Sunday, March 21, 2010

I'm getting really excited about my show! I've gotten a couple of listings so far, including Greenpointers, which is actually the blog I found out about the gallery opportunity at Kill Devil Hill, which lead to me having a show there.

I posted this postcard before, but realized having plain text in addition would be helpful, so here's the scoop:

Dirty Lines: Illustrations & Soft-Core Embroideries
The Art of Rebecca Levi

2-Day Pop-Up Gallery at
Kill Devil Hill
170 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

(take the G to Greenpoint Ave, it's just a couple of blocks away - easy!)

I'm hoping to meet more folks from the blogging and embroidery communities there!

All the best,

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Postcard for My Show

I am so relieved to have the invite for my show done!

I hadn't used Photoshop for ages, and my version of it is ancient. But necessity is the mother of invention, and I ended up having fun putting this together.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Big Felt Flowers

It's been a while since I have spent some time with one of my favorite craft blogs, the Purl Bee. I particularly enjoy following Molly's Sketchbook, as she specializes in patchwork, and also does a lot of embroidery, Sashiko, and other beautiful stitching projects.

I was quite pleased to see Molly's Felt Flower Pillows project - I love the combo of the cheerful, bold yellow blooms and the more sedate neutral colors. There are so many great felt project on the web, but mostly on a real micro level (eg: verybigjen's amazing pincushions) - I like how Molly's project uses unexpectedly generous pieces of felt.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dirty Lines: Illustrations and Soft-Core Embroideries

I'm having my first solo show in over 4 years - AND I'm showing my embroidery for the first time in a gallery. See below for details, and I'd love to see you there!

Bad Romance

Wow, once again it's been awhile since I've posted, but I haven't been idle. This is just a sneak peak of some larger embroidered art pieces intended for my solo art show coming up on March 27th and March 28th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

A bit back, I found a cache of 1950s Romance Comics in Provincetown (I haven't posted the source material yet, but they are similar to these). I've been working my way up to larger wall pieces, and these are definitely the most complex I've done in terms of multiple characters, and comic book panel framing.

They took a looooong time to complete. I wanted to use a colorful but limited palette, and several times had to tear out and redo sections to make sure they composition was balanced. I decided to use thought bubbles but leave them blank, in order to allow the viewer to fill in the sordid plot with their own imagination.