle on the Record at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, will explore the constant connection between visual art and music. They feed back and forth. Images inspire the music and the music surely inspires visuals. Cover art has been a part of the music experience since the first pieces of sheet music were published. Photos and portraits of musicians catch our imagination and allow us to feel what it might have been like to be there, at that show…

Artists, please submit musically themed works – needlepointed album covers, amiguri rockers, embroidered portraits, lyric explored (please push yourself creatively if doing this). All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery (machine, free hand, black work, crewel….), needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, plush, appliqué, tapestry, needle felting (i know it’s not stitched, but there’s needles and often blood, so it fully counts!), beading, mixed media (where fiber is a main component)… and any other stitchy forms i’ve forgotten (or woven or threaded or poked), please submit.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

Please go HERE for more details.

One of the things that was important to me to do this trip home was to go to Adam Yauch park in Brooklyn. I’m a BBoys fan since the early 80s, saw them the first time in ’84 opening for Madonna and the last time was their last tour for The Mix up in 2008. It’s a nice little park with a playground and two basketball courts. They’ve strung Tibetan flags and there’s a picture of Yauch and the Dali Lama. I think he would have liked it.

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RIP MCA; you are much missed. xx

A year ago today we lost Adam Yauch.  It’s been a very long, full, fast as shit year.  I can’t believe it’s been a year.

You may have heard, they dedicated a park to him in Brooklyn.  Like most everything to do with his death, it makes me cry.  But what gave me joy today is that one of my best and oldest friends – with whom I saw the Boys perform on several tremendous occassions – took his son this morning to check it out.

They left tags and flowers, and though I wasn’t wasn’t with them, I left my heart.

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RIP Adam Yauch, you brought much joy and light into our lives.

I was lucky enough to see Amanda Palmer perform again this week.  She blows me away.  During the opening performances – Jherek Bishoff, amazing in his own right – there was a box in the lobby asking you to write a secret, something bad or sad that had happened in your room.  During the performance she read them aloud, recording them, then played them back while singing Yaz’s “In My Room.” It gives me chills even now.

Life has been so so busy, I’m sorry I haven’t shared.  It’s all been pretty wonderful – or better, even.

The Bleicher opening was super fun; it’s always great to show somewhere new.  I love meeting new artists and curators and such, and the audience for each gallery and show is always different, so fun and interesting!

I’m hard at work on my piece for Crazy for Cult New York!! Wow, this year is flying by! I’m so excited to show in NYC again, and have all my East Coast pallies come out and play!  I’m making another over-sized cross stitch, no images I want to share yet, but it’s going to be a portrait of Little Edie!!!

And, continuing the theme of “I’m the luckiest girl in the world,” I had a pretty amazing experience this past week – seeing Amanda Palmer in private concert for about 90 people in the courtyard of Pop tART.  It was beyond.  She is truly an artist.  And so very gracious.  So that’s the second part of this experience for me, I was introduced to her.  Which is great I’m a fan, and that’s nice and all, but I realized later that because she’s married to Neil Gaiman, she knew Diana Wynne Jones (Neil Gaiman was very close to her).

Diana Wynne Jones has been my favorite author since 1982.  She passed away last year.  In some ways she has been one of the most important and consistent people in my life for the past 30 years.  I have read every book she’s written at least twice.  I still mourn her death.

And I met someone who knew her.

I don’t really care much about celebrity; growing up in NY and living in LA you’re kind of surrounded by it.  This is different.  I never considered being this close to someone who meant so much to me.  It has effected me very deeply.

Anyway… the show, as previously stated, was beyond.  Not only did Amanda Fucking Palmer kick ass, but I was introduced to the music of Die Roten Punkte and Jherek Bishoff (the sirens harmonized and added to the magic; amazing!).  Enjoy!

So much has already been said about MCA, all I can do is add my love and appreciation for all the music and joy he helped bring to my life, and for all that he was.  He is and will be so, so missed.

Ooh, Miss Peggy Lee was fabulous! She’s so blase and fierce! Look at that dress, that hair, that knowing, sly smile!

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