Thursday, September 04, 2008

When we do shows it takes me a while just to catch up with other parts of my life. One of the last things I do is a blog entry.

I also don't blog when things in general are hectic and static. Do you know what I mean? I feel really really busy and nothing is changing.

Anyway here I am.
The show was very vvveeerrryyy sloooooow. That puts some extra added pressure, the money thing, again.

I'm trying to get some writing and knitting completed because the book will be released soon,
I have been knitting, really just no pics.

here's the press release.
I think that the title may being changing.... not sure though.

*Knitting Art, profiles and works of 18 fiber artists who create fine art
from knitting

As some knitters craft mittens and sweaters, others find themselves taking flight into the realm of fine art, creating exhibition-quality works: wearables, sculptures, and installations. Knitting Art: Inspiration from Innovative Artists, an exploration of art knitting, profiles eighteen prominent and intriguing practitioners of this craft-turned-art. Author Karen Searle, herself a recognized fiber artist, examines the works and inspirations of these artists who choose to communicate their ideas through knitting. Over 150 color photographs illustrate each profile, documenting the artists’ work and at the same time offering inspiration to those who might transcend the purely practical aspect of knitting. The fiber artists encountered here include Kathryn Alexander, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Reina Mia Brill, Katharine Cobey, Carolyn Halliday, Ilisha Helfman, Barb Hunt, Laura Kamian, John Krynick, Donna Lish, Anna Maltz, Janet Morton, Debbie New, Mark Newport, Lindsay Obermeyer, Jeung-Hwa Park and Adrienne Sloane.

About the Author
Karen Searle is a fiber artist specializing in knit and crochet sculptural works. Her artworks have been exhibited in the United States and abroad since the late 1970s. She has presented classes, lectures, and seminars internationally, has curated fiber-art exhibitions, and served on international jury panels. Searle is a mentor to emerging artists through the mentor/protegee program of the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota. A former publisher of books on ethnic textiles, she writes about the arts for several publications. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Knitting Art: Inspiration from Innovative Artists
Author: Karen Searle
ISBN: 978-0-7603-3067-8
Retail: $34.95US - $38.50CAN - £25.00
Hardcover / 8.5 x 11 / 160 pages / 171 color photos
Pub Date: October 2008

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Harpa Jónsdóttir said...

That sounds like a very interesting book!

Sonya said...

I love knitting books and knitting art books even better. Cannot wait. When you go on the West Coast book tour, let me know.

MsAmpuTeeHee said...

Congrats! This is very exciting :-)