New York

Visiting New York City

In November of 2011 I traveled to New York City to attend the opening of Uncommon Threads, an exhibit of art quilts at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, to experience my artwork exhibited in a gallery in the city for the first time.

This trip reignited my passion for the city, especially the architecture (and the food) and was my first time back after leaving New York in 1992 after a 2 year stint in Westchester County.

I returned to the city to celebrate my daughter’s 16th birthday in April, 2012 after my successful solo exhibit in Philadelphia at Bluestone Fine Arts Gallery. The focus of activity during this trip was the tourist sights and of course the food.

The final trip was in September, 2012 for the opening of my solo exhibit at The Art Quilt Gallery. I spent most of my time in museums, galleries and on the street soaking in the amazing atmosphere.

And of course eating.

Sketching with Thread

On my last trip to New York City I brought fabric and thread with me to do some slow sketching of my ideas for the series.

I find the slow process of sketching with thread and needle absolutely perfect for capturing my ideas.

Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York – Windows

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
This how I feel standing on the subway platform as a train zooms by a full speed

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
The High Line

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Architecture

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
In Progress – This isn’t feeling done yet

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Lines of People

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Visiting Art Museums

 
Thread and Needle sketch for Postcards from New York ©2012 Lisa Call, Textile Artist
Yoga in New York

 

The Inspiration

New York City ©2011 Lisa Call, Quilt Artist, Denver, Colorado

 

New York City ©2011 Lisa Call, Quilt Artist, Denver, Colorado

 

New York City ©2011 Lisa Call, Quilt Artist, Denver, Colorado

 

New York City ©2011 Lisa Call, Quilt Artist, Denver, Colorado

 

Doodle of New York City ©2011 Lisa Call, Quilt Artist, Denver, Colorado

 

Doodle of New York City ©2011 Lisa Call, Quilt Artist, Denver, Colorado

 

Doodle of New York City ©2011 Lisa Call, Quilt Artist, Denver, Colorado

 

Doodle of New York City ©2011 Lisa Call, Quilt Artist, Denver, Colorado