“[Coworking] gives me the ability to get out of the house so that I can focus on other projects without being distracted. It also gives me access to other likeminded people which helps if you are trying to build a new business and etc.”Continue Reading
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As my summer internship at Groundwork! is sadly coming to an end, I wanted to share what I learned from spending time at Groundwork! and with its members over the last three months…Continue Reading
On Friday July 29, I attended the art opening of Emily Brodrick’s “Feminine Habitat” display. In addition to the pieces themselves, I found the inspiration behind the collection interesting as well. Emily took the idea of sewing and stitching being stereo-typically viewed as women’s work and morphed it into a loud and in-your-face display of art that challenges how stitching as a medium has been viewed throughout history.
Talking more with Emily at the reception, I learned more about how she created her artwork. She told me that it took her three years to complete the entire collection, and she worked on it one piece at a time. Once one piece was finished, it would inspire the next piece, as she kept the same concept and tweaked different details within each piece.
I got to learn about Emily’s first piece, her favorites, and I also got to hear the unknown stories behind each piece specifically. Did you know that “Face Holes” was originally meant to be a skirt for her to wear?
It was pretty incredible to learn how much work Emily put into executing her vision and how far she has come three years later. “Feminine Habitat” is a reflection of the passion and dedication exuded by Emily herself.
To learn more about Emily and her inspiration behind “Feminine Habitat” check out my fellow blogger Steven’s post here, where he talks more with Emily about her work
It was interesting to see the people who attended interacting with the pieces. Whether it be sitting with “Vulnerability”, entering the “Yarn Cave”, or sticking their faces in “Face Holes” or “Yarn People”, everyone who came by got enjoyment from Emily’s work. It felt nice to be a part of a community coming together to support and appreciate the work of one of their own.
Emily’s work will be on display in the Groundwork! Gallery until September 2nd. Come check it out if you missed the opening!
Photo Credit (all): Renee Riccardi
This summer flew by! Think back and try to remember what you wanted to do this summer. Did you get around to doing them? Here is a list of last-minute things you can plan to do while you still can.Continue Reading
Having such a sweet tooth myself, I made it my mission to go around the area and find the best places to get the top-of-the-notch treats. These are a few of the best that I visited, and you should definitely stop in next time you’re close by.Continue Reading
Looking for healthy recipes online is something I do a lot. I came across this article from BuzzFeed that I just had to share. It is a game-changer for people who love smoothies, such as myself. These three-ingredient smoothies are quick, easy, and come with a time-saving hack you should definitely give a try.Continue Reading
Although there are countless great things to say about Groundwork!, I did my best to limit it to the first 5 words that came to mind.Continue Reading
Although we all love those days where we feel like we can conquer the world, from time to time we have those mornings when we feel tired, sluggish, and unmotivated. You have a number of things to do today, but you just want to hit the snooze and go back to bed. We’ve all been there, and it’s not easy to snap out of it. Here are a few things you can try to do when your day just seems to be getting off to a slow startContinue Reading
“Underdogs come in many shapes and sizes but every great success story starts with one. When someone has with very little and rises up against the odds to make something great happen… well, that’s inspirational.”Continue Reading