Saturday, September 20, 2014

Henry David Thoreau Plaque Dedication in Milwaukee, WI

poster and detail from  narrative quilt with Leslie Anne Cochran's
"Eyes Bluing Through the Sepia"
(cover art for Waking With Thoreau by Jeffrey Riordan Hinich)

Henry David Thoreau
Milwaukee Plaque Dedication

Sponsored by:

Colectivo Coffee

170 S. 1st Street 
Milwaukee, WI
Saturday - September 27, 2:00-4:00 pm

"Waking Henry David Thoreau From His One Night of Rest in Milwaukee"
Written by: Jeff Hinich
Performed by:
Jeff Hinich • Bonnie Halvorsen • Gary Halvorsen

Keynote Speakers:
Milwaukee's Current Poet Laureate (the 7th):
Jeff Poniewaz
and Milwaukee's Second Poet Laureate: Antler

Individual presentations by poets, musicians, artists:
Susie Krause • Harvey Taylor • Christina Zawadiwsky
Leslie Hinich Cochran • Betty Salamun

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sketching & Watercolor Journal Style


I took a class recently taught by Jane LaFazio, "Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style".
Jane is a wonderful teacher and I felt it was time to step out of comfort zone, ie: into the land of sketching, drawing, painting. It has been years since I really sat down to draw anything that was in front of me.  The class was held at the Center for Creative Renewal in Encinitas, an amazingly beautiful place and with infinite wonders of natural materials to sketch and paint.  This is my first attempt: some shamrocks, a fern and a decayed eucalyptus leaf. I had not water-colored in years either.  I really enjoyed the process and the journal style ideas.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fool's Journey Art Quilt

Finishing up a once a month, 6 month art quilt class with Jane LaFazio.  This is quilt # 3, entitled 'Fool's Journey' consisting of 6 mini 'quilts' attached to a 12.75" x 19" velvet and felt backing.  Jane is a phenomenal mixed media artist working predominantly in fabric and cloth. Each class was a different type of art quilt technique, this one : 'working tiny' was my favorite.  I left most of the edges unfinished and the felt backing was a sturdy and easy to work with canvas.  The two 'faux postage' images are adaptations of the male and female fool cards from my Tarot deck, printed on silk. The stars are from a handmade stamp on hand dyed fabric.  I decided to break up the linear with a meandering path of silk embroidered stars on a piece of vintage velvet. Other details: antique buttons, a crow button, botanical cactus prints on silk, hand painted silk ribbon, a brass bell and some text from a curious little pamphlet dated 1924 and inexplicably named:
 "Are the Planets Inhabited?".


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Illustrations for the new book: Waking With Thoreau






Waking With Thoreau, Lungs of the Planet and Other Possibilities
is a new book by Canadian author, Jeffrey Riordan Hinich. 

Illustrated by Leslie Anne Cochran
Published by Dreamythology

Limited signed 1st editions available:
Please visit wakingwiththoreau

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