Art Exhibit: Orange County Arts Council Members Show, Pine Island, NY

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 in art, painting | 2 Comments
Art Exhibit: Orange County Arts Council Members Show, Pine Island, NY

This was a great local show with over 50 artists showing their work on March 27-30 in Pine Island, NY.  I’m happy to say that my painting was purchased by a lovely art supporting neighbor who has a wonderful gallery of art in her home.   Thanks to Michael Tobin for the pics below:   […]

Welcome to the Tropical Fusion Bloghop!

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 in art, fashion, pattern, textile | 30 Comments
Welcome to the Tropical Fusion Bloghop!

Hello! I’m Femi Ford, an artist in NY, USA. I love painting, printmaking, and creating patterns for textiles! PREVIOUS ARTIST:  Jennifer Rogers               NEXT ARTIST:  Tina Olssen of FYLLAYTA. BLOGHOP START:  Groovity Surface Design RADIANT RIO is the title I’ve given to my prints inspired by the Tropical Fusion theme and Pantone Color of the year, […]

Tropical Fusion Bloghop: Jan 18-21!

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in inspiration, nature, pattern, textile, trends | No Comments
Tropical Fusion Bloghop:  Jan 18-21!

On Jan 18-21, you are invited to a pattern bloghop featuring close to 50 designers inspired by the theme, “Tropical Fusion” AND the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid! Mary Tanana of Groovity Surface Design has graciously organized the bloghop and Lisa Rivas designed the fabulous logo.   So please, either come back here on […]

New Prints at Indigo!

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in pattern, shows, updates | No Comments
New Prints at Indigo!

  Indigo NY, Jan 14 & 15, check out my work at booth 5E12 with hunt+gather and D. Matt Smith!

Gelatin Mini-Prints

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 in art, gelatin, pattern, printmaking | No Comments
Gelatin Mini-Prints

I made these mini-gelatin prints to giveaway as “trades” during the Call of the Wile Soul art retreat last November.  I printed with a bunch of my own stencils, store bought stencils and found objects. Some prints I embellished by hand with paint.  I wrapped them with other scraps of collage paper and trinkets for […]

Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in art, female, nature, self, updates, vacation | No Comments
Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat

It is now over a month ago that I attended the Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat in Petaluma, CA. I posted an album of photos on my Facebook page which captures the essence of my trip.  This is a small selection.    I am so grateful to the universe for prodding me along […]

Remembering November

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in baby, craft, family, updates | No Comments
Remembering November

November was a gust that blew through here like a hurricane and left in it’s path smiles, laughter, crafts, gifts and cheers…and continued through December.    We celebrated many family birthdays and welcomed my new niece Reece!  Here are a few fun photos of things we made and did in November:

Studio Sale!

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 in art, studio | No Comments
Studio Sale!

UPDATED with images…thanks to Gary Genetti Glass and Mena Messina Jewelry for hosting such a gracious open studio tour! And shout out to another local artist & illustrator, Judy Pederson, who’s children’s books I will be reading tonight!       ————————————————— Please come and visit our Studio Sale at 74 Walling Rd, Warwick, NY […]

Inspiration: Christopher Wool & threeASFOUR

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in art, fashion, inspiration, pattern | No Comments
Inspiration:  Christopher Wool & threeASFOUR

I happened to be in NYC this week and was lucky to pop into the Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum for a shot of inspiration.  Although they were still setting up Christopher Wool’s exhibit at the Guggenheim, his work was large and high contrast black and white so I could see it from the sidelines.  […]