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Jo Reimer's Studio
I had the pleasure of visiting my friend,Jo Reimer'shouse and studio, and enjoying coffee
in her beautiful back yard.
Upon going to her studio, I was struck by this absolutely gorgeous quilt she had made. I had no idea that she also specialized in making quilts. I learned that she has a degree in Home Economics/Textiles and Construction, and that she taught in junior high and high school for several years as well as at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.
" ...I stuck with using the threaded needle, art quilting,...and sewing until 1998 when I turned off my sewing machine... and leapt into fine art...." - Jo
The whole atmosphere in her studio is awe-inspiring with all those art books,
places to draw, paint, and lots of beautiful paper!
"My favorite way of working is what I call collage painting. I apply dye, ink, watercolor, ...to paper...to create interesting collage papers that are uniquely mine." - Jo
" It's like my cooking...I sort of follow recipes
but mostly I wing it!" - Jo
She takes maps and shreds them...
...and combines them with collage and paint, to make these wonderful pieces of art.
..."I create my own sketchbook/art journals in which I make
plans, journal about art and life..."- Jo
She also takes her sketchbook traveling. She has a fabulous sketching kit
and a tiny watercolor set that she made herself!
She is having an Open Studio this weekend,
October 4 and 5, 2014, 11 am to 5 pm.
11990 NW Maple Hill Lane, Portland, OR
Thank you to Randall Tipton for introducing me to Jo
and thank you to Jo...
I had a lovely time at your house/studio! :)
Listening to while I paint:
The Lede, hosted by Jerod Morris
Artists Helping Artists, hosted by Leslie Saeta
Social Media Examiner, hosted by Michael Stelzner
"Wait, Wait.... Don't Tell Me!", hosted by Peter Sagal
Splendid Table, hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper
American's Test Kitchen, hosted by Christopher Kimball
Really helpful!: I am continually checking a dictionary, thesaurus, spell check, but one thing that has been particularly helpful is the grammar check! Please excuse any errors that I make and tell me! :)