Printer. Seamstress. Photograph taker. Picture maker. Self-taught chemist. Business woman. Advisor. Teacher. Gardener. Pickler. Chicken keeper. One time bread baker. Kayaker. Birdwatcher, albeit late rising. Reader. Artist. Citizen.
“For me, studio work is like bird watching – guided by skill, graced by chance.”
Smithsonian CraftOptimism April 22 to May 1, 2021
As Blue Skies Workroom, I was invited to participate in the Smithsonian's special Spring online craft show, CraftOptimism, featuring artists using sustainable practices in studio work, April 22- May 1, 2021. For CraftOptimism, I designed and made several new bags and pillows that I hope to continue to produce in 2021 - and with care and luck, offer at a few in-person events soon. Miss you.
Quirk Gallery Pop Up Sat. May 4
Saturday May 4 10am-5pm Quirk Gallery. I'll be there as Blue Skies Workroom, debuting comfy screenprinted linen throw pillows. Will have some large totes and handbound books as well.
Upcoming Workshops Spring/Summer 2019
- Make a Pinafore - Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26, Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA
- Playing with Books - 6 Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday, June 18 - Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA
- Zip It! (learn to make zippered pouches) - Sunday, July 27 - Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA
- Bookmaking as Narrative - 4 Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday, August 6 - Visual Arts Center, Richmond VA
Creative Mornings & Making Money
"Art of Making Money" in RichmondMagazine.com
Alyssa Salomon, artist-in-residence at the VCU School of Business, ends her tenure with a talk about material exploration
Alyssa Salomon speaking on CRAFT for Creative Mornings RVA
Creative Mornings RVACraft - Alyssa Salomon
Trunk Show at Quirk Gallery Friday & Saturday June 8 & 9