hand work

Vine napkin, ©2013, Paula KovarikHere's a piece that I have been working on while relaxing at the end of the day. It is stitched onto a linen napkin that my friend Leigh Ann gave me. I love these scalloped napkins as practice sheets. Since I haven't had much time in the studio to work on my machine these hand work pieces give me a sense of accomplishment without risk. No big committment, intimate and easy to finish.

light trick

light trick, 2012, Paula Kovarik

I am always happy to enter my studio in the morning. There is a big east-facing window that spews light across the surfaces of my tables. This piece was in the direct beam so I grabbed my camera to shoot it. Little did I know that the camera would further distort the image because there was so little light for focus. I love how the shadows on this piece create the illusion of a cliff right under the eyes. 

textural awakening

center and chaos, Paula Kovarik, 2012

Came into the studio after a battle with roaches this morning. Seems they decided to invade the basement. No worries though, they were not German roaches (the hardest to fight) but brown-banded roaches who normally live outside. Seems these 2 guys had lost their way.

Upon entering the studio the sun streaked across the Center and Chaos piece and reminded me to breathe. Breathe. Breathe.