indie craft parade

In September I will be a part of the Indie Craft Parade in Greenville, SC. It is the 2nd annual juried art market for upstate artists & will take place September 9-11th. My booth, Loose Tooth Studio, will be selling an assortment of my sweet-tart collages. I've got a new art media obsession, pearlescent watercolors & inks, to add a little glimmer to the collages.  The next month and a half will be spent preparing new work...my SC tax license arrived on Saturday, so it's official!  Come by and support local art!


It's been far too long since my last update.  The days of summer are drifting by...today I spent my Sunday making art in my studio, and it felt good to get back into a creative groove.  The past few weeks have been spent reorganizing and readjusting to life in Clemson after a whirlwind visit to Ohio.  I've launched a proper website, www.rachaelmadeline.com, and set up a proofing press (15" x 34" Nolan) in my studio.  On Saturday afternoon Steven and I ventured over to Greenville to bring a new batch of my drawings to Teresa at the art & light gallery.  The small series (all 4" x 6") are called 'sweet-tweets.'  Like my other recent drawing with chickadees, they chronicle a love story, this time on an intimate scale.  They begin as sketches on tracing paper, and are then overlapped with different hand-drawn patterns.  When the final composition is arranged, the image is transferred onto Stonehenge paper, via the handy light table my dad & I made together last December.  The drawings are then filled in with graphite, colored pencil and a variety of metallic inks.  Contact the gallery for purchasing details.