full bloom

I couldn’t resist another shot of the mandarin honeysuckle vine now that it’s covered in blooms. Having something this beautiful in my life just makes me feel so blessed. Also, this vine happens to be growing on the arbor my dad built for our wedding 15 years ago today…beauty abounds.

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passing the hat

Hi there. I know I’ve been a very distant blog friend lately. It’s been a very hectic year so far and not showing any signs of slowing down. That said, I miss this space and I have been thinking about how to resuscitate it in the new year.

I’m showing up today to tell you about my first solo exhibition opening in just THREE WEEKS. Oh, yikes. I have a lot to do…Here’s a little taste of what I’m putting together:

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Do you want to hear something funny? I haven’t told anyone this yet – The title of the show is actually “everyday extraordinary” but after I created the graphics, and the slideshow and the Kickstarter project I realized I’d reversed the title on EVERYTHING. So, we’re off and running with ‘Extraordinary Everyday’.

If you know me, you understand that while this reversal may seem like a small mistake, a nuance really, it is like a piece of sand in the shoe of my rather particular writer’s brain 🙂

Anyway, solo shows are exciting and important and also expensive. This is where the hat passing comes in.

I am running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production costs for the show by pre-selling prints – many of these images are available in limited editions for the first time.

If you follow the blog, you will see many familiar images in the show, hopefully some of  your favorites.

Please VISIT my KICKSTARTER PROJECT PAGE to see my project video,  watch a SLIDESHOW preview of the exhibition, learn more about the show and become a backer. Also, if you’d share the project with friends by posting to your blog or social media, that would be amazing.

My goal is $3,000 to produce 30-40 framed exhibition prints and travel to the gallery to install the show and attend the opening reception. As of this post, the project is 35% funded with 8 days to go. The deadline to contribute is Friday, August 8th.

Thanks for checking out the project and for the interest and support you’ve always shown me. I look forward to sharing new pictures and connecting with you more in the near future. – Terra

 

long time no see + two openings

Hi there. I’ve been absent from the blog for a while. A long while. Let’s consider the past three months my creative hibernation…

I figured today was as good a time as any to jump back in since I have pieces in two exhibitions opening tonight!

While I haven’t been blogging or taking many photos lately, I have been working on other projects and business opportunities; I hope to start sharing more about all that in the coming weeks. Plus, I’m revving up to get out with my camera ASAP and often.

Opening tonight at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd, MN: Lush Vibes (isn’t that a great name for a spring show?). I’m exhibiting one of the images from the Never-Ending Wood series for the first time. It’s all about GREEN, the color I miss most this time of year.

 

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Also opening tonight: Encroaching City at Flow Art Space, a group exhibition that ‘looks at city life juxtaposed with the natural environment, the relationship between humans and nature, and the footprint city living creates’.

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minneapolis craft’za

Well, I think it’s safe to say that my 2013-edition 365 project is pretty much dead at this point. It was a good run and I created tons of new pictures and stumbled onto two new bodies of work I’m excited about. The latter part of the year has become jam-packed with art fairs, volunteer opportunities, freelance gigs, and family stuff. I’ll get back to shooting & sharing regularly but maybe not in the near, near future…

I am posting today, however, not to apologize but to invite you to my latest indie art & craft fair happening tomorrow, Saturday November 16th from 10-5. It’s called CRAFT’ZA and is presented by the same folks who put on CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA in the spring. There will be demos, food trucks, and approximately 60 makers inside the historic Grain Belt Bottling House atrium. Warm, cozy, and brimming with creativity! Sounds tempting, right?

I will be previewing some new items and I’ll have holiday cards, stone tile coasters, wood blocks and calendars – all fantastic gifts. If you can’t make it tomorrow, I’ll be gradually stocking up my Etsy shop with all these items, too!

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spirit of the st. croix

I know. My blog is sadly neglected these days. I promise to give it some TLC next week. I’ve been working night & day to get ready for this weekend’s Spirit of the St. Croix in Hudson, WI. It promises to be a beautiful art festival along the St. Croix River with food, live music, demonstrations, stuff for the kids to do and last, but not lease: 80+ local artists including moi. Take a drive and come visit me. I’ll have new work, a selection of wood block mounted prints and a smile for you.

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Spirit of the St. Croix, Lakefront Park, Hudson, WI

Saturday 9/28 (10 – 5) and Sunday 9/29 (11 – 4 )

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Yesterday I got to scope out my digs for the upcoming CRAFTSTRAVAGANZA! (say it loud with lots of reverb). I’m really excited to be part of this big, indie craft fair at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul. Consider yourself invited! The big day is Saturday, May 11 from 10am to 5pm. I’ll be rolling out new work and new items including wood-mounted prints.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop and say hi. I’d love to see you.

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